Who were the Jacobites and what did they want for Scotland? (Public lecture)

| Engage Dundee, History, Humanities

Two of Scotland’s most eminent historians will debate the intentions and legacy of the Jacobites when a University of Dundee research centre hosts the first in a nationwide lecture series exploring the country’s past. ‘Who were the Jacobites and what did they want for Scotland?’ will see Dundee’s Professor Christopher Whatley and Professor Murray Pittock, of the University of Glasgow, tackle these questions at the Apex Hotel, City Quay, on Tuesday 24 April. It is the inaugural event in the History Scotland Lectures series, which has been developed in association with the Unive...

Dundee ranked among UK's best for student experience

| Comics, Creative Writing, English, European Studies, Film Studies, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy, Students

The University of Dundee has been ranked among the top universities in the United Kingdom – and 2nd in Scotland – in the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. This year’s survey ranks 116 universities across the UK. Dundee is placed 14th overall, one place higher than last year. Dundee is 2nd in Scotland, just behind its close neighbour the University of St Andrews. Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee, said, “This is another very good result for the University and shows that we continue to offer one of the best studen...

Dundee rises among world’s best for international student satisfaction

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

International students at the University of Dundee have rated their overall satisfaction at over 93 per cent, one of the highest scores in the latest International Student Barometer (ISB). With feedback from over 3 million students worldwide across all student types, levels and years of study, the ISB is the world's largest annual survey of international students. The results of ISB’s Autumn 2017 survey have just been released to participating universities. Overall satisfaction among the Dundee students rose from 90.9 per cent in 2016 to 93.7 per cent, the third highest score out of the 31 UK univers...

Reanimating Rabbie – rare film screenings for Burns Night

| Engage Dundee, English, Film Studies, History, Humanities

A free event at the University of Dundee this week will celebrate Burns Night with screenings of rare films from Scotland’s National Moving Image Archive.  The programme includes two rare animated films from the 50s and 70s, Tam o’ Shanter and Tam o’ Shanter Rides Again, as well as a rare 1933 silent documentary, Homes and Haunts of Scotland's Ploughman Poet Robert Burns. Silent screen pianist and composer, Steven Gellatly will provide live musical accompaniment. Honorary Research Fellow Dr David Robb will give a short talk on Burns’ ‘Tam o’Shanter’ and Creati...

Woodrow Wilson's famous US speech makes a mockery of Donald Trump – Dr Matthew Ward in The Conversation

| History, Humanities

"We have reached the centenary of US President Woodrow Wilson’s speech to Congress on January 8, 1918, outlining his Fourteen Points for brokering a lasting peace in Europe after World War I. It was the famous roar of idealism from across the Atlantic that would be whittled back in the name of self-interest by the victorious allies at Versailles the following year. "The speech would go on to shape many features of American foreign policy, however, particularly the broader points like open diplomacy, removal of economic and trade barriers, freedom of the seas and a general association of nations worki...