Translating Europe Forum 2017: a report

Laura Jennings, a PG Student in Translation Studies, was Durham's nominated representative at Translating Europe Forum, a regular EU event which took place in Brussels at the beginning of the month. This year, the event focused on Machine Translation. I was lucky enough to be asked to represent Durham University at the Translating Europe Forum… Continue reading Translating Europe Forum 2017: a report


Event funding opportunities for PG Students

Are you planning to organise an event (conference, workshop, etc.) in the coming academic year? IAS Funding Call The IAS has established a small fund available to support research postgraduate researchers/groups who are organising multi-disciplinary events such as conferences or workshops in Durham. Applications for this funding must be received by 30 October 2017. The… Continue reading Event funding opportunities for PG Students

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 20th – 27th February

Monday 20th February IAS Fellows' Seminar - Aristotle’s Account of Measurement 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Dr Barbara Sattler (University of St Andrews, UK) This paper analyses Aristotle’s account of measurement and shows how it allows him to react to problems with determining the quantity of a motion, as they arose from Zeno’s dichotomy… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 20th – 27th February

CFP: Society for French Studies Annual Conference – Durham, July 2017

The 58th Annual Conference of the Society for French Studies will be held in Durham, 3rd-5th July 2017 - a perfect reason to submit an abstract (and to get excited). The CFP is copied below, and more details can be found here. The deadline for submissions is Friday 23rd September. ******* We are pleased to invite… Continue reading CFP: Society for French Studies Annual Conference – Durham, July 2017

Catherine Ellis wins BSECS Postgraduate Conference Prize

Catherine Ellis, who is studying for a PhD in French, has won the prize for best conference paper at the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Conference at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (30 June - 1 July 2016). Her paper, 'The Alimentary Lifecycle of the Libertine Prostitute', explored the significance… Continue reading Catherine Ellis wins BSECS Postgraduate Conference Prize

Weekly bulletin 6-11 June

Monday 6th June Breathing Pauses in Ancient Rhetoric, Virginia Woolf and Robert Musil, 17:00-19:00, Institute for Advanced Study Join Dr Stefanie Heine (University of Toronto) in Durham to explore how breathing pauses convey rhythm in both the spoken and written word by comparing and contrasting ancient rhetoric with the work of early 20th Century modernist writers… Continue reading Weekly bulletin 6-11 June

Welcome to the new term

  Lots of events going on this week as Easter term begins.   Tuesday 26th April   Bowes Lecture Series: Dr Tom Stammers, 'Relics of Bourbon and Bonaparte: collecting post-revolutionary France in nineteenth-century Britain', 18:00-19:00, The Bowes Museum John and Josephine Bowes were deeply interested by the troubled history of France, collecting vestiges not just of… Continue reading Welcome to the new term

Events bulletin March 15-18 March

Tuesday 15th March   IAS Fellows' Public Lecture: Dr Zoe Crossland, Columbia University – The Speaking Corpse: the dead body's evidence and the forensic imaginary, 17:30-18:30, Birley Room, Hatfield College The dead body is said to speak truthfully about its past. Popular texts about forensic investigations often describe skeletons as “witnesses from the grave”, or claim that… Continue reading Events bulletin March 15-18 March

Events Bulletin: Week commencing December 7th

This Thursday 10th December, in lieu of a forum session, the second language café of the year will be taking place in the DSU bar at 18:30, giving us a chance to flex our linguistic muscles after a long term in the North East of England. If you have any suggestions for next term’s forum… Continue reading Events Bulletin: Week commencing December 7th

PG Seminar in Russian and Soviet Studies

10 December 2015: The PG seminar in Russian and Soviet Studies will bring together current and recent MA and PhD students doing their research in (very broadly) Russian/Soviet studies. Six speakers from MLAC, Music, Education and Applied Social Sciences will present their research. The programme is available here.