Welcome to the School of Humanities
We are a large and diverse School. Our seven departments (Archaeology, History of Art, Classics, History, Music, Philosophy and Theology and Religious Studies) range in what they study from the earliest humans to the present; and from Nottingham right across the globe.
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
- Call for papers deadline 13 October: students, staff and researchers are invited to send in abstracts for a new weekly Popular Culture Lecture Series commencing Spring 2015. Discuss what is meant by popular culture, how is it approached in an academic framework, and if one can really study Batman et al seriously.
- Congratulations to Louise Pedersen who has won the 2014 British Association for Jewish Studies dissertation prize.
- A wide range of languages and levels available to study this autumn. Enrolment deadline 29 September.
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- Culture Innovation Labs Seminar: 'Trusting Pixels: Using Advanced Digitisation to Understand Cultural Heritage'. A seminar from Professor Melissa Terras, Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities and Professor of Digital Humanities at UCL.
- 15 - 23/11/2014
- The UK's first national festival of the humanities is coming to Nottingham; join in activities across the city relating to the themes of Heroes and Villains, exploring Nottingham's tradition of subversion and rebellion. The festival is funded and led by the School of Advanced Study, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy.
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