Welcome to Medieval and Modern Languages at Oxford
Professor Ian Watson
We hope that our Faculty newsletter will entertain and inform you. This is the first of what is planned as a termly issue, in which we will offer articles reflecting the range of research activities within the faculty, while also considering the teaching of languages at Oxford and elsewhere.
What do Rousseau’s trapdoor and a lock of Byron’s hair — along with Thomas Moore’s harp and Bettina von Arnim’s travelling handbag — have in common? They are all part of a new online exhibition of Romantic objects curated by scholars working on the period.
The events at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages are numerous and varied, ranging from workshops and conferences to lectures, readings, and meetings with researchers, authors, and film-makers. Many of our events are open to the public, while still retaining the specialist nature of advanced studies.