MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT LECTURE 2018

"Complaint as Diversity Work" PUBLIC LECTURE: WEDNESDAY MAY 9 2018, 6.00-7.30pm Wilberforce LT 15, University of Hull SARA AHMED The lecture explores how complaint can be understood as a form of diversity work, as what you have to do in order to make institutions more accommodating. The lecture draws on written and oral testimonies provided by those… Continue reading MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT LECTURE 2018

S-HLC and the Suzanne Denyer Awards in Modern Languages and Cultures

The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures (S-HLC) at Hull is very privileged to be in receipt of monies from a donor who has asked us to distribute them in memory of Suzanne Denyer, a graduate who read Modern Languages and graduated in 1974 (BA Hons, French and German). The donor is a cousin of… Continue reading S-HLC and the Suzanne Denyer Awards in Modern Languages and Cultures

S-HLC Essay Competition 2017: Reflections from our French Language Prize Winner Roberta Hadgraft (Hornsea Sixth Form)

Roberta Hadgraft, Year 12 Hornsea Sixth Form It’s easy to dismiss emails; many of us scan through our inboxes rather passively - myself included. However, I was drawn to one particular email from my Sixth Form Office in early October. It advertised a unique opportunity for me to exercise and ideally enhance my French writing… Continue reading S-HLC Essay Competition 2017: Reflections from our French Language Prize Winner Roberta Hadgraft (Hornsea Sixth Form)

Medieval Lives, or, there’s lots to find out about Hull’s medieval people

by Elisabeth Salter On Saturday 28th October I gave a “Culture Café” lecture on the subject of “Medieval Lives”.  Culture café is a great series run by the University of Hull and coordinated by Jackie McAndrew. Find out about more future events here: http://libcal.hull.ac.uk/calendar/opencampus Culture Café is part of the University's programme of adult lifelong… Continue reading Medieval Lives, or, there’s lots to find out about Hull’s medieval people

Claire Wardle: From BA American Studies to a career at Harvard

It is entirely fitting that Claire Wardle, an American Studies graduate, should give us our first S-HLC and Hull alumni vlog presentation. Claire offers a fascinating account here of a career which has seen her move from her Hull student days to a current position running First Draft - a not-for-profit company - at Harvard.… Continue reading Claire Wardle: From BA American Studies to a career at Harvard

Heather Watson, BA Italian & Spanish (Hull): From a love of Italy to world tours with Ducati

I followed a joint degree programme in Italian and Spanish, graduating with a 2:1 in 2001. Thanks to an internship carried out at the University of Bologna during the third year of my studies (the ‘year abroad’), I fell in love with the city and, more generally, with Italy. Upon graduating, I returned to resume… Continue reading Heather Watson, BA Italian & Spanish (Hull): From a love of Italy to world tours with Ducati

History lecturer Dr Catherine Baker visits workshop on ‘militarisation’ and social media in Stockholm

Dr Catherine Baker From the ranks of past, present and future soldiers on toyshop shelves to the ubiquitous red Remembrance poppy, war and the military permeate everyday life in ways we often take for granted. Yet these everyday traces of militarism in popular culture, and the histories behind how they were produced or how people… Continue reading History lecturer Dr Catherine Baker visits workshop on ‘militarisation’ and social media in Stockholm

Hull PDRA Susannah Hopson reflects: “Treatied Spaces: Environment and Peoples in America 1607-1890”

Dr Susannah Hopson I have just joined the History subject group in the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures as a research assistant on the project, ‘Treatied Spaces: Environment and Peoples in America, 1607-1890’, after completing my PhD here at Hull in 2017. My PhD was a study of the collective memory and memorialization of… Continue reading Hull PDRA Susannah Hopson reflects: “Treatied Spaces: Environment and Peoples in America 1607-1890”

Hull students and staff to explore and celebrate European cultural heritage: School of Histories, Languages and Cultures (S-HLC) joins ESACH

Dr Elizabeth Ward [Modern Languages and Cultures/German Studies] The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures is delighted to announce its membership of the European Students’ Association for Cultural Heritage 2018 has been designated the European Cultural Heritage Year by the European Commission. In response the year's thematic focus of "Sharing Heritage", ESACH aims to raise… Continue reading Hull students and staff to explore and celebrate European cultural heritage: School of Histories, Languages and Cultures (S-HLC) joins ESACH

History graduate Jonathan Crompton reflects on his undergraduate experiences and his career in accounting and finance

Name: Jonathan Crompton Degree: BA in History 2009-2012 Current profession: Audit manager at Deloitte LLP I have been in my current role since graduation from the University of Hull in 2012, being accepted into the graduate intake at Deloitte in the September of 2012. After a three year training contract I qualified as a Chartered… Continue reading History graduate Jonathan Crompton reflects on his undergraduate experiences and his career in accounting and finance