An interview with Henrike Lähnemann, Professor of Medieval German, was recently published in Letter, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) alumni magazine. Henrike discusses her reactions to the Brexit vote, and those of people around her in the UK, and thoughts on how it will affect British universities.
The journal Nineteenth-Century French Studies (edited by Faculty member Professor Seth Whidden) has been named the recipient of the 2016 Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.
Julie Curtis, Professor of Russian Literature, and Philip Bullock, Professor of Russian Literature and Music, recently helped Garsington Opera stage a new, original production of Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera.
On Thursday 1 December 2016, Professor Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly was conferred with an Honorary DLitt by the National University of Ireland in Dublin. She is an alumna of the NUI, having studied German and Spanish at University College Cork for her BA and German for her MA, before taking the degree of Dr. Phil at the University of Basel.
Andrea Klaus (University of Warwick) and Silke Mentchen (University of Cambridge) have written a detailed report into the reasons why the Erasmus+ scheme is so essential to academia.
The Erasmus+ programme allows university students from across Europe to study in other EU countries, fostering cross-border cooperation and international knowledge exchange, with over 4,000 students involved in the programme at any one time.
Jack Flowers (Brasenose) has been awarded the Society for French Studies 2016 R. Gapper Undergraduate Essay Prize for his essay on ‘L’une des thématiques majeures de la poésie de cette époque est la métropole, conçue comme l’un des lieux privilégiés où s’entremêlent l’ancien et le moderne, la solitude et la foule, le «haut» et le «bas»’.
On 16 November 2016, members of the Sub-Faculty of Portuguese met President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at the Portuguese Embassy in London on the occasion of his first state visit to the United Kingdom.
In the Picture (from Left to Right): Prof. T. F. Earle, Prof. Helder Macedo, Mr Rafael Martins, Prof. Claire Williams, Prof. Phillip Rothwell, Prof. Claudia Pazos Alonso, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of Portugal.