history

  • Why I Joined the History Society

    I was introduced to the History Society at a Humanities open day I’d been to before uni started, in which the student ambassadors told us about some trips the society had organised and what else the society gets up to (such as pub quizzes and the history ball). It sounded like exactly what I needed, […]

  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Studying History

    For anyone considering a history degree, or anyone just wondering what it’s like to study history, here are 10 things you need to know about studying the best subject you can study at university! As a history student, you have very few contact hours, which means you have a lot of time to yourself. You […]

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  • Pictish Stones

    If like me, you’re an ancient history nerd, it’ll come as good news that Dundee and its surrounding area is home to many ancient sites, and here are just a few of them! Martin’s Stone Martin’s Stone is a 6th Century Pictish stone that can be found in a field near Bridgefoot in Angus. I […]

  • To The Archives!

    On Monday evening my book history and publishing class took a trip to the University archives, located in the basement of Tower Building on campus.  This was actually my first ever visit to the archives, although I know other subjects make much better use of the facilities offered there.  I, for one, definitely wish I […]

  • Oh, the Humanities!

    See what I did there?  Fun with puns.  I would apologize, but I really can’t help it. Perhaps it’s my love of literature, my obsession with history, or my desire to understand people in foreign lands when I travel, but I adore the School of Humanities. Also, I’m a total bibliophile.  Books can make me […]

  • Christmas Holidays in England

    Before Christmas, after the end of the first semester, I travelled back down to England by car to go home for the holidays. The nine hour journey however was well worth it as I had just started to get a little homesick. Its always good to touch base with home as I didn’t have the […]

  • The Last Witch of Dundee

    Tucked away in a quiet little corner of a busy city centre, you will find The Howff graveyard. Initially opened in 1564, it is a historian’s own heaven, housing an important collection of gravestones. Howff means meeting place, and the graveyard was also used as a meeting point for the nine trades of Dundee. However, […]

  • Dundee in 5 Wullies

    Oor Wullie! Your Wullie! A’Body’s Wullie! And for the summer, he was indeed. Over the course of July and August, Dundonians bore witness to their beloved cartoon laddie – Oor Wullie (or “Our William” if you’re from the Ferry) incarnate as fifty-five sculptures painted in bright colours and scattered around the city. This was “The […]