Are you thinking about how to engage others with your research? The Library recognises that its collections provide opportunities for valuable user engagement activities and can help to support a number of different approaches to creating an impact. Exhibitions and book displays, often to accompany a conference or seminar, are popular ways of highlighting your research activities.
St Cross College in partnership with the Sino-British Fellowship Trust (SBFT) offers the following scholarship for which it invites applications from applicants who will be studying for a doctoral degree in the Humanities at the University of Oxford in the academic year 2017-2018. The scholarship is open to applicants who are students or academic staff members at a university, other higher education institution or vocational training institution in China.
The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Langauges and the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics are hosting a three-day workshop MAPS AND BEYOND: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR LINGUISTS (22 October, 5 November, 19 November).
The Faculty is saddened to announce the death in New Zealand on 5th August, at the age of 93, of Frank Barnett, Fellow and Tutor in French at Trinity College, from 1952 to 1986. Frank was the College’s first Fellow in Modern Languages. In addition to French, he had an excellent knowledge of other Romance Languages (including Romanian) and of late Latin, continuing to publish in these areas long after his retirement.
For further details see https://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk/frank-barnett/
Translations of poetry by Ulrike Almut Sandig win PEN presents translation ptich prize as part of #ELNF2016. Sandig’s Thick of it (Dickicht) was honoured by judges Max Porter, Meike Ziervogel and Stefan Tobler at this years’s ceremony.
The University of Oxford, founded some nine centuries ago, has enjoyed the closest links, throughout its long history, with the great centres of learning across Europe. The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages has been in the vanguard of welcoming and integrating students and scholars from the whole Continent to work with its own academic community in promoting knowledge of European languages, cultures and society.
On June 25th the French Ambassador, Her Excellency Madame Sylvie Bermann made the posthumous award of the highest rank in the ‘Ordre des Palmes Académiques’ to the late Michael Sheringham, who was, until last year, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature. Professor Michel Murat of the Sorbonne came over from Paris for the ceremony and gave the following address: