13 Apr 2016

Dundee lecturer to uncover unknown American tale

A University of Dundee lecturer has received funding to tell an extraordinary untold American story. History and American Studies lecturer Dr Peggy Brunache has been awarded this year’s Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship. She will use the funding to look into the story of Parker Academy, a multi gender and interracial school founded in 1839 in Ohio. Methodist Reverend Daniel Parker and his wife Priscilla dedicated their lives to building equality in classrooms, at a time when racial segregation and states’ rights for slavery divided the nation.  It was regularly raided by slave catch...

Dundee lecturer to uncover unknown American tale

13 Apr 2016

Fire investigation award for Professor Nic Daeid

The University of Dundee’s Professor Niamh Nic Daeid has been recognised for her internationally leading work to reduce the number of lives lost in fires. The UK Association of Fire Investigators (UKAFI) has presented Professor Nic Daeid with the Pete J. Ganci Jr Memorial Award 2016 for her dedication and commitment to improving the fire investigation profession in Britain. Niamh Nic Daeid is Professor of Forensic Science and Director of Research at the University’s renowned Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID). She has been involved in the development of policy and practice in f...

Fire investigation award for Professor Nic Daeid

11 Apr 2016

Do you have the ‘Write Stuff’?

Influential figures from Scotland’s publishing industry and literary scene will visit the University of Dundee next week to help budding writers get their work into print and onto shelves. ‘Write Stuff’ takes place on Wednesday, 20th April at Bonar Hall. A panel of literary insiders will provide an insight into the business side of writing as well as offering the audience advice on how they can take their writing to the world. Guests include Scotland’s leading agent Jenny Brown, BBC Scotland’s inaugural Poet-in-Residence Rachel McCrum, former Man Booker Prize Judge Stuart Kell...

Do you have the ‘Write Stuff’?

8 Apr 2016

‘Here Was Elsewhere: A Memorandum of a Summer in Shanghai' – Wednesday 13th April

Artists, critics and curators from the UK and China will next week convene at the University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery to reflect on the first phase of a major international exhibition of Scottish art in Shanghai. The University’s Cooper Gallery and the British Council will host the forum, ‘Here Was Elsewhere: A Memorandum of a Summer in Shanghai’ on Wednesday, 13th April. The event is being held to share the experiences gained from the successful realisation of the first phase of Cooper Gallery’s major project ‘CURRENT | ????: Contemporary Art from Scotland’. Cur...

‘Here Was Elsewhere: A Memorandum of a Summer in Shanghai' – Wednesday 13th April

7 Apr 2016

Characters out in force for DeeCon

Superheroes, Stormtroopers and samurai, cuddly creatures and other characters from the world of anime, comics and games will gather at the University of Dundee this Saturday for the largest DeeCon held to date. The year-on-year growth of the anime, animation and art convention means the 2016 event will burst out from its base at Dundee University Students’ Union (DUSA) for the first time and into new spaces in the University Chaplaincy Centre and Queen Mother Building. Saturday, 9th April promises to be a day of colour, fun and geekiness on campus with thousands of fans, many of whom will be dressed ...

Characters out in force for DeeCon