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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.

CFP Belonging and Transgression

UCL Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry (SCCI) Post-graduate Conference 2016  Thursday 23rd – Friday 24th June, 2016

We invite submissions from all cultural disciplines, including but not limited to:

Literary Criticism and Theory; Film Studies and Photography; Politics and Political theory; History; Sociology; Modern Languages; Philosophy; Economics; Art; Psychology/Psychoanalysis; Cultural Studies; Translation Studies; Gender studies.

Please send an abstract (250 words), 5 keywords and a brief biographical statement (50 words) to The deadline for submissions is Friday 22nd April 2016.

A selection of contributions to the conference will be considered for publication in the Society’s journal, Tropos.

Full CfP with conference details.

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

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

Early Modern Studies

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Most of the research into metaphors and translation within the discipline of Translation Studies has been text-based, and thus product-oriented. The text shows us the result of very complex cognitive processes, but if we have only the translation product available for analysis, we cannot retrace the actual pathways of the translator’s decision-making procedures. More...

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Linguistic and Cultural Representation in Audiovisual Translation Conference

Prof. Jorge Diaz-Cintas will be one of the keynote speakers at the Linguistic and Cultural Representation in Audiovisual Translation Conference in Rome, 11-13 February 2016. More...

Subtitling for the deaf and the hard-of-hearing

Professor Dan McIntyre, University of Huddersfield More...

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