Categories: arts design and social sciences
Quilting project encourages community discussions about motherhood guilt
Mothers were invited to share their experiences of infant feeding and the complex experiences of early motherhood in community workshops held as part of an interactive research project supported by an Assistant Professor from Northumbria University.
EXPERT COMMENT: The animal sounds in most nature documentaries are made by humans – here’s how they do it and why it matters
In this article originally written for The Conversation, Lecturer in Film Dr Damien Pollard discusses foley artists and their role in wildlife documentaries.
EXPERT COMMENT: This 17th-century portrait was given plumper lips years after it was finished – an expert explains why
In an article written for The Conversation*, Nicky Grimaldi , Assistant Professor of Arts at Northumbria University discusses the idea of conserving originality and how the additions of the restorer can lend an interesting element to a painting’s story.
Award-winning film maker awarded honorary degree from Northumbria University.
Bafta-nominated writer-director Clio Barnard has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Northumbria partners with ACCESS: Policy to give students unique access to the world of policy making
Ten students from Northumbria University are the first to take part in a new intensive programme providing an insight into addressing emerging global challenges through policy.
Second year for Publishing MA created by Hachette UK, New Writing North and Northumbria University
Following the first-year success of Hachette UK and New Writing North’s partnership with Northumbria University to deliver an innovative new publishing degree, teaching has commenced with the second year of students, who will all receive a guaranteed work placement with Hachette UK. Once again there is a £2,000 scholarship for one highly gifted student from an underrepresented background.
Northern Writers’ Awards open for entries in 25th anniversary year
The Northern Writers’ Awards will celebrate their 25th anniversary year in 2024, with many of the award categories now open for entry until 12 February 2024.
Assistant Professor and playwright is recognised at national theatre awards
Assistant Professor in Humanities at Northumbria University and award-winning playwright, May Sumbwanyambe, has won recognition from the UK Theatre Awards for his latest production Enough of Him.
EXPERT COMMENT: Remembrance Day: five beautiful novels about war commemoration
In an article written for the Conversation*, from Northumbria University, Dr Ann-Marie Einhaus, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary literature and Research Fellow Dr Alexandra Peat discuss recommendations for five novels that can give readers fresh insights into conflict and commemoration.
Singing workshop with a ‘catch’
London’s Burning, Frère Jacques and Row, Row, Row Your Boat are all songs many of us will be familiar with from childhood – but you might not be aware that the history of these ‘rounds’ or ‘catches’ as they are also known, goes back hundreds of years.
EXPERT COMMENT: Plan to ‘retain and explain’ controversial statues is flawed – why we should always question our monuments
In an article written for The Conversation, Claudine van Hensbergen, Associate Professor in Eighteenth-Century English Literature at Northumbria University, discusses the UK government's official “retain and explain” policy regarding controversial monuments and the challenges and opportunities that come with it.
Video Shop Horrors exhibition to open in time for Halloween
A terrifying new exhibition featuring a series of rare movie posters for horror films of the 1980s will be installed at Northumbria University’s Gallery North in time for Halloween.
Art workshop explores our relationship with sleep
Members of the public are being invited to share their experiences of sleep, and find out more about the experiences of others, during an art workshop and exhibition next month.
Northumbria student signs first major book publishing deal
An English Literature student at Northumbria University has had her mysterious and dark fantasy novel released by one of the leading publishing groups in Poland.
Fine Art alumni secure prestigious regional residency
Two of Northumbria University’s Fine Art graduates are being supported by the New Graduate Award scheme developed and hosted by Middlesbrough Art Week (MAW).
Research council invest half a million in new Creative Communities UK pilot
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Creative Communities programme at Northumbria University Newcastle has secured an additional £470,000 of investment, on top of the original 1.3 million award, to develop new knowledge about community and cross-sector partnership working in research & development (R&D).
EXPERT COMMENT: How reading ‘dark academia’ novels can help new students feel more at home at university
Caron Gentry, Professor Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences at Northumbria University, discusses the postive impact that 'dark academia' can have on new university students.
Visit Northumbria’s first Postgraduate Design Degree Exhibition
Collections of work created by recent graduates from Northumbria School of Design are being prepared for display during the first exhibition of work by those who have studied Masters and PhD programmes.
EXPERT COMMENT: Fashion industry’s environmental impact is largely unknown – here’s why
Dr Alana James, Assistant Professor in Fashion at Northumbria University, discusses the environmental uncertainty facing the fashion industry.