School of Humanities
   
   
  
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We are a large and diverse school. Our seven departments range in what they study, from the earliest humans to the present, and from Nottingham right across the globe.
 

Humanities: learning, teaching, research

What do our departments have in common? All disciplines offer perspectives on the most significant aspects of human life and culture: birth, love and death, questions of ethics and problems of knowledge and evidence, the relation of our future to our past and the individual’s place in society and the world. The humanities do not offer certainties or straightforwardly ‘right’ answers: but they do require students at all stages to respond to profound and important questions about things that really matter and will never date. It's no surprise then that our graduates are popular with employers: the transferable skills humanities teach are well known and very much in demand. 

Judith Mossman, Head of School

Latest news

Department in film about the European Bronze Age

Description
Julian Henderson and Mark Pearce have been filmed for a programme about the European Bronze Age.
Date:
28/06/2016

Composition and Music Production students collaborate on new score for classic film

Description
A new score to accompany Dziga Vertov's 1929 silent film Man with a Movie Camera has been premiered by students in the Djanogly Recital Hall.
Date:
24/06/2016

Dr Rob Lambert provides live commentary on BBC Springwatch Extra 2016

Description
The University of Nottingham environmental historian and ecotourism academic, Dr Rob Lambert, continued his connection to the hugely successful and popular BBC Springwatch brand, by doing live commentary for BBC Springwatch Extra (Red Button, twitter and online service) in two half-hour timeslots on 15 June 2016.
Date:
23/06/2016

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Upcoming events

Grand Tourists and Others: Travelling Abroad before the Twentieth Century

Date
29/04/2016 - 07/08/2016
Description
This exhibition, jointly curated by Dr Ross Balzaretti from The Department of History and Manuscripts and Special Collections, will take the visitor on a journey through the history of travel since the sixteenth century drawing on The University of Nottingham's rich archives.

Thoresby – The End of the Mine exhibition and talk

Date
28/06/2016 - 01/07/2016
Description
Chris Upton's photographs documenting the last months of Thoresby Colliery are on display at Highfield House
Skilled Labour and Professionalism in Ancient Greece and Rome

Skilled Labour and Professionalism in Ancient Greece and Rome

Date
29 - 30/06/2016
Description
This conference will aim to study the overall phenomenon of ancient professionalism in multiple forms and across a wide range of periods.
The End of Coal

The End of Coal

Date
30/06/2016 - 01/07/2016
Description
This international conference marks the closure in July 2015 of Thoresby Colliery, the last working mine in the Midlands, and, with the closure of Kellingley Colliery last December, the end of deep-coal mining in the UK more generally.

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School of Humanities

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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