Comic helps young people cope with grief

| Comics, English, Humanities

Teenagers from across Scotland have shared their experiences of bereavement for a new comic aiming to help other young people deal with their grief. Produced in conjunction with academics from the Universities of Dundee and Strathclyde, When People Die: Stories from Young People is a 40-page publication filled with images, stories and insights that arose from a series of workshops held at HMYOI Polmont and the charities Richmond's Hope and Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS). The intention of the year-long project was to explore how comics can help generate reflective and confident life stories for ...

Leverhulme grant success for History research project on Scottish Privy Council

| History, Humanities

We are delighted to announce that members of our History staff, along with Dr Alastair Mann from the University of Stirling, have been awarded a three-year grant by Leverhulme for a project on the Scottish Privy Council. Dr Mann (Stirling) will be the principal investigator for the project, while Dr Alan MacDonald (Senior Lecturer in History, Dundee) will be co-investigator and Dr Allan Kennedy (Lecturer in History, Dundee) will be the project manager. The project, which will run from 2020 to 2023, is entitled 'The Scottish Privy Council 1691-1708: Government from Revolution to Union' and is worth up ...

Saltire Society Scotland's National Book Award for graduate Clare

| Books, Creative Writing, English, Humanities, Students

Our congratulations are extended to author Clare Hunter, who graduated from our MLitt Writing Practice and Study course in 2014, as she was announced as one of the winners in the Saltire Society's Literary Awards 2019 recently. The Saltire Society announced the winners of the 2019 Literary Awards at a glittering ceremony at the National Museum of Scotland on Saturday 30 November 2019. In a ceremony presided over by BBC Presenter Cathy MacDonald, Awards were presented in six different literary categories. The Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award was presented jointly to two authors &nd...

New book celebrates Dundee’s anatomical history

| Books, Creative Writing, English, Humanities

For more than a century, students at the University of Dundee have learned how to prolong life by studying the dead. Now, as the institution celebrates another major milestone in its history of anatomical research, a new book has been launched to chart 130 years of pioneering work at Scotland’s number one destination to study Forensic Science. To Bodies Gone charts the teaching of Anatomy from Dundee’s days as a fledgling University to its modern day status as a centre for excellence in the field. As well as providing training to generations of medical experts, the University has, through its C...

Crime cohort set to graduate

| Creative Writing, English, Humanities, Students

A publican used to hearing customers complain about the price of a pint being ‘murder’ will this Thursday become one of the first students to graduate from a unique crime writing course at the University of Dundee. Zoe Cooper will receive her MLitt Crime Writing and Forensic Investigation degree at the University’s Winter Graduation ceremony on Thursday 14 November, as will classmates Gillian Duff and Scot Mackenzie. The Masters course is the first of its kind in the UK and sees academics from the University’s School of Humanities and Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification (C...