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Five SELCs staff members win UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards

A total of five members of SELCS teaching staff were awarded teaching awards by UCLU . The following colleagues received awards in the category of Outstanding Teaching: Kevin Inston, Marta Niccolai, Stephen Fay and Zoltan Biedermann; and Marie Fournier received an award in the category of Outstanding Support for Teaching. More...

Student Simon Young wins French Cinema Essay Prize

Simon Young (French 2009-2013) has won the Undergraduate Essay Prize awarded by the Association for Studies in French Cinema, for his essay on ‘the Function of Landscape as Signifier’ in Swiss cinema. This is the second time one of our students has been awarded this prestigious prize, after Hannah Mowat (French with Film) in 2009. More...

Walton Glyn-Jones

It is with sadness that we note the death in September of Professor Walton Glyn-Jones, a distinguished and prolific scholar of Scandinavian studies.


Tamsin Dearnley playing the harp

Storytelling in the Middle Ages: An Evening of Tall Tales, Music and Werewolves

Storytelling in the Middle Ages will be an informal evening of storytelling, music and discussion, in which participants will be introduced to some fantastical tales from the Middle Ages and invited to try their hand at creating their own. More...

Starts: Oct 8, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen - A Storyteller for our Time?

This event is made possible with generous support from the Danish Agency for Culture. More...

Starts: Oct 9, 2014 1:00:00 PM

‘Only doing my duty’: Defining Perpetrators in Relation to State Sanctioned Violence

The past two decades have seen a shift from focusing on victims of Nazi violence towards a new interest in perpetrators. The workshop explores the subject of perpetration and its aftermath. The contributions question our understanding of the term “perpetrator”, look at the representation of perpetrators in literary accounts and self- narratives, and deal with family histories. The workshop is organized by the Reverberations of War research group in the German Department. More...

Starts: Oct 10, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Combating Ransom Kidnapping in Modern Italy: Magistrates, Memoirs, Media

Alessandra Montalbano (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) More...

Starts: Oct 22, 2014 6:00:00 PM


An Icelander's guide to planetary astronomy: maps and diagrams in GkS 1812 4to (s. xiv)

Dale Kedwards (University of York) will present as part of the Medieval Scandinavian Seminar Series. The paper will last the better part of an hour, with questions to follow. Refreshments provided. All welcome! More...

Starts: Oct 30, 2014 5:30:00 PM