Dundee strikes gold in Teaching Excellence Framework

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

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF was introduced by the UK Government to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching. The ranking places Dundee among an elite group of British universities licensed to use the TEF Gold Award for the next three years. “The award of TEF Gold is an excellent result which highlights the quality of learning, teaching and the student experience that we offer at Dundee,” said Professor Karl Leydecker, Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching),...

Dundee continues to climb in Guardian University Guide

| Creative Writing, English, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy

The University of Dundee has continued its climb in prestigious national league tables after being ranked 24th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018, topping the table in Dentistry and Design & Crafts. This result represents a rise of four places on last year’s rankings, meaning Dundee has jumped 23 places since 2015. The University is now ranked 3rd in Scotland having overtaken Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt in this year’s Guardian table. Our Humanities subject results were good, with History and Modern Languages both placing 2nd in Scotland, English and Creative Writing placing 3rd i...

'The Spanish Resurgence 1713-1748' - new book by Dr Christopher Storrs launched

| Books, European Studies, History, Humanities

The Spanish Resurgence, 1713-1748, a new book by Dr Chris Storrs, has been formally launched at the Spanish embassy in London recently. The launch event was attended by around 80 people and featured a book signing and talk by Dr Storrs.  Published by Yale University Press at the end of 2016, the book is a major reassessment of Philip V’s leadership and what it meant for the modern Spanish state.   Often dismissed as ineffective, indolent, and dominated by his second wife, Philip V of Spain (1700–1746), the first Bourbon king, was in fact the greatest threat to peace in Europe during h...

History links with South Africa strengthened following award of British Academy Fellowship

| History, Humanities

We are delighted to announce that Dr Lindie Koorts (University of the Free State, South Africa) and Dr Matt Graham (University of Dundee) as co-investigator have been successful in achieving a British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship recently.  The fellowship is worth £111k over 3 years for their project on 'The Age of Opportunism: Paul Kruger’s Transvaal, 1886-1899'.   The project will see a range of activities hosted by the Scottish Centre for Global History at the University of Dundee and the International Studies Group at the University of the Free State in South Africa. As...

'The Spanish Resurgence 1713-1748' - new book by Dr Christopher Storrs

| Books, European Studies, History, Humanities

A new book by Dr Christopher Storrs, Reader in History at the University of Dundee, has recently been published by Yale University Press.  The Spanish Resurgence, 1713-1748 is a major reassessment of Philip V’s leadership and what it meant for the modern Spanish state. Often dismissed as ineffective, indolent, and dominated by his second wife, Philip V of Spain (1700–1746), the first Bourbon king, was in fact the greatest threat to peace in Europe during his reign. Under his rule, Spain was a dynamic force and expansionist power, especially in the Mediterranean world. Campaigns in Italy an...