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Past Events from 2013 - 2014

Dr Stephen Forcer Decoding Dada - Women Dada Poets

Date
18 October 2013
Description
18 October 2013 Decoding Dada: Women Dada Poets, Buddhist Dada, and Other Apparent Anomalies

Prof Chris Johnson The idea of the interface on 6 November 2013

Date
06 November 2013
Description
'The idea of the interface: from Norman Mailer to Norbert Wiener' on Wednesday 6 November at 5.00pm, Chris Johnson (French), Highfields House room A09

Identical identity

Date
20 November 2013
Description
John Marks will be giving the first talk in a new University wide series on the theme of 'Identity'. The talk is entitled 'Identical Identity : Clone Stories' and will look at cultural perceptions of clones and cloning.

A French Intifada? Ethnic Relations in Contemporary France by Alec Hargreaves

Date
21 November 2013
Description
Research Seminar by Professor Alec G Hargreaves, Florida State University, Special Professor to the Department of French and Francophone Studies

Chris Johnson: 'Translating Leroi-Gourhan'

Date
04 December 2013
Description
Chris Johnson: 'Translating Leroi-Gourhan' on Wednesday 4 December at University of Nottingham, University Park

Jonathan Hale The Cognitive Life of Things on 11 December 2013

Date
11 December 2013
Description
'The Cognitive Life of (Buildings and) Things' Jonathan Hale (Built Environment) on Wednesday 11 December at 5.00pm, Highfields House room A09

Dr Liv Walsh Linguistic Purism in France and Quebec

Date
24 January 2014
Description
24 January 2014 Linguistic Purism in France and Quebec

Cyborg, Robots with Brains

Date
19 February 2014
Description
In this lecture Kevin Warwick will look at the latest results with implant technology (linking human brains with computers), culturing biological neurons and putting them in a robot body (robots with biological brains) and practical Turing Test results (can you tell the difference between a human and a machine from interactive communication?).

Prof. Stephen Bamforth Research Impact

Date
21 February 2014
Description
Prof Stephen Bamforth 'Research Impact: I've got it, you want it, so listen to this'

Dr Katie Jones Representing Repulsion

Date
21 March 2014
Description
Dr Katie Jones 'Representing Repulsion: Revolting Women in Contemporary Fiction'

What is on the SLAB

Date
26 March 2014
Description
Building a Simple Living Artificial Brain - Dr Noah Russell (Neurophotonics Laboratory - Engineering)

Dr Nicole Fayard Translating Shakespeare

Date
15 May 2014
Description
Dr Nicole Fayard (Leicester University) 'Translating Shakespeare' All welcome!

Translating the Dictionary of Untranslatables

Date
21 May 2014
Description
To celebrate the launch of the 'Dictionary of Untranslatables' (Princeton University Press, 2014), the English-language edition of the seminal Vocabulaire européen des philosophies (Seuil, 2004), we are holding a half-day conference featuring Professor Barbara Cassin (CNRS, editor of the original French volume), two of the editors of the English version, Professor Emily Apter (NYU) and Professor Michael Wood (Princeton), as well as one of the members of the translating team, Professor Michael Syrotinski (University of Glasgow). Find out more!

Identical identity - clone stories in June

Date
18 June 2014
Description
Dr John Marks (French) Wednesday 18 June at 5.00pm Highfield House Room A09
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