More than just a hat: How Davy Crockett’s legend inspired America’s obsession with guns

America’s controversial gun culture may be the divisive legacy of one of the country’s most famous folk heroes, a University of Dundee expert has said. Dr Matthew Ward, a Senior Lecturer in early American history, says that the image of the politician and frontiersman cultivated following his death has been central to an issue that splits the country to this day. Dr Ward will be discussing the United States’ ...

Dundee ranked among UK's top 5 for student satisfaction

The University of Dundee has been ranked 4th among UK universities for overall student satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS). The University recorded overall satisfaction of 90%, up 2% on the 2018 result and well above the sector average of 84%, and was ranked 2nd in Scotland. Our Humanities subjects also recorded good results in this year's survey, with History and Creative Writing ranking top in Scotland and...


University of Dundee Culture Day - Radical!

The University’s annual Culture Day is a stimulating mix of talks and presentations across a wide-range of subjects united by a common theme.

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Writings from Scotland Before the Union Conference

A one-day conference hosted by the Centre for Scottish Culture, examining the literary culture of Scotland prior to the Act of Union of 1707.

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Dundee Arts Cafe - Guns, Violence and Toxic Masculinity in the USA

Dr Matthew Ward will talk about depictions of guns and violence in culture and mass media in the USA, how these images and stories have been linked closely with ideas of masculinity and how this can be harmful to men and society.

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