Oh The Humanities May 18, 2022
Employability in Humanities
There is a lot of discussion around employability, work or career-readiness and graduate outcomes in the news. What does this all mean, and how can local businesses in Northampton get involved with future workforces? And can studying History or English in further or higher education help you prepare for the future? Join us on this month’s ‘Oh the Humanities’ for a fascinating discussion of these issues. Listen to interviews with expert panelists from career guidance, employability and employer engagement, and learn more what skills recruiters, are looking for as we recover from Covid-19.
Discussion chaired by host Dr Caroline Nielsen (University of Northampton), with interviews from Amardeep Panaser (Head of Careers and Employability University of Northampton), Demi King (Career Development Consultant, Northampton) and Samantha McKay (Employer Relations Manager, University of Northampton).
The history of fascism, and its ongoing impact on the world today
This episode of Oh the Humanities explores the history of fascism, and its ongoing impact on the world today. Dr Dan Jones and Prof Paul Jackson from the History team at the University of Northampton, both experts on fascism and the far right, talk about the nature of fascist regimes and movements before and during the Second World War, the ways fascist politics tried to rebrand after 1945, and the nature of the radical and extreme right today. This includes key issues such as whether Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump should be seen as contemporary fascists, how worried we should be about extreme right terrorism, and why anti-fascist cultures have shed much light onto the structures of the extreme right.
The history of disability and its impact today
In this episode we are looking at the history of disability and I'm joined by Professor Turner from the University of Swansea, Dr Caroline Neilsen from the history team here, and Kirstie Pope, who is Disability Officer for the SU. We will be looking at what is Disability History, the representation of disability in the past and its impact today, teaching and researching disability, and the issues impacting disabled people studying and working at UoN.
Jack the Ripper and the Misuse of History
Jack the Ripper and the Misuse of History is the first episode of Oh! The Humanities show, which airs on NLive Radio as a monthly radio show and then uploaded as a podcast.
Host Drew Gray, subject lead for Culture at the university, is joined by two experts: Paul Begg who is the leading authority on the Ripper case and Adam Wood from Mango Books who is the current editor of the Ripperologist Magazine.
They look at the Whitechapel murder case of 1888 and what we think we know about it, as well as exploring the phenomenon of Ripperology and why it has drawn so much criticism recently.
The University of Northampton will be hosting a conference called Jack the Ripper: New Conversations this August, and this episode will explore why this is necessary