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 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.

Mark Pearce, Head of School

Latest news

New ARCH network led by Dr Jon Henderson, Dept of Classics and Archaeology

Description
New ARCH network exploring the use of cultural heritage for economic growth and social cohesion in East Africa.
Date:
21/09/2017

China Ports workshop in Ningbo featured in local media

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Workshop on China port cities is featured in local press
Date:
20/09/2017

Conference review: Graphic Satire and the UK in the Long Nineteenth Century

Description
Review of the Graphic Satire and the UK in the Long Nineteenth Century conference by Dr Richard A Gaunt
Date:
18/09/2017

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Upcoming events

RIP Seminar Wednesday 4 October 2017 - Kirsten Walsh

Date
04/10/2017
Description
Kirsten Walsh (University of Nottingham) 'Newton's Epistemic Triad'

Donald Trump and the Betrayal of Republican Politics?

Date
04/10/2017
Description
Donald J. Trump has been affiliated to multiple political parties in the United States, but in successfully campaigning for the Presidential nomination as a Republican, he joined not only the party of Abraham Lincoln, but more recently Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. In this lecture Professor David Sehat will consider the question of whether Trump represents a departure from Republican Party politics of the last fifty years, or rather the apotheoisis of that politics. Sehat is an Associate Professor at Georgia State University, and John G. Winant Visiting Professor of American Government at the University of Oxford, 2017-18, and the author of The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible (2015) and The Myth of American Religious Freedom (2011 and 2015).

Call for Papers: Loyalty to the British Monarchs

Date
24/01/2018
Description
Call for Papers for Loyalty to the British Monarchs, c.1400-1688

Call for Papers: HOTCUS Winter Symposium

Date
17/02/2018
Description
Call for Papers for HOTCUS winter Symposium; The State of the State: What is American Political History Now?

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School of Humanities

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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