Northumbria University chosen as a national hub for festival of humanities
The Being Human Festival, held across the country each November, demonstrates and celebrates the ways in which humanities-based subjects, which include language and literature, history, geography, philosophy, archaeology, anthropology, law, religion and art, inspire and enrich our everyday lives.
Four Northumbria students scoop awards at Graduate Fashion Week
With 26 talented Fashion students from Northumbria University making it on to the shortlist for awards, there were high hopes for success at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week.
New research reveals prejudice against people with Northern English accents
People form judgements about others from the way they speak, yet listeners are often unaware of their deeply embedded ‘implicit’ biases.
Historic castle will host design exhibition
A collaboration between English Heritage and Northumbria University’s School of Design has produced a new exhibition for an historic Northumberland castle.
EXPERT COMMENT: Ukrainian Heroes Street: the ideology behind street name changes
When a new regime comes to power, it usually asserts its symbolic control over public space by renaming streets that referred to the values and heroes of its predecessors.
Heritage boat building will support mission to reduce plastic pollution
Academics from Northumbria University have travelled to Kenya to help establish a new Heritage Boat Building Training Centre which will use indigenous knowledge and skills to transform single use plastics into traditional sailing vessels.
EXPERT COMMENT: Josephine Baker: what it means to enter France’s hallowed Panthéon
As Josephine Baker is honoured as a national hero in France, Dr Laura O'Brien, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Northumbria University, provides expert commentary on the Panthéonisation process and its origins.
Northumbria research team celebrate library project award win
A collaborative research project which promotes libraries as compassionate spaces to support conversations around death, dying and bereavement, has been recognised with a national health and wellbeing award.
Design meets artificial intelligence to create new visual search engine
Novel methods of searching the nation’s gallery, library and museum collections could soon be revolutionised by a visual search platform designed in collaboration with Northumbria University.
Famous faces prepare to take to the stage to bring a research-based performance to life
Award-winning North-East actors have joined forces with academics to showcase stories of true Geordie grit – and the dialect used by the generation behind tales from post-war Tyneside.
Research project results in new national cycle route
A Northumbria University academic has designed a 2,000-mile cycle route linking all 42 of England’s cathedrals as part of a PhD project researching how historic places of worship can establish sustainable futures.
What Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover: ‘First of its kind’ Northern Culture Parliamentary Inquiry launched
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.
Northumbria to support National Centre for Academic and Cultural Exchange
Northumbria University is to play a key role in a new National Centre designed to support knowledge exchange between higher education institutions and the UK’s arts and culture sector.
Northumbria University unveils Being Human festival events
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
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.
Martin Luther King’s Newcastle visit remembered on anniversary of his birth
School children in London will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day by learning about the UK’s connections with the US civil rights activist, thanks to a visit by a US history expert from Northumbria University.
Continents connected through new cultural collaboration
Cultural and educational links between the UK and China have been strengthened following the announcement of a new partnership between a UK university and two Chinese cultural institutions.
Growing up in conflict – project explores experiences of young people in Occupied Palestinian Territories
The experiences of young people growing up amid conflict and crisis will be explored during a new project between Northumbria University, in Newcastle and An-Najah University in the Occupied Palestine Territories.
Growing up girl in the North East: Girl-Kind event 2018 gives platform for girls to voice their experiences
More than 120 schoolgirls from across the North East will be attending an annual event this weekend highlighting the diversity of girls’ experiences in the region and giving them a chance to let people know what they’re thinking.