MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 6th-12th March

Talks and Events Tuesday 7th March Centre for Humanities Innovation - History of Humanities Series Dr Julian Hamann (Universität Bonn) 'The Formation of the German Humanities as a Thing of Boundaries' 16:00, ER153 How did the German humanities come about as a meaningful distinction in the academic world in the late 19th century? Julian Hamann… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 6th-12th March

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MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 27th February – 5th March

Talks and Events  Monday 27th February IAS Fellows' Seminar - Urban Social Movements: contentious performances in a challenging era 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor Ida Susser (Hunter College, USA) In the light of the sharp turn to the right in the United States and the same trends in many parts of Europe, this seminar… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 27th February – 5th March

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

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 13th-19th FEBRUARY

Monday 13th February IAS Fellows' Seminar - High-resolution in vivo imaging of the human retina: A window of opportunity for visual neuroscience 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor Hannah Smithson (Oxford University, UK) Our research focuses on the neural mechanisms that underlie perception. Using a newly developed Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (AOSLO), which… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 13th-19th FEBRUARY

MLAC PhD Success

As Michaelmas term draws to a close, we would like to congratulate those students who have recently completed their doctorates here in MLAC. Congratulations to: Joseph North  Title: Martyrs on the Silver Screen: Early Church Martyrdom in Italian Silent Cinema (1898-1930) Supervisors: Stefano Cracolici and Caitríona Ní Dhúill Abdulilah Lahmami Title: The Importance of 'Tafsir'… Continue reading MLAC PhD Success

MLAC Events Bulletin: 12th-18th December

Monday 12th September IAS Fellows' Seminar - Making a big picture out of small fragments: How should we write the history of Babylonian astronomy? 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor John Steele (Brown University, USA) Despite the groundbreaking work in deciphering Babylonian astronomical texts and reconstructing Babylonian astronomy by scholars such as F. X.… Continue reading MLAC Events Bulletin: 12th-18th December

MLAC Events Bulletin: 5th – 11th December

Monday 5th December IAS Fellows' Seminar - Are Some Scales More Natural Than Others? Professor Patrick McGivern (University of Wollongong, Australia) 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Many discussions of scale involve concerns about the naturalness of different scales. Sometimes this is described as a concern with the objectivity or ‘reality’ of scales, and it… Continue reading MLAC Events Bulletin: 5th – 11th December

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 Click here for more information. 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… Continue reading MLAC Events Bulletin: 28th November – 4th December

MLAC Events Bulletin: 21st-27th November

Monday 21st November IAS Fellows' Seminar - Narratives of complexity and emergence: paradigms of level and scale 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Dr Richard Walsh (University of York, UK) I came to the IAS with very specific questions about the implications that ideas of scale had for a narratological perspective upon emergence in complex… Continue reading MLAC Events Bulletin: 21st-27th November

EU accreditation for MA in Translation Studies renewed 


The School has been successful in renewing its membership of the EMT (European Masters in Translation) scheme for 2014-19. This is a partnership project between the European Commission and Higher Education institutions offering Master’s-level translation programmes. Over 100 applications for accreditation were submitted by universities in EU member states and neighbouring countries, and 64 were… Continue reading EU accreditation for MA in Translation Studies renewed