School of Modern Languages & Cultures
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 learners not taking a specialist degree in Modern Languages, including students, staff and members of the public, the opportunity to learn a range of languages from beginners to more advanced levels.
A top-ranking School of Modern Languages in the UK
In the recently published Complete University Guide 2018, the School of Modern Languages and Cultures of Durham University is ranked 2nd in French, German, Italian, Hispanic Studies, Middle Eastern and African Studies and Russian & East European Languages, 3rd in East and South Asian Studies (a new entry in the league table). At the institutional level, Durham is currently ranked 6th in the UK.
Tuesday 12 December 2017
- 'Hell, Heaven and Hope. A journey through life and the afterlife with Dante', Exhibition curated by Dr Annalisa Cipollone all day, Palace Green Library, Durham University
Wednesday 13 December 2017
- Christmas Lecture at Ushaw College 5:30pm, Ushaw College, Durham
Wednesday 31 January 2018
- Professor Nicholas Saul awarded C.H. Beck Bursary
- Adam Talib shortlisted for Saif Ghobash Banipal Literary Translation Prize 2017
- Lectures on 'Philosophy and Cosmology in the Renaissance' by Dr Dario Tessicini at the University of Chieti
- UK-Mexico Visiting Chair Mobility Grant awarded to Dr Stefano Cracolici
- Dr Stefano Cracolici gives a guest Lecture at the Bibliotheca Hertziana — Max-Plank-Institute für Kunstgeschichte
- Zurbarán Centre on Twitter
- Durham University and Albatexas Cinemes announce the Fifth Bigas Luna Tribute event in Valencia this December
- New publication from Dr Laura Campbell: The Medieval Merlin Tradition in France and Italy - Prophecy, Paradox, and Translation
- Dr Gerald Moore has been awarded €400,000 by the EU's Marie Curie-Sklodowska RISE fund for a three-year project on 'Real Smart Cities'
- New publication by Adam Talib: How Do You Say 'Epigram' in Arabic? Literary History at the Limits of Comparison (Brill, 2017)
- New Publication from Dr William Schaefer 'Shadow Modernism: Photography, Writing, and Space in Shanghai, 1925-1937' (Duke University Press, 2017)
- New critical edition from Alexandre Burin
- Seven job vacancies in Modern Languages
- Dr Luke Sunderland's new book published
- New Play on Cancer by Abir Hamdar
- Dr Rebekah Clements awarded a Major ERC Starting Grant
- New Bigas Luna Tribute in Mexico City this August
Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship Competition
The Northern Bridge studentship competition for 2018 has now been launched. For general information see http://www.northernbridge.ac.uk/ or for language area contacts see the postgraduate funding page
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Durham in World Top 30 for Arts and Humanities
Durham University has been recognised as a global leader in Arts and Humanities in a prestigious international league table.