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.
Research documents rich heritage of Afro-descendant women living in Ecuador
Celebrating and sharing the lived history of Afro-Ecuadorian women, passed down through generations via the spoken word, is the objective of a collaborative research project led by Northumbria University and Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, alongside partners from the Mujeres de Asfalto collective, a Black feminist creative arts organisation.
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 graduate wins internship in Parliament
A History graduate is using his internship in the House of Commons to help raise awareness of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
EXPERT COMMENT: Why America’s most famous circus was destined to fail
Ron Beadle, Professor of Organization and Business Ethics at Northumbria University, writes about America's best known and longest running circus - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.
EXPERT COMMENT: 1953 storm surge: how Britain’s worst natural disaster kicked off the debate on climate change
Matthew Kelly, Professor of Modern History at Northumbria University, writes about causes and effects of the severe historical flooding in Britain for The Conversation.
Towns and villages along the east coast of England were put on red alert on Friday 13 January. A combination of strong winds and high tides led to fears a “storm surge” would wash over flood defences, and residents of Grea
Prominent modern historian to discuss globalisation at Northumbria
One of the UK’s most respected historians, Professor Robert Gildea, will visit Northumbria University, Newcastle this week to deliver the latest in a series of free public lectures.
Expert reaction: how Trump’s big night unfolded across the US
Brian Ward, Professor in American Studies and Michael Patrick Cullinane, Reader in US History, from Faculty of Humanities at Northumbria report about the US election outcome.
EXPERT COMMENT: Report from Florida: voter fatigue meets campaign frenzy
Brian Ward, Professor in American Studies in Department of Humanities at Northumbria writes about the campaigns for the US elections.
COMMENT: Ted Cruz, not Donald Trump, is the scariest candidate standing
Randall J Stephens, Reader in History (American Studies) at Northumbria, writes about Ted Cruz for The Conversation.
COMMENT: Trump crushes Rubio, but fails to shut down the race
Michael Patrick Cullinane, Reader in US History at Northumbria, writes about American politics for The Conversation.
COMMENT: Fromelles: Australia picks a fresh fight with Britain over a 100-year-old battle
James McConnel, Reader in History at Northumbria, writes about the battle of Fromelles for The Conversation.
COMMENT: Ted Cruz, human dog whistle: Evangelicals — those “courageous conservatives” — know exactly what he is talking about
Randall J Stephens, Reader in History (American Studies) at Northumbria, writes about Ted Cruz for The Salon.
Holocaust survivor visits Northumbria to share inspirational story
One of the youngest known survivors of the Holocaust has spoken about her experiences at Northumbria University, Newcastle, to mark this year’s Memorial Day.
Brundibar Arts Festival to mark Holocaust Memorial Day with event at Northumbria University
Northumbria will tonight host a Classical Recital for Holocaust Memorial Day as part of the Brundibar Arts Festival. The recital will take place in the University’s Rutherford Hall on City Campus from 7pm.
Unravelling the mysteries of famous medieval map
A Northumbria University scientist is part of a ground-breaking new project which is using modern technology to reveal the secrets of a medieval map of Britain.