School of Humanities

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

Latest news

AHRC PhD funding: application workshop 15 Nov

Applications for Midlands3Cities Doctoral Partnership AHRC funding for commencement of PhD study in 2015 are now open. Book now for the application workshop 15 Nov.

A prize winning dissertation for Louise Pedersen

Congratulations to Louise Pedersen who has won the 2014 British Association for Jewish Studies dissertation prize.
Being Human programme announced

Being Human programme announced

Events at venues across Nottingham and Eastwood as part of the UK's first national festival of humanities 15-23 November.

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Upcoming events

Slave trade legacies – the global cotton connections of the Derwent Valley mills

Dr Susanne Seymour, Deputy Director of the Institute for the Study of Slavery, looks to the Midlands to discuss the legacy of the slave trade.

Research Seminar, Friday 7 November

Dr Antoine Arjakovsky (Co-director of the Society-Freedom-Peace research group at the Collège des Bernardins, Paris) will speak on "Russia-Ukraine: Theology and Politics" in A2, Humanities Building. All are welcome to attend.

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