TABOO II Conference in Durham this September

Racial slurs, sex work, erotic talk in Papua New Guinea, incest, pornography and bodily fluids, male rape, and disability; these are just some of the taboo-breaking topics to be the tackled by international scholars and early researchers alike in the forthcoming TABOO II Conference. Building on the success of the first Taboo Conference (2012) held… Continue reading TABOO II Conference in Durham this September


Call for papers – Society for French Studies Conference 2015

Society for French Studies 56th Annual Conference University of Cardiff 29 June – 1 July 2015 CALL FOR PAPERS We are pleased to invite proposals for papers (in English or French; duration: 20 minutes) for panel sessions on the following topics: C21st French Studies Mythmaking Biography Roland Barthes (1915-1980) Ports and Seafaring Battles (Waterloo 1815,… Continue reading Call for papers – Society for French Studies Conference 2015



Many congratulations to new PhDs in Modern Languages and Cultures, who graduated today! Click image for more info... Kevin Sheehan passed his PhD examination in May. His thesis studies Portolan charts – medieval navigation maps dating from around 1290 AD to the sixteenth century, created by Italian, Catalan and Mallorcan cartographers for their merchant clients. Rachael… Continue reading Congratulations!


Events in Durham in July

Summer does not mean only longer days and warmer weather, but also conference season. Here in Durham we are fortunate to have several events that may be of interest to MLAC postgraduates and the wider community. The inaugural conference of Durham’s Centre for Humanities Innovation  (CHI) is taking place from Monday July 7 to Tuesday… Continue reading Events in Durham in July