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UCL ranked 5th in the world for Arts & Humanities

UCL has been ranked 5th in the world Arts & Humanities, according to the The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16, released on 21 October 2015.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings' Arts and Humanities table judges world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

UCL Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Research in Progress Seminar

Sadie Harrison  (UCL Science and Technology): ´Clothing as Representation of Natural Knowledge in the Early Modern Era’

Thursday 25 February 2016, at 5.15 pm, in Foster Court 307, SELCS Common room, UCL.

This is an opportunity for posgraduates to come together, and exchange ideas in an informal environment. The seminar will be followed by wine and discussion.

For more information contact: Alexandra Lee or Beatriz Charria, or visit our facebook event page.

UCL-Royal African Society Lecture Series

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We are pleased to announce that during the 2015/2016 academic year UCL African Studies (UCL Institute of Advanced Studies) and the Royal African Society will present a joint lecture series exploring issues of African Heritage and Politics. The series will feature key invited speakers from a range of disciplines and approaches.


Next speakers:

10 March 2016: Dr Olivette Otele (Bath Spa University) Historicising Afro-European experiences: Heritage and Politics of Memory.

10 May : Dr Noemie Arazi (Universite Libre de Bruxelles) The Heritage Implications of Infrastructural and Mining Sector Projects in Africa

Soho Spirit: Our Space or a Space in Our Minds?

20 February 2016, 10.30am-6pm. St Anne's Church & Community Centre, Soho.

Register for the conference.

CMII/SELCS Event: Careers in Academia

Read Alex Lee's blogpost about the panel discussion about planning academic careers which took place on 13 January 2016. The panel which consisted of Dr Stephanie Bird (chair of CMII/director of SELCS), Dr Lee Grieveson (Reader in Film Studies), Dr Chris O'Rourke (Teaching Fellow in Film Studies), Dr Lois Lee (JRF UCL Institute of Advanced Studies) and Dr Michael Mccluskey.

London's Silent Cinemas

Chris O'Rourke's website explores the history of cinema exhibition in London from the emergence of permanent film venues in 1906 to the end of the silent film era around 1930.

It documents the early lives of over 700 cinemas across London and its suburbs, using information gathered from local histories, city council records, film trade journals and directories, cinema programmes, street directories and historic maps and plans.

Between the Lines: Conversations in Translation

What makes translation creative? What happens when we read translations? Go to 'Between the Lines' to hear translators in conversation about their work.

As well as translators, writers, critics talk personally and freely with Timothy Mathews about different experiences of translation. Publishers of translations talk about discovering books in different languages and about making them accessible.

The Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry

The Graduate Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry holds fortnightly discussion seminars.

This seminar is an opportunity for Graduate Students in SELCS and CMII to present their work - a chapter, essay, a research, conference proposal, work in progress - to a group of peers in an informal setting, followed by a group discussion.

UCL African Studies Student Blog

Read the new blog where students on the UCL African Studies MSc/MA (and students on related UCL courses) post their thoughts, ideas and opinions and engage with the broader African Studies community.

TermSeeker - an app developped by CMII students

Students from the MA Translation, Theory and Practice are developping a new app which will help you to find terminology on-line. Read about their experiences and discoveries in their blog.

CMII announces three new MA programmes for 2016/17

Health Humanities

Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health

Editing Lives and Letters



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