School of Humanities

News and events from the University of Brighton's Humanities programme areas

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How can we protect heritage sites?

The University of Brighton welcomed academics from across the world to a research workshop based around safeguarding cultural heritage.

New Centre for Contemporary Arts to open at university

Brighton will gain a dynamic new arts hub in the heart of the city this October when the University launches its new Centre for Contemporary Arts (Brighton CCA) with a programme of world-class exhibitions, projects and commissions from emerging and established international artists.

Free workshops examine the clothes on our backs

The university has teamed with Brighton Museum to run three creative workshops engaging members of the BAME community, students and staff, to work on archival material, creating poems, textiles and prose.

Hums professor probes fairness of England’s 1966 World Cup victory

Latest research by Professor Alan Tomlinson, the University of Brighton’s Professor of Leisure Studies, suggests England’s 1966 World Cup victory received a helping hand from FIFA president Sir Stanley Rous.

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MA Globalisation: Politics, Conflict and Human Rights research newsletter

March 2019 has been a busy and productive month for the course team – we have been working on research projects on topics that feature heavily in our teaching.

Popular lecturer Richard Jacobs in new podcast

Listen to Richard Jacobs, Honorary Fellow in literature talk about creating the University’s literature course, his long career in teaching and why the study of fiction is more important than ever.

Celebrate International Women’s Day

At the University of Brighton, we are proud to have an extraordinarily talented staff and student community – and we are committed to equality of opportunity.

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Why choose a Humanities degree?

At Brighton we offer six Humanities degrees – using disciplines including philosophy, history, politics, cultural studies, and literary studies – but what does ‘Humanities’ really mean and why choose to study them?

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Humanities student praised by Obama has London show

Final-year History, Literature and Culture BA(Hons) student Layla Andrews showcases her newest work at the Oxo Tower from 26 February. The exhibition is called Feast And Famine and aims to highlight “elitism and opportunity” within the art world. In 2017, Layla painted a picture of Obama for which he sent her a letter of thanks….

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Come to a free literary salon event!

Join high-profile writers including Paris Lees, Araminta Hall and Wendy Hall as they share anecdotes and advice at the University’s new literary salon series (1, 11, 25 March and 29 April).

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Shulamith Firestone: xenofeminist before her time?

Xenofeminism affirms the potential of technology to open up a radical future – and Humanities lecturer Vicky Margree’s recent article in The Mantle asks whether the controversial 70s feminist was ahead of her time.

Meet the new Head for the School of Humanities

Watch a film of Professor Steven Maddison talking about his new appointment at the University of Brighton.

Tracing Brighton’s forgotten slave-owners

Research by University of Brighton academics has revealed that Brighton and Hove residents received significant financial compensation after the end of British colonial slavery in the Caribbean.

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“My tutors were excellent role models who helped to shape my own teaching”

Thinking of choosing a Humanities degree? Meet graduate Rosa Legano Bell, now working as head of history and associate assistant headteacher at a London school.

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Students vs professors in Radio 4 quiz

Humanities staff member Jon Watson is one of three University of Brighton lecturers pitting their wits against students in Radio 4 quiz The 3rd Degree on Thursday 31 January – come and watch the recording at the Sallis Benney Theatre.

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World experts on populism and democracy to gather in Brighton

World-leading academics from 43 countries will come together at the University of Brighton later this month (23-29 Jan) for the landmark Radical Futures conference which looks at the rise of populism and the future of democracy.

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Humanities lecturers publish article on black resistance and white entitlement

Read an abstract from Cathy Bergin and Anita Rupprecht’s piece ‘Reparative Histories: tracing narratives of black resistance and white entitlement’ in the Race & Class journal. 

Follow our Humanities programme on Twitter!

The School of Humanities has launched a new Twitter account.

What is populism?

Senior lecturer, School of Humanities Andy Knott examines the question on The Conversation.

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Careers fair: Weds 7 Nov

Come along to the university’s careers fair at the Amex football stadium by our Falmer campus. Download the app for the guide to what’s happening on the day.

Check if you are eligible for a grant available to care experienced students

Student grants are available for some final year students who have spent time in the care of a local authority or are care-experienced.

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Are you a Brighton Freshtival pass holder?

On Friday 28 September, the Radio 1 Rave Lounge is coming to Brighton featuring Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Danny Howard and special guest. Book your ticket now!

Got a question for Akala?

For our flagship Black History Month event on 22 Oct, rapper, author, poet and political activist, Akala, is joining us – and we want YOU to ask the questions.

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New student? Hit the Ground Running!

Congratulations to everyone who’s joining the university in 2018. There are a few things to do before you get here

Enrol online today!

Congratulations to everyone who’s received an offer. If you’ve had your place confirmed, you’ll be able to enrol from today.

Welcome to all of our new students!

When your place has been confirmed you officially become a University of Brighton student! Keep an eye on your inbox as we’ll be keeping in touch with you by email to let you know more about: activating your university user account and logging on to our online learning environment: student central how to access pre-arrival…

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Teaching and learning conference hears how course adapts to a changing society

Robin Dunford, course leader for Globalisation: History, Politics and Culture,  told a teaching conference how the course had adapted to reflect a changing society.

Graduate lighting up London

A University of Brighton graduate has been lighting up London’s most iconic buildings with political slogans.

First residential school for School of Humanities

This July the School of Humanities has run its first residential summer school.

Critical Histories symposium ask what role the past has in the present

Connecting research with today’s needs and struggles is an “urgent issue” being discussed at a University of Brighton symposium.

Migrant and Refugee Solidarity Group Refugee Festival

This year’s Migrant and Refugee Solidarity (MARS) Group festival evolves around the public reading of short stories from the Refugee Tales series, combining with interviews and discussions.

Resource for American history studies

Students and teachers studying American history can access a curated set of resources, links to useful websites and specific documents.

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Humanities event: 22 March, 6pm

All are welcome at this celebratory event marking new and recent book publications by staff.

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Why you should choose a placement module at University!

If you weren’t interested before, you should be after this!

All welcome at CAPPE seminar

The next Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, and Ethics (CAPPE) seminar Critical Theory & Radical Politics Seminar will be this Thursday March 1.

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Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics events 2018

CAPPE run seminars throughout the year on deeply thought-provoking subjects, featuring fascinating guest speakers from across UK and international academia. View this year’s events.

Professor looks at link between visual art and tackling depression

Visual arts can help reduce levels of depression and increase self-respect, according to a new study led by the School of Humanities Professor Alan Tomlinson.

Visit us at our Postgraduate open days

There’s no better way to explore your future study opportunities than by meeting lecturers and researchers at a postgraduate open day.

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