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Join the virtual Douglas Coupland conference

Join the virtual Douglas Coupland conference

Press releases   •   Apr 12, 2021 13:22 BST

Northumbria University has collaborated with two other universities to organise a free online conference dedicated to the Canadian writer and artist, Douglas Coupland, to mark the 30th Anniversary of his first novel, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture.

What Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover: ‘First of its kind’ Northern Culture Parliamentary Inquiry launched

What Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover: ‘First of its kind’ Northern Culture Parliamentary Inquiry launched

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2021 07:36 GMT

The Northern Culture All Party Parliamentary Group, supported by Northumbria University, will launch its first Inquiry into what Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover.

EXPERT COMMENT: Generation X: its tales about McJobs and information overload feel as poignant now as in 1990s

EXPERT COMMENT: Generation X: its tales about McJobs and information overload feel as poignant now as in 1990s

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2021 14:40 GMT

In an article written for The Conversation, Diletta De Cristofaro, Research Fellow in Humanities at Northumbria University, Newcastle, explores the plot of Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, 'McJobs' and information overload.

Research sheds new light on the teaching of contemporary British literature in global higher education

Research sheds new light on the teaching of contemporary British literature in global higher education

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2021 09:27 GMT

British literature has always been a popular area of study in UK universities, but new research has revealed for the first time how and where contemporary British literature is being taught in higher education institutions around the world.

Media collaboration offers opportunities to writers from under-represented backgrounds

Media collaboration offers opportunities to writers from under-represented backgrounds

Press releases   •   Feb 25, 2021 11:04 GMT

A new initiative co-funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and supported by the New Statesman and Daily Mirror aims to increase opportunities for aspiring writers and journalists from under-represented backgrounds.

Samling Institute partnership is music to the ears of Northumbria students

Samling Institute partnership is music to the ears of Northumbria students

Press releases   •   Feb 10, 2021 08:15 GMT

Northumbria University has signed a partnership agreement with Samling Institute for Young Artists, bringing the Hexham-based charity’s internationally recognised expertise in training young voices to students across the University.

Northumbria University unveils Being Human festival events

Northumbria University unveils Being Human festival events

Press releases   •   Oct 27, 2020 09:10 GMT

Academics from Northumbria University are once again taking part in the national Being Human festival – hosting a variety of free online events which celebrate the humanities and all they have to offer.

EXPERT COMMENT - World Menopause Day: how cultural representations of ‘the change’ are empowering women

EXPERT COMMENT - World Menopause Day: how cultural representations of ‘the change’ are empowering women

Press releases   •   Oct 16, 2020 10:33 BST

Ahead of World Menopause Day on Sunday 18 October, Katy Shaw, Professor of Contemporary Writings at Northumbria University, discusses the important role popular culture is playing in changing perceptions of the menopause.

Migration, Adaptation, Innovation 1500-1800 – Role of immigration and knowledge exchange explored in £1.2m research project

Migration, Adaptation, Innovation 1500-1800 – Role of immigration and knowledge exchange explored in £1.2m research project

Press releases   •   Oct 15, 2020 10:42 BST

​A Northumbria University historian has been awarded £1.2m to research the role immigration played in developing new technologies around the eve of the Industrial Revolution.

Teaching Martin Luther King and the US civil rights movement in the age of Black Lives Matter

Teaching Martin Luther King and the US civil rights movement in the age of Black Lives Matter

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2020 14:53 BST

The way in which Black British history and the US civil rights movement are taught in UK schools needs to be updated to include more emphasis on Britain’s racial minorities and imperial past, according to new research.

Northern Writers’ Awards 2020: winners announced

Press releases   •   Jun 29, 2020 17:06 BST

Twenty-six writers from a record 1,800 entrants have received awards worth over £45,000 to support their unpublished work-in-progress in this year’s Northern Writers’ Awards.

Crime Story 2020: Innovative crime writing festival turns spotlight on contemporary crime

Crime Story 2020: Innovative crime writing festival turns spotlight on contemporary crime

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2020 16:26 GMT

A series of events for crime fiction fans will take place at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle this spring, bringing together people from the two very different worlds of fact and fiction.

Exploring the stories of our United Kingdom

Exploring the stories of our United Kingdom

Press releases   •   Feb 11, 2020 11:02 GMT

Academics, comedians, journalists and politicians, including a former Prime Minister, will arrive in Newcastle next week for a major conference exploring the need for cooperation between the countries of the United Kingdom.

Lunchtime with a difference as Northumbria launches free recital series

Lunchtime with a difference as Northumbria launches free recital series

Press releases   •   Jan 29, 2020 12:24 GMT

​Northumbria University has announced a series of informal lunchtime music recitals, open to the public and starting next week.

Survey set to reveal impact of settled status process on EU citizens in the UK

Survey set to reveal impact of settled status process on EU citizens in the UK

Press releases   •   Dec 04, 2019 11:07 GMT

The process that EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK have to go through to apply for ‘settled status’ and the impact this is having on them will be uncovered following the launch of a new online survey.

EXPERT COMMENT: An end to ‘want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness’: why the Beveridge report flew off the shelves in 1942

EXPERT COMMENT: An end to ‘want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness’: why the Beveridge report flew off the shelves in 1942

Press releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 11:38 GMT

Professor of Public Policy at Northumbria, Irene Hardill, collaborated with academics from the University of Southampton and University College London on an article for the Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: Can King’s vision overcome Trump’s vitriol?

EXPERT COMMENT: Can King’s vision overcome Trump’s vitriol?

Press releases   •   Nov 17, 2016 12:26 GMT

​Brian Ward, Professor in American Studies in the Department of Humanities at Northumbria, writes about Martin Luther King Jr and Donald Trump for The Fabian Society.

EXPERT COMMENT: Trump is an avowed sinner – so why did American evangelicals vote for him?

EXPERT COMMENT: Trump is an avowed sinner – so why did American evangelicals vote for him?

Press releases   •   Nov 11, 2016 15:26 GMT

Randall Stephens, Reader in History and American Studies at Northumbria, writes about the US Election for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: “A new reality of uncertainty and anxiety”: Reactions to the 2016 US Election

EXPERT COMMENT: “A new reality of uncertainty and anxiety”: Reactions to the 2016 US Election

Press releases   •   Nov 10, 2016 16:19 GMT

Dr Randall J Stephens, Reader and Associate Professor of History and American Studies, gives his views on Donald Trump’s shock US Election victory.

EXPERT COMMENT: Goth, steampunk and the state of subculture today

EXPERT COMMENT: Goth, steampunk and the state of subculture today

Press releases   •   Nov 10, 2016 11:28 GMT

​Claire Nally, Senior Lecturer in Twentieth-Century English Literature at Northumbria, writes about subculture for The Conversation.