BBC Documentary on H.G. Wells to feature Dr Keith Williams

| English, Humanities

The BBC will be showing a documentary on H.G. Wells at 150 this Friday (16th September), featuring Dr Keith Williams, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Dundee. Future Tense - The Story of H.G. Wells is a new documentary commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of H.G. Wells, looking at the inspiration for Wells’s early science fiction in his early experiences and lower-middle class upbringing in the suburban counties of the South-East of England, as well as his relationship with new science and technology.   The programme will be hosted by 20th century historian Dominic San...

Dundee joins the Detroit Design Festival 2016

| History, Humanities

School of Humanities Dean, Professor Jim Livesey, will be participating in a panel session at the Detroit City of Design Summit next week. Part of the Detroit Design Festival 2016, the summit will be convening leaders from Detroit's design community, government, community development, business and industry, along with international partners to explore how they can utilize design to build a better city. This will be a fantastic opportunity for Dundee, the UK's first UNESCO City of Design, to make links with the first and only UNESCO City of Design in the United States. Jim Livesey is Professor of Global His...

The Voyage Out - celebrating a decade of creativity

| Books, Creative Writing, English, Humanities

An international anthology celebrating a decade of risky journeys into the unknown is to be launched on board the RRS Discovery on Friday, 16th September. In the spirit by which the RRS Discovery was launched from Dundee into the white spaces of the Antarctic in 1902, The Voyage Out, a unique compendium of fiction, poetry, essays, art and film and science, captures the anticipation and the possibilities of voyaging. The Voyage Out marks a decade of imaginative journeys undertaken in Writing Practice and Study at the University and commemorates the work of Dundee poet and much loved English Lecturer, Jim S...

A Black History of Britain - new BBC series featuring Dr Peggy Brunache

| American Studies, History, Humanities

We are delighted to announce that Dr Peggy Brunache, tutor in History and American Studies at the University of Dundee, will be participating in an event today (1st September) which will be filmed as part of an upcoming new BBC series. ‘A Black History of Britain’ will be a new BBC Two history series, and as part of the filming for this Dr Brunache will be speaking about African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ 1846 speech in Dundee.  Her talk will take place in the same spot in which Douglass once stood and captivated his au...

H. G. Wells at 150: Hope and Fear (Being Human 2016)

Being Human Festival 2015
| Comics, English, Humanities

From the team that brought you 'Mary Shelley’s Dundee: Frankenstein Begins' comes 'H.G. Wells at 150: Hope and Fear', a series of events that will celebrate the 150th birthday of the author of The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898) as part of the UK’s Being Human Festival of the Humanities (17th-25th November 2016). Building on the success of our involvement with Being Human 2015, we are delighted to confirm that this year Dundee has been promoted to the status of Scotland’s “festival hub”. Led by...