AH Events

Discord and Consensus: 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Low Countries Studies

Start: Sep 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Sep 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM

All countries, regions and institutions are ultimately built on a degree of consensus, on a collective commitment to a concept, belief or value system. This consensus is continuously rephrased and reinvented through a narrative of cohesion and challenged by expressions of discontent and discord.

The Language of Persuasion: Linguistic Approaches to its Theory and Practice in the Classical World

Start: Sep 10, 2014 11:00:00 AM
End: Sep 12, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Persuasion is a psychological phenomenon which is deeply connected to language. The focus of the conference is to explore the nature and role of persuasion as linguistic exercise in classical literature and culture from a variety of different perspectives.

'Verenigde straten': The challenge of community in contemporary Dutch and Flemish writing

Start: Sep 10, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Sep 10, 2014 7:30:00 PM

Dr Henriette Louwerse from the University of Sheffield will give the opening lecture of the 10th biennial conference of the Association for Low Countries Studies. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the North Cloisters.

"...And Thereafter: the impact of World War One on the Jews and their Europe"

Start: Sep 11, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Organised by the Jewish Historical Society of England and the Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL

Poetry evening with Ester Naomi Perquin

Start: Sep 11, 2014 5:45:00 PM
End: Sep 11, 2014 7:45:00 PM

Ester Perquin
Join us for an evening of poetry with award winning Dutch poet Ester Naomi Perquin. Ester worked as a prison guard in order to finance her creative writing classes in Amsterdam. Her debut volume, Servetten halfstok (Napkins at Half-Mast), was published in 2007 and received a number of prizes including the Liegend Konijn prize and the Lucy B. and C.W. van der Hoogt prize. Her latest volume, Celinspecties (Cell inspections), was published in early 2012 and was awarded the VSB Poetry Prize for the best volume of 2013.

Italian events...

Start: Sep 30, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Sep 30, 2014 11:59:00 AM

Events relating to or organised by the Italian department at UCL will be posted here.

IV International Conference Translating Voices, Translating Regions, Conference Series

Start: Oct 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM

*** NEW Venue *** University College London, UK

I died in hell – (They called it Passchendaele)

Start: Nov 4, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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"We can no longer speak to those who fought in the trenches. But we can speak their language. In German, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian and Turkish with English narration and surtitles, the imaginative response to conflict will be explored in a unique multimedia performance. From the euphoria of 1914 to the disillusionment that soon set in, video art combined with spoken and written word will bring war poetry to life and reveal new European perspectives on WW1."