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
- This July, students from the Department of History of Art, along with other Faculty of Arts students have been volunteering at the East Midlands Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. Each student spent 10-14 days in Venice with the remainder of the programme undertaken at Derby QUAD and New Art Exchange. Volunteers worked as exhibition invigilators and information assistants for visitors, guiding them through the exhibition and the artists' ideas.
- The Jean Rich Foundation of Canada offers the Pauline Roberts Scholarship to United Kingdom nationals to support one student on the MA in History. The Scholarship has a value of 6,000 Canadian dollars per annum (approximately £2,500-£3,000 depending on the exchange rate) and is tenable for one year.
- Submissions for papers are invited for the 'Re-energizing ideology studies' conference, celebrating 20 years of the Journal of Political Ideologies.
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- The Centre of Bible, Ethics and Theology (CBET) in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies hosts a Community Study Day: Why Study Biblical Languages?
- 27 - 28/11/2015
- The Centre for the Study of Political Ideologies is hosting a conference on 27-28 November to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Journal of Political Ideologies.