If you’ve applied for an undergraduate course starting this September learn more about the course and get to know us better at our events for applicants and offer holders.
Whether you are an art historian or a psychologist, a creative writer or a criminologist, as a student in our school you will be studying in our newly renovated Mithras House building. Why not take a look round?
Take a look at these great, short, affordable introductions to some of the key ideas and concepts we explore across the Humanities Programme. Some are fiction, some non-fiction, some classics, some more recent. Read them to prepare for university, or simply read them to engage your mind, then discuss them too.
Trans-sensory stories of gender-based violence: I feel, therefore I resist is at Grand Parade (14 – 18 Nov) and features artwork, sometimes provocative and disturbing, and includes illustration, fine art painting, comic stories, zines, performance, poetry, film, video, sculpture, light art and creative writing.
Hear from current student Lucille about the types of topics you’ll cover and the skills you’ll learn on the Contemporary History degree at the University of Brighton.
At Brighton our Humanities degrees cover disciplines including philosophy, history, politics, cultural studies, and literary studies – but what does ‘Humanities’ really mean and why choose to study them?
Continue reading “Why choose a Humanities degree?”
The public lecture series continues this autumn with a wide-ranging programme of inspiring and educational talks from leading academics. Continue reading “Humanities lecturer speaks on climate change as part of lecture series”
Vicky features in two recent podcasts, one on 1897 horror novel, The Beetle, and one on the ghost story writer, Eleanor Scott. Continue reading “Listen to podcasts featuring Humanities lecturer Dr Vicky Margree”
Here Dr Vicky Margree, Principal Lecturer in our School of Humanities and Social Science tells us about studying the humanities at Brighton and why the subject is so important at the moment in terms of global challenges such as climate change and racism.
Hear what else Ousainou has to say about studying for a philosophy, politics, ethics degree at the University of Brighton. Continue reading ““My first-year history tutor Becca was remarkable. Her seminar sessions were great and full of fun””
At Brighton we offer three undergraduate humanities courses – find out more.
Read our interview with Jayde who studied the University of Brighton’s Globalisation: Politics, Conflict and Human Rights MA.
Nigerian-born Aluko is based in Liverpool, UK, where he worked previously as an architect, and he’ll be joining us to present Tayo Aluko – Art as Weapon: Some Pan Africanist Examples, survey of artists from the African Diaspora who use their arts in the fight against oppression..
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. Continue reading “Thinking of studying Globalisation?”
In the 2021/22 academic year our Law, Society and Justice Research and Enterprise Group (LawSoJust REG) hosted a number of guest lectures for students and staff across the University of Brighton. Continue reading “Guest lectures for students on topical legal and social issues”
Second-year student Nell Gulliver talks about her placement with Screen Archive South East. Continue reading ““The placement experience and knowledge will be a great addition to my CV””
Revolutionary Lives of the Red and Black Atlantic since 1917 co-edited by Christian Høgsbjerg is published on 19 April 2022 and brings to light the life histories of those whose political activity in relation to the black liberation struggle was profoundly shaped by the global impact and legacy of the Russian Revolution of October 1917. Continue reading “Lecturer’s new book looks at life histories of radical figures in relation to black liberation struggle”
From ‘The Fetishism of Commodities’ and ‘Graphic Interventions’, to ‘The Social Life of Unwanted Things’ and ‘Tracing the pursuit of (modern) happiness’ sign up to what promise to be fascinating events. Continue reading “Lecturers give free online talks as part of University exhibition looking at how objects are seen, from treasures to junk”
Join the Humanities Society at our Edward Street building (or online) for this lecture by Dr Robin Dunphy, expert in epistemology and metaphysics in the context of Classical German Philosophy and with the Pyrrhonian sceptical tradition. Continue reading “‘Bad Scepticism and Democracy’ public lecture 27 Jan, 6.30pm”
Another chance to listen to our staff and students on our Humanities programme speak on a variety of subjects on our podcast series. Continue reading “Listen to staff and students on Spotify”
Come to the Humanities Society event at the University of Brighton’s Edward Street to hear this University of Sussex professor discuss Islamic philosophy. This is a drop in society – you can sit back, listen and relax, or ask questions and debate! Everyone is welcome.
Continue reading “Come to a talk from Professor Tony Booth on Islamic Philosophy on 18 November, 6.30pm”
Humanities lecturer Dr Christian Høgsbjerg has co-edited a new book exploring the implications that the Russian Revolution had on racism and how it inspired many black radicals internationally. Continue reading “New book examines link between Russian Revolution and anti-colonialisms”
Students taking part in the Census project, a collaborative project using historical census data to highlight changing patterns in health, disability, housing, employment and identity) have spoken about their experiences.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences historian, Deborah Madden, has been awarded Santander Scholarships Research for the Global Challenges Undergraduate Research Scheme (URS). Continue reading “Historian awarded Scholarship Research Scheme”
The feed for our literature, creative writing, linguistics, language, history of art and design, history, philosophy and politics. Continue reading “Follow our Humanities courses on Instagram”
Humanities lecturer Victoria Margree (author of a book on Firestone) and Claus Halberg (University of Bergen’s Centre for Women’s and Gender Research) discuss the Canadian-American radical feminist, writer and activist in this film.
In the wake of the BLM protests, podcast series Slavery and the City looks at what it means for Britain to reckon with the history of the transatlantic slave trade – and Humanities lecturer Anita has contributed to the second episode on London’s Guildhall and the slave ship, Zong massacre.
Dr Becca Searle and Dr Heba Youssef teach on our new politics degrees – here we find out a bit more about what made them want to specialise in this fascinating subject and how they teach politics at Brighton. Continue reading ““I am fascinated by international relations and global politics and how it directly impacts people’s lives in ways that may not be immediately apparent””
You can now apply for our new courses in Politics BA(Hons), Politics and Social Change BA(Hons), Environmental Politics BA(Hons), Politics and International Relations BA(Hons) and Sex and Politics BA(Hons). Continue reading “Brighton launches five new politics degrees for 2022”
The collaborative project (Census 2021: Using historical census data to highlight changing patterns in health, disability, housing, employment and identity) will use the upcoming census for creative learning sessions with under-represented local groups. Continue reading “Humanities lecturer Dr Deborah Madden leads census project to be featured on BBC 3 podcast”
Students and staff are invited to this free event hosted by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex which sees award-winning science journalist and author of ‘Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong’ and ‘Superior: the Return of Race Science’ speaking to our staff and students. Book your place now. Continue reading “International Women’s Day: A Conversation with Angela Saini on 10 March, 12noon”
Tune in to Heart FM this afternoon at 4pm to hear Jonathan, senior lecturer in Critical History and Contemporary History speak about the Inauguration of new President Biden. Continue reading “Dr Jonathan Watson interviewed about Presidential Inauguration”
The University of Brighton’s Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics is running this online event which starts today (18-23 January). Continue reading “Conference | Democracy and Populism: Equality, Truth and Disagreement In The Age of Covid”
To mark the bicentenary of the bicentenary of the birth of German philosopher Friedrich Engels this Saturday, Lecturer in Critical History and Politics Dr Christian Høgsbjerg has written a blog about Engels as a revolutionary historian. Continue reading “Engels at 200 – renewed relevance”
Robin Dunford, Andy Knott and Jon Watson discuss the national and international dimensions of the recent US presidential election. Continue reading “Podcast: humanities lecturers discuss the US election”
Here are a set of short videos by academic staff in the Humanities programme exploring some of the subjects we teach and/or the approaches we use. Continue reading “Thinking about choosing a Humanities degree?”
Historian Dr Christian Hogsbjerg, lecturer in critical history and politics, discusses decolonising the curriculum, Caribbean history, how race and empire impacted on British identity, politics, society and culture – and much more. Continue reading “Podcast: Dr Christian Hogsbjerg on how race and empire impacted on British identity”