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 ...

International students to study MFA Art & Humanities at the University of Dundee thanks to overseas scholarships

| English, Humanities, Philosophy

Two postgraduate overseas scholarships have been awarded from the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and the School of Humanities. The students, Ricardo Bennett-Guzmán, originally from Mexico, and Addison Galagan, from Minnesota, are outstanding candidates who each will bring their own distinctive skills to the University of Dundee.  Comparable to the North American model of 'Graduate Assistantships', the two artists/scholars will also be contributing their expertise and knowledge to the University. The MFA Art & Humanities programme combines stud...

Dundee student to become Scotland's oldest graduate

Graduation Thumbnail - from CASS
| American Studies, Humanities, Philosophy, Students

At 86 years-young, Alex Stewart will become Scotland’s oldest graduate, and possibly one with the most degrees when he graduates from the University of Dundee today. Alex, who left school at 14, did not return to education until the tender age of 65 when he enrolled on the University’s New Opportunities Course through Dundee College in 1995. Over the next decade, he attained five degrees including ones in Philosophy, American Studies and Town & Regional Planning. In doing so, he followed in the footsteps of all three of his sons who also graduated from Dundee. Alex will be presented with hi...

Graduate Pamela Butchart wins prestigious Children's Book Award 2016

| Creative Writing, Humanities, philosophy, students

We would like to send out our warmest congratulations to ex-student Pamela Butchart, who recently won the Children's Book Award 2016. Pamela teamed up with London-based illustrator Thomas Flintham to create the winning book My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat, following in the footsteps of J.K. Rowling who won the prestigious award in 1997.  The book is a wacky story of a group of kids who decide that their new head teacher is a vampire. The Children's Book Award is the only national award for children's books that is voted for entirely by children themselves, awarded by The Federation of Children's...

Rebirth and death explored at the Fifth Annual Humanities Postgraduate Conference

Humanities PG Conference 2016
| Comics, creative writing, english, film studies, history, humanities, philosophy, students

The theme of 'Rebirth' was thoroughly explored from many different perspectives and disciplines at the recent Humanities Postgraduate Conference at the University of Dundee, which took place on 12th & 13th May 2016.   This is the 5th year of this interdisciplinary conference, which brings together students and staff from a wide range of subjects to interpret a shared theme.  This year's theme of 'Rebirth' was addressed by students in a variety of ways, from papers on the rebirth of texts through translation and adaptation, to panels discussing the ups and downs of the creative process, to fra...