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PhD Success: Majedah Alaiyed

Dr Majeda Alaiyed was the first student to came to do her PhD in MLAC through the agreement that Durham has with Qassim University in Saudi Arabia. She recently completed her thesis ('Diglossic code-switching between Standard Arabic and Najdi Arabic in religious discourse') in Translation Studies. We asked her to tell her more about her… Continue reading PhD Success: Majedah Alaiyed

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Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, Conference, early modern, events, MLAC events, News, Research Groups

MLAC BULLETIN: 30th APRIL-6th MAY

Monday 30th April 450 Years Pioneering Catholic Education: Past, Present, Future 30th April 10:30 to 1st May 19:30, Ushaw College, Durham A conference to celebrate the 450th Anniversary of the English College at Douai. Ushaw College with the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University are celebrating the 450th anniversary of the founding of the… Continue reading MLAC BULLETIN: 30th APRIL-6th MAY

Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, Conference, events, MLAC events, Reading Groups, Research Groups

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 12 – 18 March

Monday 12th March IAS Fellows' Seminar - Towards an Aesthetics of Adaptation  13:00 -14:00, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Dr Pascal Nicklas (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz) In this seminar, we want to look at the theory of adaptation as a cultural and aesthetic practice. Adaptation today is the dominant practice in culture industry but… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 12 – 18 March

Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, Conference, MLAC events, News, Reading Groups, Research Groups

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 5 – 11 March

Talks and Events Monday 5th March IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - On the ‘freedom’ and the ‘liberty’ to distort the human figure: The art of Stanley Spencer as case-study   17:30-18:30, Josephine Butler College, Professor Nigel Rapport (University of St Andrews) In this talk Professor Rapport explores ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’ as distinct concepts in relation… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 5 – 11 March

Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, Conference, events, News, PG events, Research Groups, Workshop

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 26 February – 4 March

Talks and Events Monday 26th February IAS Fellow's Seminar - Settlement Scaling Theory and Pre-Roman Central Italy: quantitative and comparative approaches to ancient urbanism 13:00-14:00, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Dr Francesca Fulminante (University Roma Tre) From the seminal work of Fustel de Coulanges to the recent monumental study conducted by the Copenhagen Polis… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 26 February – 4 March

Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, Call for Papers, Conference, CVAC, events, Get Involved, MLAC events

Three Durham Visual Arts and Culture CFPs!

Durham Center for Visual Arts and Culture is organising two conferences this summer (and one this autumn) and is looking for contributions!   VISUAL INTERSECTIONS 3 Leverhulme Durham Doctoral Training Programme in Visual Culture invites scholars and early career researchers to submit their papers for  Visual Intersections 3 11-13 of July 2018 in Durham, United… Continue reading Three Durham Visual Arts and Culture CFPs!

Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, Conference, events, MLAC events, News, Research Groups, Workshop

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 19 – 25 February

Talks and Events Monday 19th February IAS Fellow's Seminar - The Obligation of Self-Management: the social structuring of freedom and its critical appraisal 13:00-14:00, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Professor Sverre Raffnsøe (Copenhagen Business School)   ”Gleipnir is forged by the footfalls of cats, the beard of women, the roots of the mountain, the… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 19 – 25 February

Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, events, Get Involved, MLAC events, News, PG events, PG Students, PGR Forum, Workshop

PG Research Forum: How to write an effective abstract? (part 2)

PG Forum: How to write an effective abstract, Part 2 15th February, 17:00-18:00, ER152 Following on the feedback received at the Event "How to write an effective abstract, Part 1" last November,  a second workshop on academic abstracts will be held this coming Thursday. It will be run by the English Language Centre, and this… Continue reading PG Research Forum: How to write an effective abstract? (part 2)

Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, events, Lecture, MLAC events, News, Reading Groups, Research Groups

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 12th – 18th February

Wednesday 14th February MLAC Work in Progress Seminar: Literature and Film with Kerstin Oloff and Stephan Ehrig 12:00, ER152 Kerstin Oloff: Energy, Food and Literature Stephan Ehrig: "Socialist Space? Approaching Modernist Space through German and British Literature and Film" Contact viktoria.ivleva@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.   Evidence in Education: challenges, lessons learnt and… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 12th – 18th February

Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, events, MLAC events, PG events, Reading Groups, Research Groups

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 5th – 11th February

Talks and Events Monday 5th February IAS Fellow's Seminar - Loving Recognition: a proposal for the practical efficacy of love as a public virtue 13:00-14:00, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Professor Nigel Rapport (University of St Andrews) Aldous Huxley observed: ‘From solitude in the womb we emerge into solitude among our fellows, and return… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 5th – 11th February