School of Humanities

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

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. 

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MA Creative Writing student shortlisted for creative writing award

Dawn Hart’s short story has been nominated for a creative writing award which raises money for charity.

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Brighton academic to write British Council history

History of Art and Design academic Annebella Pollen has won a competitive commission to write a popular history of the British Council’s Visual Arts Department and Collection.

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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The CogLit Project launches with talk at Falmer

On 31 of October, Linguistics expert Dr Patricia Kolaiti discusses ‘Literature and art as a cognitive object: towards a novel mentalistic theory of literature and art’ in Checkland Building, Falmer, 1-2.30pm.

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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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Explore your options through Clearing

Good luck to everyone receiving exam results this week! If you’ve had a change of heart about what you want do next, or your exams have gone differently from what you expected, Clearing is an opportunity to assess your options and explore the possibilities. If you need help navigating your way through the Clearing process,…

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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.

University of Brighton librarian longlisted for prestigious LBGT book prize

Allie Rogers can often be found among the thousands of books in the University of Brighton’s Falmer library – but now she’s earning accolades for her own literature.

Buckingham Palace reward for The Big Read

The University of Brighton’s The Big Read scheme was rewarded with an invitation to Buckingham Palace for a prestigious event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker Prize.

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.

Students mount Preston Manor exhibition

Students Sarah-Mary Geissler and Caroleen Molenaar are behind an ambitious exhibition of dress at Brighton’s historic Preston Manor.

New Creative Writing single honours course

Students at the University of Brighton will be able to study Creative Writing as a single honours course from 2019.

From war zone to wardrobe

How and why silk battle maps used during the Second World War were turned into dresses after the Allies’ victory will be examined at a free event in Worthing on June 30.

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.

Graduates 2018: Wendy Fraser: History of Art and Design

My dissertation focuses on the Moomins – a family of anthropomorphic cartoon creatures which were created by the Finnish artist and writer Tove Jansson in 1945 and became the central characters in a series of children’s books and a daily cartoon for adult readership in London’s Evening News from 1954.

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.

Brighton marks Martin Luther King’s murder

The 50thanniversary of the assassination of US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr is being marked with an exhibition at the University of Brighton.

Graduates 2018: Emmy Sale Fashion and Dress History

Emmy Sale is a final year Fashion and Dress History student who will be showing work in the Graduate Degree Show.

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Join leading writers and publishers at our Creative Writing MA event

On Wednesday 25 April (10am – 12pm) join Araminta Hall, David Headley, Candida Lacey and Erinna Metley for a free event on our Falmer campus.

CDH Lunchtime Series: Objects Unwrapped

This informal session will introduce a new University of Brighton / Worthing Museum and Art Gallery research collaboration, Objects Unwrapped.

Utopias and Other Stories: Panel Discussion with Charles Holland and Annebella Pollen

Prompted by the current exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion, I blew on Mr Greenhill’s main joints with a very ‘hot’ breath, lecturers Annebella Pollen and Charles Holland will discuss utopian spaces and places, social reform, modernist ideals and fantasies.

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.

Calling all filmmakers

The annual David Thomas Awards are open for entries.

Emmy Sale on becoming an Association of Dress Historians Student Fellow

Final year Fashion and Dress History student Emmy speaks about her prestigious new role which includes the task of building up the Association’s online presence.

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Humanities event: 22 March, 6pm

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

Women of Impact: Triple success for Fashion and Dress History students

Three students have taken on prestigious roles with prestigious societies.

Women of Impact

To mark International Women’s Day in 2018 we are celebrating the achievements of just some of the academics working here at Brighton.

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