Generous donation of food bank supplies from Humanities staff

| English, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy

Many thanks to all the School of Humanities staff who very kindly donated items for a Dundee foodbank recently. Sarah Conway in the School Office coordinated the donations and delivered the boxes on behalf of the School.   Dundee foodbank provides emergency food relief to individuals, couples and families experiencing hardship throughout the city of Dundee and its surrounding area. In 2018 they were able to assist over 9,500 people with a non-perishable food provision and they are currently feeding 200 people per week.   Thank you so much for your help in supporting this cause.    ...

Graduate Julie included in list of 150 most influential people in UK publishing

| Books, English, History, Humanities, Students

Congratulations to our graduate Julie Danksin who has been included in The Bookseller's 150 for 2019 list!  The Bookseller 150 (formerly The Bookseller 100) is an annual list of the 150 most influential people in UK publishing. First published in 2009, the list is made up of publishers, retailers, authors, members of the media and more. Julie is the manager of Edinburgh’s Golden Hare Books, which was named Independent Bookshop of the Year at this year’s Nibbies, with the judges praising its “stylish boutique-style store, sharp growth in sales and capacity for innovation”. This ...

Comicsopolis – a public appeal to unearth more of Dundee’s comics history

| Comics, Engage Dundee, English, Humanities

An academic at the University of Dundee is researching the rich history of comics in Dundee, and is appealing for the help of the public in unearthing memories and details of publications which have long since disappeared. Christopher Murray, the world’s first Professor of Comics Studies, is in the process of writing Comicsopolis – A History of Comics in Dundee, and is interested in hearing from anyone who reads, collects, or creates comics in Dundee, or has in the past. “I think of Dundee as not only the Juteopolis, but also the Comicsopolis – the city of comics,” said P...

Comic helps young people cope with grief

| Comics, English, Humanities

Teenagers from across Scotland have shared their experiences of bereavement for a new comic aiming to help other young people deal with their grief. Produced in conjunction with academics from the Universities of Dundee and Strathclyde, When People Die: Stories from Young People is a 40-page publication filled with images, stories and insights that arose from a series of workshops held at HMYOI Polmont and the charities Richmond's Hope and Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS). The intention of the year-long project was to explore how comics can help generate reflective and confident life stories for ...

Saltire Society Scotland's National Book Award for graduate Clare

| Books, Creative Writing, English, Humanities, Students

Our congratulations are extended to author Clare Hunter, who graduated from our MLitt Writing Practice and Study course in 2014, as she was announced as one of the winners in the Saltire Society's Literary Awards 2019 recently. The Saltire Society announced the winners of the 2019 Literary Awards at a glittering ceremony at the National Museum of Scotland on Saturday 30 November 2019. In a ceremony presided over by BBC Presenter Cathy MacDonald, Awards were presented in six different literary categories. The Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award was presented jointly to two authors &nd...