River Deep, Mountain High – archives to artworks

| Creative Writing, English, Humanities, 2020

An exhibition of art, design and creative writing inspired by the natural world and our relationship with it will open at the University of Dundee this weekend. ‘River Deep, Mountain High – archives to artworks’ was conceived to mark Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters and challenged participants to respond to the University's rich archive, museum and rare book collections on the themes of rivers, seas, coasts and mountains. The exhibition, taking place at the Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, will be open to the public from Saturday 8 February until April. Dozens of University st...

New Media Writing Prize shortlist for Research Fellow Lynda Clark

| Books, Creative Writing, English, Humanities

Congratulations to Dr Lynda Clark, who’s interactive work The Memory Archivist has been shortlisted for the New Media Writing Prize 2019. Lynda is a Research Fellow with us in the School of Humanities, University of Dundee, working on the InGame project. The New Media Writing Prize showcases exciting and inventive stories and poetry that integrate a variety of formats, platforms, and digital media. Now in its 10th year, the international prize encourages and promotes the best in new media writing. The winner will be announced on 15th January at an awards ceremony at Bournemouth University. The M...

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...