Weekly Events Bulletin

This week’s forum will be on WEDNESDAY at 5pm in A56, where Dr Sam Bootle will be speaking to us about handling tricky questions on your research, in a conference, interview, or even conversational context. This looks set to be a really useful  and informative session, with lots of opportunities to chat and ask questions.… Continue reading Weekly Events Bulletin

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Professor Carlo Vecce at the PGR Forum

Earlier this month, Professor Carlo Vecce led a session of the PGR Forum. Here's what Claudia Wardle, MA by Research student, had to say about it: Following his fascinating IAS lecture the previous day, ‘The Fading Evidence of Reality: Leonardo and the End’, on Thursday 5th November, we had the delightful opportunity to welcome visiting… Continue reading Professor Carlo Vecce at the PGR Forum

PhD Success

Congratulations to Shaymaa Abdou (Arabic, supervised by Professor Daniel Newman), who successfully defended her PhD thesis on Friday 13th November. The thesis is entitled 'Narratives of Selfhood: A Study of the Arabic Biographical Novel, 1967-2010'. Abstract Scholarship on the Arabic novel often approaches it in light of questions of national consciousness, identity formation and contact with the West. This study relates the traditional fictional… Continue reading PhD Success

Events this week

Monday 23rd November Evidence on Trial Public Lecture: Professor Michael Tite – Fakes, Forgeries and the Turin Shroud: the scientific evidence, 18:15-19:15, Kingsley Barrett Room, Calman Learning Centre The primary underlying theme of the lecture will be the role of scientific examination in providing evidence for the authenticity of antiquities that supplements the evidence provided by their… Continue reading Events this week

Postgraduate Study info session

December 9th 12PM (ER143) Are you a Durham finalist thinking about postgraduate study in Modern Languages and Cultures? Even if this is only a remote possibility at this stage, there is an opportunity to find out more about postgraduate taught and research degrees offered by the School. The session will include short staff and student presentations about the following… Continue reading Postgraduate Study info session

PGR Forum: Literature and History

This week’s forum will be another round of our reading and discussion group: Thursday 5pm, ER 153. The theme will be Literature and History. What is the relationship between literature and history? How do we navigate questions of history in literary and cultural studies? Is literature ahistorical? What relationship does this have to our own work?… Continue reading PGR Forum: Literature and History

PGR Forum tomorrow

After the excitement of Carlo Vecce’s seminar last Thursday, this week we will be visiting the Durham Early Modern Seminar Group, where Professor Ronald Asch (Freiburg) will be giving a paper entitled ‘Aristocratic hero between decline and redefinition in late-seventeenth and early eighteenth-century England and France’. We will be meeting in our usual location of… Continue reading PGR Forum tomorrow

PGR Forum tomorrow

This week we have a particularly exciting event lined up for you: a forum session with visiting IAS Fellow Carlo Vecce, organised with Claudia Wardle, one of our new MA students. This will take place at 2PM this THURSDAY 5th NOVEMBER, in ER278 Tackling Leonardo Manuscripts: World leading authority on Leonardo da Vinci, and visiting… Continue reading PGR Forum tomorrow

PhD Success

We are pleased to announce the successful outcome of Polina Kliuchnikova's viva for her PhD thesis, 'Linguistic biographies and communities of language of Russian speakers in Great Britain'. Abstract: In migration language undergoes crucial changes. Not only are the linguistic practices of migrants reshaped in the new environment, but migrant displacement has a major effect on the… Continue reading PhD Success

Upcoming events this week

Tuesday 3rd November IMEMS Openness and Secrecy seminar: Professor Carlo Caruso – Hidden in the Hieroglyphs? The Art of the Political Portrait in the Italian Renaissance.17:30 PGL Learning Centre - Palace Green Library, followed by a drinks reception at the Cafe, Palace Green Library During the turbulent period known as the Italian Wars (1494-1527), a number of… Continue reading Upcoming events this week