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 ...

Leverhulme grant success for History research project on Scottish Privy Council

| History, Humanities

We are delighted to announce that members of our History staff, along with Dr Alastair Mann from the University of Stirling, have been awarded a three-year grant by Leverhulme for a project on the Scottish Privy Council. Dr Mann (Stirling) will be the principal investigator for the project, while Dr Alan MacDonald (Senior Lecturer in History, Dundee) will be co-investigator and Dr Allan Kennedy (Lecturer in History, Dundee) will be the project manager. The project, which will run from 2020 to 2023, is entitled 'The Scottish Privy Council 1691-1708: Government from Revolution to Union' and is worth up ...

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

| Engage Dundee, History, Humanities, Seminars

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’ complex history with guns at the next Dundee Arts Café, which takes place in the McManus Café, McManus Gallery, on Tuesday 1 October. “Gun culture goes back to th...

Dundee ranked among UK's top 5 for student satisfaction

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

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 within the top 20 in the UK for overall student satisfaction, along with English and Iberian (Spanish) studies also ranking in the top 20 in the UK.  The National Student Survey...