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A one thousand year old Anglo-Saxon remedy for eye infections which originates from a manuscript in the British Library has been found to kill the modern-day superbug MRSA in an unusual research collaboration at The University of Nottingham.

Midlands 3 Cities Consortium: illustration by JustinWadge
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Summer School in Corpus Linguistics: Tools and Applications

Date
Tuesday 7th - Thursday 9th July
Location:
Trent Building
Description
This Summer School will cover the latest developments in corpus tools and corpus applications through an intensive programme of interactive sessions to be run by leading figures in the field. It will provide participants with in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge methods and techniques for undertaking advanced research. This event is open to undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral students who want to improve their skills to apply corpus methods and use corpus tools in their own research. The programme aims at providing detailed introductions to the latest developments in software and techniques in the field, with practical hands-on sessions on how to employ these in your own research. Given the specialised nature of the programme, a basic understanding of corpus linguistics is recommended.

Get Up Stand Up Exhibition Dialogues Series: Racial Equality and Antiracism

Date
Thursday 9th July
Location:
New Art Exchange, Performance Space
Description
Jagdish Patel, Janna Graham and Lauri Johnson discuss how to rethink identity and belonging.

Corpus Linguistics beyond Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Applications

Date
Friday 10th July
Location:
University Park Campus
Description
Call for papers: Plenary Speaker: Professor Paul Baker (Lancaster University)

Symposium 'Corpus Linguistics beyond Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Applications'

Date
Friday 10th July
Location:
Trent Building
Description
This one-day symposium accords with this burgeoning enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research and aims to showcase innovative applications of corpus linguistics beyond its traditional boundaries. Papers are invited for this symposium. We are particularly looking for contributions that (i) embrace interdisciplinarity and (ii) illustrate such interactions through specific analysis.

Viking Book Launch

Date
Friday 10th July
Location:
Blackwell's Bookshop, University Park Campus
Description
Come and inspect recent publications in Viking Studies and meet their authors.
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A major international conference hosted by the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age which aims to capture the diversity of and change in the Viking Age and its aftermath.
 

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Blogs: latest posts from around the faculty

  • On this day in AD69 Vespasian was acclaimed emperor by his troops in Judaea
    This sestertius beautifully illustrates Vespasian's distinctive portraiture.
  • Remembering the Chilwell Munitions Explosion
    Some of you may recall our blogpost on the Chilwell munitions factory explosion. The disaster, which occurred 97 years ago this week, destroyed much of the No. 6 Filling Factory, which had been used for adding the volatile chemicals to shells prior to shipment to the frontline. 134 people were killed and a further 250 injured and the blast could be felt as far away as West Bridgford. If you’re interested in finding out more about the disaster, and hearing some of the recorded testimonies of people who remember it, you may be interested in a series of events organised by Excavate Community Theatre. This weekend (4th and 5th July), an exhibition will be held in Beeston Town Square, with photographs and audio interviews from relatives of those who worked at the factory. A new play about the disaster will also be performed at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on the Saturday and 12pm and 2pm on the Sunday. On Sunday, from 10am to 2pm, Chetwynd Barracks, which lies on the site of the factory, will be open to allow people to visit the memorial on the site and to see a small exhibition.Pedestrian entry will be from Chetwynd Road; vehicular entry from Swiney Way where photographic ID will be needed. A series of related events will also be held at the White Lion pub in Beeston. On Saturday night, an evening of First World War storytelling will begin at 7.30pm (tickets £6 on the door, or £5 advance from the pub). On Sunday, the pub will hold a screening of the BBC film The Killing Factories,  with an introduction from the director Tony Roe. This will start at 7pm and will be free of charge. The project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Broxtowe Borough Council. For more information, please visit excavate.org.uk
  • The Extreme Centre: A Warning (Review)
    Ivan Markovic, a current MA in Critical Theory and Politics student and formerly research assistant in the Centre for Critical Theory, reviews Tariq Ali’s latest book … Roused by the recent election campaign and its incredibly tedious aftermath – characterized by a number of (pseudo)pundits discussing the repercussions of the results without actually offering real ...

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