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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

Tarah Van De Wiele awarded the 2015 Postgraduate Teaching Award

Description
The Postgraduate Teaching Award is an annual award to recognise and celebrate examples of innovative teaching and support of learning. Tarah's innovation in teaching is evident in her creative delivery of Jewish studies seminars, as she includes surprising sources of media to immerse her students into the subject at hand. Examples this spring included video-recorded street interviews in Palestine and Israel as "live" applications in a seminar on ethnic and religious identity. She also took advantage of the library's digital archive of British newspapers to help situate students inside the British perception of Hitler's threat to Jews in 1932 as it was played out in reports. Tarah's support of student learning is evident in her commitment to Biblical Hebrew students, as she runs an informal blog dedicated to the class to aid their work when they are outside the classroom.
Date:
26/06/2015

Richard Gaunt talks in the Houses of Parliament on Wellington

Description
Richard Gaunt will give a talk at the Houses of Parliament on 14 July about the political career of the Duke of Wellington after the Battle of Waterloo.
Date:
26/06/2015

Congratulations to Dr Gaby Neher

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Congratulations to Dr Gaby Neher who has been awarded one of 50 National Teaching Fellowships. The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) recognises outstanding achievement in learning and teaching in higher education.
Date:
11/06/2015


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Upcoming events

MHDRN at the International Medieval Congress 2015

Date
09/07/2015
Description
In July our staff and students will appear in numerous sessions at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds.

CBET Community Study Day

Date
26/09/2015
Description
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?

Re-energizing ideology studies: the maturing of a discipline

Date
27 - 28/11/2015
Description
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.

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School of Humanities

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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