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MLAC Events Bulletin: 28th November – 4th December

News and Announcements

French Film Festival at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle

28 November, 6pm: In Bed With Victoria

1 December, 6pm: Made In France

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Talks and Events

Monday 28th November

Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society and Politics Lecture

Yoav Peled and Horit Herman Peled,

The Regionalization of Israeli Society

17:00-18:30, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College

This talk presents an examination of the growing saliency of religious personalities, religious themes, and the religious outlook in Jewish Israeli society, in order to test the argument that Israeli society is undergoing a process of religionization, as well as the counter-argument, that secular-religious relations among Jews in Israel went into crisis in the 1980s and that the society had actually secularized, in one way or another, during the 1990s. We seek to explain the causes and significance of these two processes and the seeming contradiction between them, as well as the variance in the trajectory of religionization as between different historical periods.


Good grief: The paradox of pleasure and sadness in music

18:30-20:00, Ustinov College, Fisher House

What do you feel when listening to sad music? Do you enjoy it? Do you feel blue? Come and find out more about how we react to sad music with Professor Tuomas Eerola, Durham University Music Department. All are welcome and refreshments are provided.

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Hild Bede Senior Common Room Talk

‘Nearly Native, Barely Civilized: Henri Gaden’s Journey Through Colonial French West Africa, 1894-1939’ Prof. Roy Dilley, Department of Social Anthropology, St Andrews

19:30, Hild Bede Senior Common Room

All welcome.


Wednesday 30th November

How Saudi Primary Teachers Use Interactive White Boards And What Are Their Training Needs?

12:00-13:00, ED134, School of Education

Presented by Azzah Algamdi. Part of the School of Education PGR Student Seminar series.

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 Back to the Future: MLAC Graduates return to Durham to share their experiences

14:00, ER141


Meet 5 of our MLAC alumni, coming back to Durham to talk about their careers after their degree.

Come and find out how many opportunities are open to language graduates and how valued their skills are by employers.

This is bound to be a riveting and inspirational session and everyone is welcome to attend.

There will be a Q&A session at the end where you will have the opportunity to ask questions.



Early Modern Group Seminar: John Cramsie (Union College), ‘Payntid with His Native Coloures: British Travellors and the Cultural Complexity of Early Modern Britain’

16:30-18:00, Seminar Room 1, History Department, 43 North Bailey

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Afterwork: Film Showing of Tangerine

18:00-20:00, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College

As part of Trans Awareness month, CSGS will screen the film ‘Tangerine’. The story follows a transgender sex worker who discovers her boyfriend and pimp has been cheating on her.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided and the film will be followed by a discussion on gender identity in the media.

Tangerine premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in January 2015, and has received excellent reviews.

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Cafes des Arts presents: ‘Erotic Art’ in Culture

18:00-19:30, Ustinov College, Fisher House

While some artistic depictions or descriptions of nudity and / or sexual intimacy may be intended as ‘erotic,’ others may be mislabelled based on contemporary mindsets, and rather the cultural context in which such art was created may not have originally intended the audience to perceive these works as necessarily ‘erotic.’ The proposed seminar may draw from artwork, literature, movies, and more from either a historical or modern context, but seeks to examine the use of ‘erotic art’ in culture.

Speakers include:
Elizabeth Archibald, Professor of History, Durham University
William McKenzie, Lecturer in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University
Iris Ordean, PhD Candidate in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University
All welcome. Refreshments provided.

Contact for more information about this event.

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Thursday 1st December

Cafe Politique presents: How does the future of British Higher Education look like?

17:45-19:00, Ustinov College, Fisher House

Join us in a discussion with Roberta Blackman-Woods, MP for the City of Durham and member of the Commons Public Committee for the bill, about the future of Britain’s Higher Education!

Are you a student, early career researcher or a member of Durham University’s staff? Then, the Higher Education and Research Bill, a piece of legislation regulating tuition fees, establishing a system to recognise teaching excellence, and deregulating the establishment of new universities is among your primary concerns.

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Friday 2nd-Sunday 4th December

Durham City Traditional Christmas Festival 2016

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