Upcoming MEMSA Events

We're hardly short of medievalists and early modernists here in MLAC, so here's a guest post from MEMSA chair Hannah Piercy, telling you all about their exciting seminars this term! See below for the term card. MEMSA, the Medieval and Early Modern Student Association at Durham, has a close relationship with the School of Modern… Continue reading Upcoming MEMSA Events



Monday 13th March Banipal Visiting Writer Fellow 2017, Ali Bader, reads from his short story 'The Corporal' and his new novel Liar Takes All 16:00-18:00, ER247 Iraqi author Ali Bader, the Banipal Visiting Writer Fellow 2017, will give a talk to MLaC staff and students with readings from his short story ‘The Corporal’ and his… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN 13th-19th 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

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


EDITING BEHIND THE SCENES: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH   10th March 2017, 10 a.m. – 17:30 p.m. Senate Room, Durham Castle     The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at Durham University will host a one-day workshop on the topic of Editing in Literature, Theatre, Digital Humanities, Music and Cinema. The concept of editing will be… Continue reading EDITING BEHIND THE SCENES: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH – 10th March

MEMSA Talk on Female Friendships in Renaissance France – Jess Allen (MA French), 14 February, 6pm

The next Durham MEMSA seminar will be taken by Jess Allen, talking about ‘Forgotten Voices: Reconstructing Female Friendships in Renaissance France’. 18:00, Tuesday 14 February (today), in the World Heritage Centre. All are welcome to attend. To find out more about Jess and her research, read her interview with MEMSA here.


Monday 6th February IAS Fellows' Seminar - Abrupt Climate Change: What is abrupt? How fast is fast? 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor Jack Williams (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) A common trope in discussions about contemporary climate change is that the expected rates of 21st-century climate change are abrupt and faster than anything in… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 6TH-12TH FEBRUARY

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

Events bulletin 14-18 June

Tuesday 14th June Cafe Politique presents: What is Britishness? An interactive seminar, 18:00-19:00, Ustinov College, Fisher House As the world becomes more interconnected, the concept of British citizenship and identity has become more contentious. Mass migration crises, questions about former colonial territories, such as the Falkland Islands, or the upcoming EU referendum of 23 June 2016… Continue reading Events bulletin 14-18 June

Durham Italian Seminar: This Friday

Italian Postgraduate Research Seminar: Friday 20 May 2016, A56, 12-1pm Marzia Beltrami (Durham): 'Crime plots as trajectories: finding one’s way through counterfactual spaces'   Gian Luca Troisi (Toulouse Jean Jaurès): 'Sciascia’s Narrative in Todo modo: Between Metaphysics and Microphysics of Power'   The presentations will be delivered in English. All welcome. For more information on this event, please contact katrin.wehling-giorgi@durham.ac.uk