News in Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

Outposts of Conquest: Birmingham research project in the Humanities goes global

Description
First presented on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in New York, under the aegis of the (US) National History Center, the 'Outposts of Conquest' project led by Birmingham Senior Lecturer in Colonial and Post-colonial Studies Dr Berny Sèbe has been going global lately.
Date:
20/01/2016

Dr Natasha Rulyova wins CEELBAS grant for translation workshop

Dr Natasha Rulyova wins CEELBAS grant for translation workshop
Description
Dr Natasha Rulyova has been awarded a Research Networking Grant (£4,000) from the Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies (CEELBAS) to organise a one-day international workshop on collaborative translation and self-translation (CTST) that will take place on Saturday 23 January 2016.
Date:
15/01/2016

Remembering Bowie the artist and his contribution to postmodernism

Remembering Bowie the artist and his contribution to postmodernism
Description
Professor Matthew Rampley perspective on David Bowie the artist and his contribution to postmodernism.
Date:
13/01/2016

BEASTdome Pantry Sessions: Hand-made Music

BEASTdome Pantry Sessions: Hand-made Music
Description
On 10 December 2015, BEAST and composer / instrument-maker John Richards celebrated do-it-yourself music and the inventor's spirit.
Date:
15/12/2015

Call for papers: Ponying the Slovos - Art-languages and translation corpora in literary criticism

Description
A team of researchers based at Coventry University and the University of Birmingham have been studying how invented languages are translated, using parallel corpus techniques and comparing translations of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange.
Date:
10/12/2015

Modern Languages Christmas Cabaret

Modern Languages Christmas Cabaret
Description
French song, Russian and Japanese poetry, German carols, lecturers dressed and singing as cats and a Modern Languages Monty Python sketch.
Date:
09/12/2015

University student Hannah Denham wins a £500 FindAMasters.com postgraduate scholarship

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Find A University Ltd. are thrilled to announce the winners of their ever-popular 2015 scholarships scheme, with Sexuality and Gender student Hannah winning one of the Masters scholarship prizes.
Date:
07/12/2015

The Syrian Entanglement

The Syrian Entanglement
Description
Video recordings of the event "The Syrian Entanglement: Making sense of Russian, Western and regional ambitions in a war zone".
Date:
07/12/2015

Politica e società in Italia: come ci guardano gli altri

Politica e società in Italia: come ci guardano gli altri
Description
Dr Daniele Albertazzi will speak at the one-day conference organised by the University of Urbino. Speakers include the former Italian PM Enrico Letta.
Date:
01/12/2015

Eccentricity and Sameness

Eccentricity and Sameness
Description
Charlotte Ross presented her new monograph, Eccentricity and Sameness. Discourses on Lesbianism and Desire between Women in Italy, 1860s-1930s (Peter Lang, 2015) at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, London.
Date:
26/11/2015
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