Global History Day 2016

| History, Humanities, Seminars

On Wednesday 18th June, the Scottish Centre for Global History hosted their 'Global History Day 2016' event to mark the occasion of a visit to Dundee by Steve Pincus (Yale). The morning was dedicated to 'New Work in Global History', which saw the launch of new books by Dr Matt Graham, The Crisis of South African Foreign Policy and the ANC: Diplomacy, Leadership and the Role of the African National Congress, and Dr Felicia Gottmann, Global Trade, Smuggling, and the Making of Economic Liberalism: Asian Textiles in France 1680-1760. Sara Dorman (Edinburgh) and Nandini Bhattacharya (Dundee) responded to Matt G...

Rebirth and death explored at the Fifth Annual Humanities Postgraduate Conference

Humanities PG Conference 2016
| Comics, creative writing, english, film studies, history, humanities, philosophy, students

The theme of 'Rebirth' was thoroughly explored from many different perspectives and disciplines at the recent Humanities Postgraduate Conference at the University of Dundee, which took place on 12th & 13th May 2016.   This is the 5th year of this interdisciplinary conference, which brings together students and staff from a wide range of subjects to interpret a shared theme.  This year's theme of 'Rebirth' was addressed by students in a variety of ways, from papers on the rebirth of texts through translation and adaptation, to panels discussing the ups and downs of the creative process, to fra...

Congratulations to all winners at the DUSA Student Led Teaching Awards 2016!

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| English,History,Humanities,Philosophy,Students,European Studies

Congratulations to all the winners and those who were shortlisted and nominated!  2016 has been another good year for Humanities staff at the DUSA (Dundee University Students Association) Student Led Teaching Awards.  This year we had a winner and a runner up over two different categories: Eddie Small (English) was joint winner of the Inspirational Teaching category Matt Graham (History) was runner up in the Best Feedback and Assessment category Other Humanities nominees for this year included: Alan MacDonald Ana Salzberg Dominic Smith Matthew Ward Last year we had winners in t...

Mary Shelley's Dundee selected for Being Human Showcase

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| comics, english, humanities

The Mary Shelley's Dundee project has been selected as one of the stand-out case studies at the Being Human Festival Showcase taking place in London next month, an event to celebrate and showcase some of the examples of best practice in public engagement from the 2015 Festival.  Staff and students from the University of Dundee participated in the Festival in November 2015, attempting to re-animate Mary Shelley's Dundee through an exhibition, a performance, screenings and walks. Drawing on the famous Frankenstein novel and its local connections, events aimed to connect the city’s p...

Dr Daniel Cook appointed to Editorial Board of The Literary Encyclopedia

| English, Humanities

Dr Daniel Cook, a lecturer in English at the University of Dundee, has been appointed to the editorial board of The Literary Encyclopedia, for whom he will act as a general editor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature alongside Dr Nicholas Seager (Keele University) and Professor Pat Rogers (University of South Florida). He has also been appointed as a generaleditor for Scottish Literature, a new category. If you would like to contribute to the encyclopedia please contact Daniel directly (d.p.cook@dundee.ac.uk). Access to the database requires a subscription either for ...