Graduate Pamela Butchart to write Secret Seven novels

| Humanities, philosophy, students, books

We are delighted to hear that one of our graduates, Pamela Butchart, is to write two novels about Enid Blyton's Secret Seven for Hodder Children's Books. With the first book, The Mystery of the Skull, due to be published in July 2018 and the second due in early 2019, Pamela has been riding high since the finished her studies with us here in the School of Humanities. Pamela is a World Book Day Author for The Baby Brother from Outer Space, and in 2016, by teaming up with London-based illustrator Thomas Flintham, she won the Children's Book Award for her book My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat. F...

Humanities students nominated and highly commended in the 2017 Undergraduate Awards

Undergraduate Awards 2014
| English, Philosophy, Humanities, Students

Students from across the University of Dundee, including the School of Humanities, were shortlisted and nominated for this year's prestigious Undergraduate Awards.   Sarah Coakley, a current MLitt in English Studies student and graduate of the undergraduate MA degree programme at the University of Dundee, was nominated twice for separate submissions, with one of her essays, 'A Scottish Epic?: Scotland and Scottish Culture in James Macpherson's Ossian and Robert Burns' Tam O' Shanter', being Highly Commended in the Literature category.   This is the second year in a row that one of Sarah's essay s...

Dundee strikes gold in Teaching Excellence Framework

| English, European Studies, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF was introduced by the UK Government to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching. The ranking places Dundee among an elite group of British universities licensed to use the TEF Gold Award for the next three years. “The award of TEF Gold is an excellent result which highlights the quality of learning, teaching and the student experience that we offer at Dundee,” said Professor Karl Leydecker, Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching),...

Dundee continues to climb in Guardian University Guide

| Creative Writing, English, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy

The University of Dundee has continued its climb in prestigious national league tables after being ranked 24th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018, topping the table in Dentistry and Design & Crafts. This result represents a rise of four places on last year’s rankings, meaning Dundee has jumped 23 places since 2015. The University is now ranked 3rd in Scotland having overtaken Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt in this year’s Guardian table. Our Humanities subject results were good, with History and Modern Languages both placing 2nd in Scotland, English and Creative Writing placing 3rd i...

Never mind truth and lies - 'Trumpism' rejects the very idea of making sense

| American studies, Humanities, Philosophy

"There has been much concern over what the Trump era has done for our ideas about truth and falsity, but viewed philosophically, the problem with Trump is something more fundamental still: it's a problem not of establishing truth, but of making sense." Dominic Smith, Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Dundee, tries to define 'Trumpism' in an article for The Conversation.  See the full article Useful links Find out more about studying Philosophy at the University of Dundee ...