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MA Translation student offered translation traineeship at European Union in Brussels

MA Translation student offered translation traineeship at European Union in Brussels
Description
Marina Pekris, who is currently completing an MA in Translation Studies, has been offered a five-month paid translation traineeship at the European Union Directorate-General for Translation in Brussels.
Date:
07/07/2016

Translators and printers in Renaissance Europe

Translators  and printers in Renaissance Europe
Description
BCT Director Dr Hilary Brown has been invited to speak at a conference on "Translators and Printers in Renaissance Europe: Framing Identity and Agency" at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London (29 – 30 September 2016).
Date:
07/07/2016

Francophone Postcolonial Studies Postgraduate Study Day 2016

Francophone Postcolonial Studies Postgraduate Study Day 2016
Description
Second-year PhD student Antonia Wimbush co-organised the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies Postgraduate Study Day 2016, which was held on Monday 20 June at Westmere House.
Date:
27/06/2016

Call for papers: HAIT International Symposium

Call for papers: HAIT International Symposium
Description
The Higher Arab Institute for Translation (HAIT) Algiers, in partnership with the University of Birmingham and the of University Manchester, organises its second International Symposium on 10-11-12 December 2016 in Algiers.
Date:
20/06/2016

Insider's Guide to the Year Abroad

Insider's Guide to the Year Abroad
Description
With exam season at an end, second year Modern Languages students are starting to set off to villages, towns and cities all across the world for their Year Abroad. This year's cohort are the first to fully benefit from the new "Insider's Guide to the Year Abroad" resource.
Date:
17/06/2016

AHRC Commons talk on collaboration

AHRC Commons talk on collaboration
Description
Dr Louise Hardwick and Alper Dervish are presenting practical tips for collaborations between SMEs and academics at the first gathering of the AHRC Commons on Tuesday 21 June in York.
Date:
17/06/2016

Birmingham in the Congo: Birmingham research showcased at history festival in Brazzaville

Birmingham in the Congo: Birmingham research showcased at history festival in Brazzaville
Description
Dr Berny Sèbe, Senior Lecturer in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, gave a keynote lecture at the third edition of the international history festival "Images & History" (Images & Histoire), which took place between 6 and 15 May in the capital of the Republic of the Congo.
Date:
17/06/2016

Translation and History

Translation and History
Description
Angela Kershaw presented a paper on the translation of Joseph Kessel's Second World War novel L'Armée des ombres/Army of Shadows at a conference at the University of London Institute in Paris.
Date:
17/06/2016

Excellent employability for Modern Languages graduates

Excellent employability for Modern Languages graduates
Description
Modern Languages graduates have high employment prospects with 85% entering work or further study within six months of graduation.
Date:
10/06/2016

Waiting for Happiness at the Mockingbird

Waiting for Happiness at the Mockingbird
Description
Dr Claire Peters reports on a collaboration with an Arts SME.
Date:
07/06/2016
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