News in Modern Languages

The Year Abroad : More than just a language lesson

The Year Abroad : More than just a language lesson

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University of Birmingham Modern Languages and History graduate Freya Hoppe tells us about the year abroad she spent in Seville Spain, from September 2018 - June 2019.
Date:
Wednesday 24 March 2021
'Who are you to tell the story?': Exploring the experience of Central and Eastern European migrant artists

'Who are you to tell the story?': Exploring the experience of Central and Eastern European migrant artists

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Dr Kinga Goodwin, Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Modern Languages, discusses the lived experience of CEE artists, and the implications they feel their migrant status has on their careers.
Date:
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Upstairs, Downstairs, and the Spaces In-Between

Upstairs, Downstairs, and the Spaces In-Between

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Dr Kinga Goodwin, Policy Impact Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Modern Languages, discusses the intersections of various cultural identities, and how this impacts on migrant artists.
Date:
Friday 19 February 2021
Grant success for Post-Socialist Britain project

Grant success for Post-Socialist Britain project

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Professor Sara Jones, Dr Charlotte Galpin (University of Birmingham) and Dr Jenny Wüstenberg (Nottingham Trent University) have received a grant of £935k from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Date:
Monday 18 January 2021
Why knowing languages matters

Why knowing languages matters

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Professor Dagmar Divjak comments on the British Academy joint statement warning that the pandemic should serve as a wakeup call on the decline of language learning across the English speaking world
Date:
Friday 18 December 2020
John Goodyear on Radio Pandemic a wake-up call on language learning decline across English-speaking world

John Goodyear on Radio Pandemic a wake-up call on language learning decline across English-speaking world

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The British Academy has issued a joint statement warning that the pandemic should serve as a wakeup call on language learning decline across the English speaking world. Professor Dagmar Divjak shares her thoughts.
Date:
Monday 14 December 2020
How to Make the Most of a Virtual Panel in 2020 - Li Siguang Annual Lecture

How to Make the Most of a Virtual Panel in 2020 - Li Siguang Annual Lecture

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PhD Modern Languages student, Ciela Shiyu He, was invited to form part of the panel during our recent annual China Institute Li Siguang lecture, delivered by veteran journalist and media owner, Kevin Sui.
Date:
Friday 20 November 2020
Teaching with Testimony across the Curriculum

Teaching with Testimony across the Curriculum

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Why teach Holocaust education across the curriculum? And what role can testimony play in such an approach? These questions were the subject of a CPD webinar organised by Professor Sara Jones in October 2020.
Date:
Tuesday 10 November 2020
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