Hull’s Shoosmith Language Learning Centre announces surgeries for all students

Under the new leadership of Janine Kopp in French, the Shoosmith Language Learning Centre (SLLC) at the University of Hull is now running supportive surgeries for all students of Modern Languages and Translation Studies. The SLLC has long been symbolic of the Hull's tradition of excellence in promoting and enabling language learning the the very… Continue reading Hull’s Shoosmith Language Learning Centre announces surgeries for all students

Why the Materiality of Photography Matters

Dr Barnaby Haran In researching and teaching the history of American photography, I find that the materiality of photographs matters as much as the form and content of the image. A photograph captures not just the ‘frozen moment’ in the picture, but also a stage in the camera’s shifting technologies and the changing ways that… Continue reading Why the Materiality of Photography Matters

Hull staff and students are invited to a major conference on contemporary media and politics

On Thursday 16th and Friday 17th November the University of Hull will host the annual conference of the Political Studies Association’s Media and Politics Group on the first floor of the Canham Turner Building at the University’s main campus on Cottingham Road. This year’s conference (entitled ‘It’s not the end of the world!’) focuses on… Continue reading Hull staff and students are invited to a major conference on contemporary media and politics

Philosophy PhD Nicole Woodford reflects on ‘imposter syndrome’ and on setting up her own company

As a recent alumna in philosophy at the University of Hull I’m currently celebrating passing my PhD and launching a new business. It’s a point in my life that I’ve been worried for years would never come. Like many, I suffered greatly from the dreaded ‘imposter syndrome’. Imposter syndrome can be described as the feeling… Continue reading Philosophy PhD Nicole Woodford reflects on ‘imposter syndrome’ and on setting up her own company

S-HLC Modern Languages Staff visit Caistor Grammar School: Helena Chadderton and Giorgia Faraoni

On Wednesday 4th October, responding to an invite from Mr Andy Holland, S-HLC staff visited Caistor Grammar School in Lincolnshire for a Modern Languages Day. This is the first School of Histories, Languages and Cultures Outreach event of the new 2017-18 academic year.  S-HLC is pro-actively committed to building educational partnerships that continue to profile… Continue reading S-HLC Modern Languages Staff visit Caistor Grammar School: Helena Chadderton and Giorgia Faraoni

Being Human in the Middle Ages

by Professor David Crouch One of the most difficult questions for any historian to answer is exactly how much like modern people were our ancestors.  The further you go back in the past, the harder it is to answer.  But it’s not a trivial question.  Deep down, we need to know if there is something… Continue reading Being Human in the Middle Ages

Joe Dale to visit Hull: Schools and University staff come together at language learning and new technologies event #mfltwitterati

Thanks to the dedication and hard work of Dr Helena Chadderton as organiser, and also Kerry Dobson who secured funding, staff from many Schools will be on campus at the University of Hull on Thursday 19th October for a free Modern Languages event in the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures. Joe Dale will lead… Continue reading Joe Dale to visit Hull: Schools and University staff come together at language learning and new technologies event #mfltwitterati

Holly Cockerham’s inspiring words to new Foundation Year students in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

On Tuesday 19th September, an uplifting celebration event for Hull's Foundation Year students from all subject areas in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education (FACE), took place in the Derwent Café. The event was attended mainly by students who completed Foundation Year in 2016-17 together with the new students starting in 2017-18. The Faculty's… Continue reading Holly Cockerham’s inspiring words to new Foundation Year students in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

S-HLC congratulate new History PhD Shaun Allan

Staff of the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures are today warmly congratulating Shaun Allan who has successfully defended his PhD thesis on the Territorial Army. The thesis is titled: "Part-time defenders of the Realm: Is the history of the Territorial Army a likely indicator of Future Reserves 2020 success?" Shaun is a former Royal… Continue reading S-HLC congratulate new History PhD Shaun Allan

Register now for 2017-18 Passport Languages at the University of Hull

Staff in the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures (S-HLC) are currently looking to build a fully-fledged Institution Wide Language Programme (IWLP) as the successful Passport Languages scheme grows even further to make language learning opportunities available to all students and staff at the University of Hull. In Passport Languages, for 2017-18, a range of… Continue reading Register now for 2017-18 Passport Languages at the University of Hull