Humanities

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

New book examines link between Russian Revolution and anti-colonialisms

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.

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Meet the staff: Cathy Bergin

Dr Cathy Bergin is principal lecturer and leader of the History, Literature and Culture degree on the Humanities Programme.

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Lecturer Vicky Margree in conversation about radical feminist Shulamith Firestone

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.

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Lecturer Anita Rupprecht discusses transatlantic slave trade on Open City podcast

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.

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“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”

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.

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Humanities lecturer Dr Deborah Madden leads census project to be featured on BBC 3 podcast

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.

Fashion History lecturer speaks on theatre costumes on Radio 3

Listen to Dr Veronica Isaac, dress historian and lecturer speak about 19th and 20th century theatre costumes on BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking episode on Fashion Stories in Museums.

The Coast is Queer literature festival returns

The LGBTQ+ literature festival returns from 5-7 of February with input and support from University of Brighton.

Dr Jonathan Watson interviewed about Presidential Inauguration

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.

Podcast: Victorian invention of Christmas

Dr Charlotte Nicklas, course leader for Fashion and Dress History discusses how the Victorians invented much of the commercialised Christmas.

Podcast: humanities lecturers discuss the US election

Robin Dunford, Andy Knott and Jon Watson discuss the national and international dimensions of the recent US presidential election.

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Did you know our English students can get one-to-one support from professional writers?

This year the University of Brighton has two Royal Literary Fund Fellows, published writers Julia Crouch and Dr Hannah Vincent – students can book sessions to focus on their specific writing needs, from essay planning to structuring an argument, to critical thinking, to rewriting and editing.

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Podcast: Dr Christian Hogsbjerg on how race and empire impacted on British identity

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.

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Lecturer’s essay in Turner Prize-winner Lubaina Himid’s exhibition catalogue

Anita Rupprecht has written an article for Himid’s show Memorial to Zong – the piece reflects on two of Himid’s artworks in the context of the relationship between the histories and cultural memories of the transatlantic slave trade.

Exploring claims to Beethoven’s legacy

Humanities researcher Dr Aakanksha Virkar Yates appears on a BBC Radio 3 documentary this Friday 25 September (midday) to discuss Beethoven’s artistic and philosophical legacy and his influence on politics in the early 20th century.

Meet the staff: Robin Dunford

Dr Robin Dunford is course course leader for the MA in Globalisation: Politics, Conflict and Human Rights, and teach on Global Politics, Human Rights, Humanitarian Intervention, Development and Peacebuilding.

Meet the staff: Lara Perry

Dr Lara Perry is Deputy Head of the School of Humanities and is a lecturer on Art Design History.

New book by lecturer explores the dialogue of online sex

Online Sex Talk and the Social World: Mediated Desire  by Chrystie Myketiak investigates online conversations about desire that take place in one community over an 18 month period.

Meet the staff: Rebecca Searle

Dr Rebecca Searle is Principal Lecturer on BA (Hons) War, Conflict and Modernity.

Meet the staff: Jess Moriarty

Dr Jess Moriarty is leader for the Creative Writing programme and course leader for Creative Writing MA and English Literature and Creative Writing BA(Hons) .

Meet the staff: Vedrana Velickovic

Dr Vedrana Velickovic is a Principal Lecturer in Literature and teaches across modules on single and joint honours degrees in English Literature, Creative Writing, Media and English Language.

Meet the staff: Stephen Maddison

Professor Stephen Maddison is head of the School of Humanities.

Meet the staff: Jon Watson

Dr Jon Watson is senior lecturer, co-lead of the Critical History degree.

Podcast: PPE course leader Clare Woodford

Hear Clare talk about the undergraduate and postgraduate philosophy and politics courses and discusses some of the issues in politics today.

Dr John McCullough, creative writing lecturer wins major literary prize

John’s poetry collection, Reckless Paper Birds, has won this year’s £15,000 Hawthornden prize for literature.

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Interview with lecturer Christian Høgsbjerg about his Haitian Revolutionary Studies

Christian teaches history and politics in our Humanities department and is co-author of the book Toussaint Louverture: A Black Jacobin in the Age of Revolutions – read his recent interview with The Public Archive.

Language Attitudes, National Identity and Migration in Catalonia by Mandie Iveson

English language lecturer wins award for book

Mandie Iveson’s book Language Attitudes, National Identity and Migration in Catalonia has won the prestigious Premi Crítica Serra d’Or award.

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Humanities lecturers invited to discuss the topic of ‘peace’ at LSE

This week Michael Neu and Robin Dunford spoke at the London School of Economics’ Philosophy Forum as part of a panel discussing the topic of ‘peace’.

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BBC Bitesize interview with Creative Writing lecturer about original ideas and how to find them

Is there such a thing as an original idea?  Creative Writing senior lecturer Dr Craig Jordan-Baker is one of the contributors to the debate on BBC Bitesize.

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Creative Writing lecturer celebrates debut novel

The Nacullians by Craig Jordan-Baker is a dark comedy that charts the tensions and traumas of one family and their relationship with the city they inhabit and is published in May this year.

Ghost stories, feminism and epistemic injustice

Humanities lecturer Dr Vicky Margree’s new book on women’s ghost stories has just been published.

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Creative Writing tutor is Costa Prize nominee

Dr John McCullough, lecturer on the University of Brighton’s Creative Writing MA, has had his new book Reckless Paper Birds shortlisted for the 2019 Costa Poetry Awards.

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Dr Jess Moriarty podcast

Listen to creative writing lecturer Jess discuss encouraging students to use their own life stories in their writing, working for the SU in her younger years, The Big Read, and her emotional moment with Munroe Bergdorf at this summer’s graduation ceremony.

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.

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?

Barbara Chamberlain discusses British Witches

The School of Humanities’ Barbara Chamberlin discusses her passion for teaching, comics and her PhD, which focuses on British witches!

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Humanities lecturer curates exhibition taking a new look at Picasso’s Guernica

Picasso’s anti-war masterpiece of 1937 is seen anew in a multi-art form exhibition curated by a University of Brighton Humanities lecturer Dr Nicola Ashmore.

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.

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Lecturer’s libretto returns to the stage

An opera featuring a libretto written by University of Brighton lecturer Eleanor Knight is to be performed in London in August.

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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