News in Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

Dr Caroline Ardrey received Europeana Research Award

Dr Caroline Ardrey received Europeana Research Award
Description
Dr Caroline Ardrey secured the award for work related to the Baudelaire Song Project, which is led by Professor Helen Abbott.
Date:
06/01/2017

"Empires of Emptiness" exhibition in Ironbridge extended again due to popular demand – but four weeks left only!

"Empires of Emptiness" exhibition in Ironbridge extended again due to popular demand – but four weeks left only!
Description
The second showing of the "Empires of Emptiness" exhibition, curated by Dr Berny Sèbe, has been extended twice as a result of its resounding success at the Jackfield Tile Museum in Ironbridge.
Date:
22/12/2016

BBC Who Do You Think You Are? ft Liz Bonnin

BBC Who Do You Think You Are? ft Liz Bonnin
Description
Dr Louise Hardwick contributed to the latest episode of popular BBC1 programme Who Do You Think You Are?, which featured the science presenter Liz Bonnin.
Date:
13/12/2016

Call for papers - Everyday Empires:Trans-Imperial Circulations in a Multi-Disciplinary Perspective

Call for papers -  Everyday Empires:Trans-Imperial Circulations in a Multi-Disciplinary Perspective
Description
Call for papers for a two day exploring the ways in which empire was lived through commonplace things, spaces, and decisions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Date:
12/12/2016

Modern Languages Christmas party

Modern Languages Christmas party
Description
December saw the return of the Modern Languages Christmas Party, which was attended by Undergraduates, Postgraduates and staff in the Department as well as Erasmus and International students from across the University.
Date:
08/12/2016

Birmingham University Singers and University Women's Choir perform Jonathan Dove

Birmingham University Singers and University Women's Choir perform Jonathan Dove
Description
University of Birmingham were delighted to welcome contemporary composer, Jonathan Dove, to the Elgar Concert Hall this month to hear his works performed by the Birmingham University Singers and University Women's Choir.
Date:
07/12/2016

Writing the Real: A Bilingual Anthology of Contemporary French Poetry

Writing the Real: A Bilingual Anthology of Contemporary French Poetry
Description
The latest book from Dr Emma Wagstaff, co-edited with Dr Nina Parish (University of Bath), was published this month.
Date:
07/12/2016

'All Past Times Were Worse': Remembering Fidel Castro

'All Past Times Were Worse': Remembering Fidel Castro
Description
Dr Conrad James offers his view on Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution.
Date:
01/12/2016

Keynote at Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies annual conference

Keynote at Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies annual conference
Description
Dr Louise Hardwick presented a keynote lecture at the Annual Conference of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies on Friday 18 November.
Date:
30/11/2016

Keynote, cinema and the arts in Italy: creativity, conflict and collaboration

Description
On 25 November 2016 at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, Dr Clodagh Brook will be giving the keynote talk for the Conference, An Eye on Italy.
Date:
24/11/2016
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