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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 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. 

Patrick Finglass, Head of School

Latest news

New Perspectives: 'Towards a New Reality' - public engagement opportunity

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New Perspectives: 'Towards a New Reality' - public engagement opportunity
Date:
05/12/2016

PhD student Freddie Stephenson gets funding from Universities' China Committee

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PhD student to receive external research funding from the Universities' China Committee
Date:
28/11/2016

Call for Papers: 20s30sNetwork Symposium

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Call for Papers on the theme of 'Display' for the 20s30sNetwork Symposium.
Date:
21/11/2016

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Upcoming events

Local history seminar - Saturday 10 December 2016

Date
10/12/2016
Description
Radcliffe on Trent U3A First World War Group address three questions: How do we discover what ordinary people did in the war? How do we present their stories? How was the war experienced by those who participated?

The De-industrialising City: Urban, architectural and socio-cultural perspectives

Date
12 - 13/12/2016
Description
Joint workshop with the Society for the Promotion of Urban Discussion (SPUD). When the Coventry-based band The Specials released their single 'Ghost Town' in June 1981, they gave poignant expression to a broader sense of crisis characterising Britain's urban environment in the early Thatcher years.

Department of Classics Research Seminar

Date
13/12/2016
Description
Victoria Rimell (Warwick), 'Time, desire, the mother: Ovid's Remedia'

Feminists on the shift to the right

Date
13/12/2016
Description
A teach-in with staff and students to discuss questions that the US presidential election has generated, from a feminist perspective.

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School of Humanities

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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