On April 12th-14th, 2018 international seminar Balzac et l’Angleterre / Balzac and England will be taking place at Maison Française d’Oxford.
The seminar will be conducted in both English and French, with speakers arriving from across Britain and France, but also Morocco, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, the Czech Republic, and United States. Over the course of three days this international gathering of scholars will explore the nature of Balzac’s engagement with Britain, but also of Britain’s — and the world’s — engagement with Balzac.
Congratulations to Dr Elisabeth Bolorinos Allard who has been awarded the Doctoral Publication Prize for 2017, by the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI) and the Spanish Embassy. The Prize will cover Dr Bolorinos’s thesis publication by Tamesis Books.
We are pleased to announce that the 15th Annual Oxford German Graduate Symposium will take place at New College on Saturday, April 21st, 2018. The theme for the Symposium is Performing Philosophy.
Our keynote speaker is Stephen Mulhall, Professor of Philosophy at Oxford and Fellow and Tutor at New College. The Symposium offers an opportunity for graduate students and Faculty members to come together and share their research in a friendly, productive setting. We particularly encourage graduate students of all stages (Master’s and DPhil) to apply to present.
Vittoria Fallanca (1st-year DPhil, Pembroke College) has been announced as the runner-up for the 2016 R. Gapper Postgraduate Essay Prize with her work ‘The Design of the Essais: Montaigne and the language of ‘dessein’’.
The University of Oxford has been ranked 3rd in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for Modern Languages, just behind Harvard University and the University of Cambridge, with the coveted top five-star rating for research, innovation, and teaching.
Oxford University has come top in the 2016 QS World University Rankings for Modern Languages. The annual QS World University Rankings is a comprehensive guide to the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas. Using data on reputation and research citations, the rankings highlight the 200 top universities in the world for 30 individual subjects.
Seven UK universities made the top 50 for Modern Languages, with the University of Oxford ranked first.