Dundee Women’s Festival Events

Every March, Dundee Women’s Festival takes place with events occurring across the city. This year’s theme “Today’s Women Shape Tomorrow’s World” has sparked enthusiasm with University staff and students who have organised a myriad of events. You can pick to: learn about the new creative corner of campus participate in a panel discussion on a…Continue Reading Dundee Women’s Festival Events

Culture Day celebrates renewal

The University recently hosted its 16th annual Culture Day looking at the theme of Renewal, exploring ideas of rebirth and regeneration. This seemed particularly appropriate as it was the Culture & Arts Committee’s first event since the start of the pandemic. We had nine fantastic speakers and a very welcome live audience. Scroll down to…Continue Reading Culture Day celebrates renewal

The Global Book

Dr Heather H. Yeung from the School of Humanities is one of the panelists taking part in a roundtable discussion on November 12th on the development of book production and globalisation (sign up details below). The images in this post are all from the University’s amazing archives and special collections taken by PhD student Mhairi…Continue Reading The Global Book

Summer Stories

During the summer Archive Services asked children and young people across Dundee to be inspired by items in their collections. Under 16s were asked to draw or write a story in response one of the images in the poster at the end of this post. We are sharing these two wonderful entries, one a piece…Continue Reading Summer Stories

Writing History with the Archives

Writing History was an innovative School of Humanities module which encouraged students to explore different approaches to research and writing through the medium of the University’s archive collections. Students used records of Dundee’s jute industry, case books and other material from local asylums, and a range of items from whaling collections to consider how history…Continue Reading Writing History with the Archives

James Hogg at 250: the farmhand who becomes one of Scotland’s greatest storytellers

In a follow up to Dr Daniel Cook’s event celebrating the 250th birthday of James Hogg, Dr Cook, Reader in English recently featured in The Conversation with his article on James Hogg. The article is titled James Hogg at 250: the farmhand who becomes one of Scotland’s greatest storytellers and details his life, career and…Continue Reading James Hogg at 250: the farmhand who becomes one of Scotland’s greatest storytellers

Podcasts for Self-Love

Podcasts are an excellent way to learn more about self-love and can help us to discover new and different ways of appreciating ourselves. DUSA have collected some of their favourites which explore a variety of topics including On Purpose with Jay Shetty and I Weigh with Jameela Jamila as well as many more. Check them…Continue Reading Podcasts for Self-Love

In D’Arcy Thompson’s Footsteps

D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson is best known for his ground-breaking book On Growth and Form, which laid the foundations for the science of mathematical biology. However that was just one of his many publications, and Museum Services recently staged a fascinating online event in collaboration with Tufts University in Massachusetts, USA, exploring D’Arcy’s 1895 book A Glossary of…Continue Reading In D’Arcy Thompson’s Footsteps