School of Humanities

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

Lecturers examine the cost of NATO intervention

How best to protect civilians from mass atrocities? This is the question asked by Humanities lecturers Robin Dunford and Michael Neu in a new article.

Explore your options through Clearing

If your A Level results haven’t quite gone to plan or you’ve had a change of heart about what you want do next, don’t worry! Clearing is your chance to change direction and make new plans.

Artificial wombs, feminism and the abortion debate

Would the development of artificial wombs be a good or bad thing for feminism? How might artificial wombs change the debate on abortion?

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Hannah Francis talks about how her student ambassador role aids her studies

Hannah Francis (front row, third from left)  is about to start her third year as a student on the History, Literature and Culture degree.

Humanities programme score high in NSS

Of the four degrees from the programme which featured in the 2019 National Student Survey, all have received Overall Satisfaction rates of at least 94%, with two courses achieving the outstanding result of 100%.

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Join the Humanities Society seminar series

The Humanities Society fortnightly seminar series will kick off again in October.

Decolonizing History

How should we remember the past? This has always been a hotly contested question, with massive political implications.

Project documents refugee crisis on Chios

School of Humanities lecturer Dr Eugene Michail is documenting the histories of those involved in the recent ‘refugee crisis’ on the Greek island of Chios.

PhD student wins scholarship for work on the politics of war commemorations

A PhD student has been awarded a prestigious scholarship for her research into the politics of the centenary commemorations of the First World War.

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.

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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