News from Modern Languages & Cultures
Dr Santiago Fouz Hernandez awarded an Excellence in Teaching award
Congratulations to Dr Santiago Fouz Hernández, Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, who has been awarded a University Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr Fouz Hernández has been a member of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures since 2002, and specialises in contemporary Spanish cinema. Dr Fouz Hernández won particular praise from students for the rich and stimulating content of his courses; his emphasis on skills development; and his approach to feedback.
(3 May 2013)
Russian Centre opens in the School of Modern Languages & Cultures at Durham University
On April 23 at Durham University in Northeast England a new Russian Center was official opened at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. “We are very pleased that this is happening here at the third oldest university in England,” Pyotr Skorospelov said. “Durham University was founded in 1832, and its academic foundation rest firmly on the centuries-old academic history of the city. Your academic traditions were founded in the 7th and 8th centuries by the Venerable Bede, the ‘Father of English History’.”
(25 Apr 2013)
Durham students contribute to new blog about language learning
More than 30 Durham Modern Languages students are contributing to a new blog about learning foreign languages. The blog is designed to be a forum for learning about language opportunities from current students, who blog on their experiences at university and while studying abroad. You can find the blog, and details on how to contribute yourself, at www.kanzilingua.com
(5 Feb 2013)
Mark Sealy awarded MBE for services to Photography
Mark Sealy, a former student of the taught MA in the Photographic Image, is now undertaking a PhD in Photographic Studies supervised by Professor Andrea Noble in the School of Modern European Languages and Cultures.
The Durham Centre for Advanced Photography Studies, based at Durham University, is currently unable to offer the taught MA but is keen to hear from applicants wishing to study for MA by Research and PhD degrees in areas of photography theory and criticism.
Mark is the Director of Autograph ABP which is a charity that works internationally to educate the public in photography by addressing issues of cultural identity and human rights.
(21 Jan 2013)
Professor Carlo Caruso awarded Major Research Fellowship from The Leverhulme Trust
Professor Carlo Caruso has been successful in obtaining a Major Research Fellowship from The Leverhulme Trust. His three-year research project will focus on Italian Vernacular Classics and Textual Scholarship, 1270-1870 and will commence on 1 September 2013.
(21 Jan 2013)
Opening of Russian World Centre
The Russian World Centre opened at Durham University on 23 April 2013