The School of Modern Languages and Cultures consists of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and the Centre for Foreign Language Study. Its community of academics, teachers and support staff aims to foster a world-class student experience in all its disciplines. Some 80 full-time members of staff are engaged in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, offering expertise in a wide range of subjects, including language, literature, cultural history, cinema and visual culture, and translation; this is reflected also in an exciting range of taught degrees at postgraduate level. Sections within the School figure regularly in the top five in national league tables such as the Good University Guide and the Complete University Guide.
The Centre for Foreign Language Study offers non-specialist learners, including students, staff and members of the public, the opportunity to learn a range of languages from beginners to more advanced levels.
The top-ranking School of Modern Languages in the UK
Four of the School's Departments are ranked first in their subject in the 2015 Complete University Guide. Arabic (Middle Eastern & African Studies), French, German and Hispanic Studies (Iberian Languages) have all secured first place, and Italian and Russian are ranked in second place. This league table takes into account four factors: entry standards, student satisfaction, research assessment and graduate prospects.
Wednesday 17 February 2016
- MLAC Translation and Linguistics Research Group Seminar: Professor Myriam Salama-Carr [Manchester University] 'Translating Science – What can we learn from Euclid’s Elements' 1:00pm, ER141, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University
Wednesday 24 February 2016
- Ecology & the Arts Research Group Seminar: Elizabeth Eva Leach (Oxford), 'Unmusical and Musical Animals in Richard de Fournival's, Bestiaire d'amour.' 12:30pm, A56, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University
Friday 26 February 2016
- Conference: 'Self-Commentary in Early Modern European Literature' organised by Francesco Venturi [IMEMS] 9:00am onwards, Learning Centre, Palace Green Library, Durham University, UK
Wednesday 2 March 2016
- Postgraduate Research Feedback Session 3:00pm, IAS Seminar room, Cosin's Hall, Palace Green
Thursday 3 March 2016
- Language Café 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Durham Student Union, Dunelm House, Elvet Riverside, Durham
Wednesday 9 March 2016
- Northern Bridge Nominees Conference 9:00am, Modern Languages, Durham University
- Professor Andrea Noble has been awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) grant for the project “Cold War Camera: Visual Legacies in Latin America,” which will run from April 2016 to December 2017
- Professor Nick Saul publishes co-edited volume with Rodopi: 'The Early History of Embodied Cognition 1740-1920: The Lebenskraft-Debate and Radical Reality in German Science, Music, and Literature'
- Conference: Self-Commentary in Early Modern European Literature
- Professor Lucille Cairns publishes new book Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel with Liverpool University Press
- Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze has won the Prix André Dubreuil for her novel La Logique de l’amanite
- New Publication: the latest edition of the Edinburgh German Yearbook, edited by Dora Osborne: Archive and Memory in German Literature and Visual Culture
Durham makes World Top 30 for its Arts and Humanities
Durham University has been ranked in the World’s Top 30 for its Arts and Humanities in Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (up 18 places from last year)
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