Field trip to Special Collections at the University of St Andrews Library for History of the Book students

| Books, History, Humanities, Students

Students taking the 'History of the Book' module at the University of Dundee (module HU42001) participated in a field trip to St Andrews recently, for a rare books and manuscripts seminar in Special Collections at the University of St Andrews Library. The seminar leader was Rachel Hart, Senior Archivist at the University of St Andrews. She introduced the students to a wonderful collection of materials, which ranged from Egyptian papyrus of the third century CE to so-called ‘Books of Hours’ -- beautifully decorated devotional texts from the late Middle Ages—and from valuable incunables --f...

Island odyssey to be recounted at University

| Books, Engage Dundee, History, Humanities

One of Scotland’s most distinguished historians will next week talk about his critically acclaimed and highly personal study of the tiny Hebridean island of Pabay at the University of Dundee. Christopher Whatley is Professor of Scottish History at Dundee and the author of Pabay: An Island Odyssey. He will discuss the island, and the stories he uncovered while writing the book, at the University’s Dalhousie Building from 6pm on Tuesday 25 February. Described as a ‘sparkling gem’ and ‘one of the finest Highland books of the 21st century’, Professor Whatley’s book com...

Fully-funded PhD studentship opportunities - applications now open

| History, Humanities, Students

Applications are invited for two Leverhulme-funded studentships at the Universities of Stirling and Dundee. The studentships are offered as part of the Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant for the project “The Scottish Privy Council, 1692 to 1708: Government from Revolution to Union”. These fully funded PhD studentships include both fees and student stipend for three years of PhD study and will commence 8 April 2020, with a deadline of 28 February 2020 for applications.  The Scottish Privy Council Project, a collaboration between the universities of Stirling and Dundee, will research o...

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...