Laydeez do Comics - and they're proud of it

| Comics, English, Humanities, Students

An international organisation championing female comics creators will host its first event in Dundee, the spiritual home of the British comics industry, later this month. The newest chapter of Laydeez Do Comics (LDC) has been formed by Hailey Austin, Rachel Davis and Grace Wright, postgraduate students at the University of Dundee. The first of four events planned for 2019 will take place at Dundee Comics Creative Space on Friday 31 May and will be based on University lecturer Dr Golnar Nabizadeh's new book Representation and Memory in Graphic Novels. Laydeez Do Comics supports female-identifying comics cre...

Comic to raise awareness of coeliac disease

| Comics, Engage Dundee, English, Humanities, Students

The University of Dundee’s renowned comics artists and writers have produced a new publication raising awareness of the serious and much misunderstood autoimmune condition coeliac disease. ‘Understanding Coeliac Disease’ will be launched on Thursday 16 May to mark Coeliac Disease Awareness Week. The 24-page comic seeks to make more people aware of what it is like to live with coeliac disease, the only treatment for which is a strict life-long gluten free diet. Professor Jenny Woof, of the University’s School of Life Sciences, proposed a collaboration with the comics team to help pr...

South Africa's first democratic elections, 25 years on – Dr Matt Graham in The Conversation

| History, Humanities

Nelson Mandela's dream of a great rainbow nation has been badly undermined by corruption, violence and inequality, but democracy has taken root in South Africa nonetheless, writes our Senior Lecturer in History, Dr Matt Graham. In a celebration of the 25th anniversary of South Africa's first democratic elections, Dr Graham's article, South Africa's first democractic elections, 25 years on: never lose sight of what the country has achieved, has recently been published by The Conversation. See the full article...

Dundee among world's best for impact on society

| Comics, Creative Writing, Engage Dundee, English, European Studies, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy

The University of Dundee has been placed 20th in the world for its impact in a new global ranking. The Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings recognise that the role of universities extends beyond research and teaching to a third mission revolving around engagement, knowledge transfer and innovation for societal good. These rankings measure the global higher education sector’s success in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dundee was ranked 20th in the inaugural survey. The University was placed 3rd in the world for SDG 12 – Responsible Consumpt...

Global Scotland in the age of Brexit (Public Lecture)

| Engage Dundee, History, Humanities

With Brexit set to redefine Scotland’s relationship with the rest of the world for decades to come, an upcoming public lecture at the University of Dundee will explore our past and future as a global nation. 'Global Scotland in the age of Brexit: Historical perspectives on the Scottish diaspora and migration' is a free event taking place at the University’s Dalhousie Building on Thursday 11 April. In it, Professor Tanja Bueltmann, a global authority on Scotland's worldwide diaspora, will look at what the past can tell us about current political developments. It is the latest event in a series o...