School of Humanities
   
   
  
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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

Dr Gaby Neher: Why Leonardo da Vinci would have aced the internet cat craze

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In her latest article for The Conversation, Dr Gaby Neher looks at some of Leonardo da Vinci's later works - cat doodles. The Laing Gallery in Newcastle opens a new exhibition this week, showcasing ten of Leonardo's best drawings, including those of cats.
Date:
10/02/2016

What can Philosophy offer Higher Education?

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The Department of Philosophy is excited to launch the Nottingham branch of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, a joint venture between The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.
Date:
05/02/2016

Music student shortlisted for prestigious arts journalism award

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First-year music student Madeleine Pettit has been shortlisted for the prestigious Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism.
Date:
02/02/2016

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Upcoming events

Department of Classics Research Seminar

Date
16/02/2016
Description
Andy Merrills (University of Leicester): 'Invisible Men: Mobility and Change on the Late Roman frontier in Africa'

Local history seminar - Saturday 20 February 2016

Date
20/02/2016
Description
Two sessions, the first on the influenza pandemic of 1918–19, and the second on 19th-century Methodism in south Nottinghamshire.

Postgraduate Conference - 'Magic'

Date
20/02/2016
Description
This study day looks to foster the aims of the Centre for Bible, Ethics and Theology among postgraduate students from all areas of theological study, as well as from the broader academic community. With the theme of 'Magic', papers will interact with a biblical text(s) through the lens of the student's primary discipline.

Department of Classics Research Seminar

Date
23/02/2016
Description
Edmund Stewart (Nottingham): 'Greek Tragedy and Travel: The Case of Euripides' Phrixus Plays' and Will Leveritt (Nottingham): 'Wine, women and whipsm - re-interpreting a Priapus-sarcophagus through narrative presence'

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School of Humanities

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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