School of Humanities

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

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.

Michael Neu Just Liberal Violence

Michael Neu Just Liberal Violence book launch

Humanities students are invited to attend the launch of lecturer Dr Michael Neu’s new book (25 January, 6.30pm, Pavilion Parade) which critically examines forms of direct and structural violence that others may be ‘justly’ subjected to. 

Thinking of studying Globalisation?

Read course leader Dr Robin Dunford’s latest published piece – an article in the Journal of Global Ethics arguing that decolonial theory can offer a distinctive and valuable ethical lens. 

The radical feminism of Shulamith Firestone by Victoria Margree

The Radical Feminism of Shulamith Firestone

Principal Lecturer Dr Victoria Margree’s new book on the controversial theories of 70s feminist Firestone is set to be published on 29 June 2018.

Come and visit us this winter!

It might be cold outside but don’t let that stop you visiting us this winter!

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Humanities professor honoured by North American Society for the Sociology of Sport

University of Brighton Professor of Leisure Studies Alan Tomlinson, along with John Sugden, Professor of the Sociology of Sport, have been honoured for their “high quality and sustained profile of their scholarship.”

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Careers advice drop-in at Pavilion Parade

On Thursday 7 December 10am-1pm, the careers service are running drop-in sessions at Pavilion Parade for Humanities students.

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Did you know about these studio facilities?

At our Watts building there are specialist facilities for use by all students and staff across the university. Book now!

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Lecturers Erika Tan and Dr Lara Perry in conversation

Book your free place at this discussion of Tan’s recent series of films at the Royal Pavilion on 16 November.

New lecture series announced: Thinking the Politics of ‘Race’

Held at Edward Street, these lectures – which run from October 2017 to March 2018 – see visiting academics discuss this thought-provoking issue. 

A.C. Grayling talks democracy and its crisis

Author A.C Grayling will be giving a talk at Grand Parade on November 6.

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Shellshock Rock Film screening

The Metacinema Club is hosting an evening of documentaries and discussion exploring film activism at Grand Parade.

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Hospital artefacts collected in university project

The University of Brighton is working with the Royal Sussex County Hospital, The Keep and the Royal Pavilion and Museums to collect artefacts and oral histories for future generations.

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