News in Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

Internationally renowned alumni return for a performance at the University

Internationally renowned alumni return for a performance at the University
Description
Internationally renowned musicians, and University alumni, Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton, return to campus for a performance at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.
Date:
19/07/2016

The Music Society's Symphony Orchestra at the Birmingham Proms

The Music Society's Symphony Orchestra at the Birmingham Proms
Description
The Music Society's Symphony Orchestra have had a busy few weeks in this year's Summer Festival of Music.
Date:
07/07/2016

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

Simon Halsey awarded Mendelssohn Medal

Simon Halsey awarded Mendelssohn Medal
Description
Simon Halsey, Professor and Director of Choral Studies at Birmingham, was awarded the Chorverband Berlin's Geschwister Mendelssohn Medal on 15 June 2016 for his outstanding contribution to choral life in Berlin.
Date:
20/06/2016

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

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
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