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Events archive 2017-18

Steve Giles talks about 'Translating Brecht'

Date
02 April 2014
Description
'brecht into english - reception, re/editing/ re/translating', on 2 April 2014

Russell Group postgraduate study roadshow

Date
04 November 2014
Description
Find A University are running a 2 week roadshow of events in November and December, in collaboration with Russell Group universities, to promote postgraduate study. Nottingham is a host venue for one of these events.

1st Annual CLAS Postgraduate Symposium

Date
27 - 28 April 2015
Description
Confirmed Keynote speaker : Professor Pat Thomson

Pop-up language sessions 21 November

Date
21 November 2015
Description
Short free language sessions led by language tutors

Positivism, Pluralism and the Justification of Human Rights

Date
30 November 2015
Description
Please join us for a lecture by Baroness Professor Onora O'Neill of Bengarve, hosted jointly by the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice, the Centre for Research in Race and Rights, and the university's research priority area in Rights and Justice.

Spotlight on…Interpreting & Translation

Date
24 February 2016
Location:
Clive Granger A39
Description
The translation and interpreting professions offer a variety of employment opportunities to linguists and are particularly in demand in the current political climate. Come and hear from our panel of speakers which include a Language Officer at the European Commission, a Freelance Interpreter, the Managing Director of a Language agency and a UoN French and Hispanic grad who is currently on the European Commission trainee scheme.

Rising from the Ashes - FREE film screening

Date
04 April 2016
Location:
Broad Street, Broadway Cinema, NG1 3AL, Nottingham.

Trump, Sanders, and the US Primaries: a Dialogue on American Populism

Date
25 May 2016
Location:
A40 Sir Clive Granger Building
Description
Please join the Centre for the Study of Political Ideologies and the Department of American and Canadian Studies for a dialogue on Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and the rise of American populism.

Translating Poetry from Chinese into English

Date
09 February 2017
Location:
Trent B4
Description
Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies: Work in Progress seminarSpeaker: Lianda Liang

The Language of a Faithful Translator

Date
16 February 2017
Location:
Trent Building B4
Description
On Canonising the Union Version of the Bible and Translating the Contemporary Bestseller The Shack

Translating Marital Sexual Violence in The Kitchen God's Wife

Date
23 February 2017
Description
Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies: Work in Progress seminar

Translating Sovietness: Challenging Theory

Date
16 March 2017
Location:
Trent Building B4
Description
Speaker: Kate Martin

Translators in Dialogue

Date
23 March 2017
Description
Speakers: Olivia Hellewell and Sam La Vedrine

Relevance Theory and the Translation of FEAR Linguistic Metaphors: A Hybrid Model

Date
30 March 2017
Location:
Trent B4
Description
Speaker: Wedyan Hammas

The (In)visibility of Translators in the United Kingdom and France

Date
06 April 2017
Location:
Trent B4
Description
?Speaker: Martyn Gray

Encounters: Writers and Translators in Conversation

Date
02 June 2017
Location:
The Hemsley (Room B2)
Description
Cristina Fernández Cubas is one of the most accomplished contemporary writers of the fantastic in Spain and winner of the Premio Nacional de Narrativa in 2016. Join us to discuss her work and the recent English translation of La habitación de Nona.

Anton Chekhov, Ivanov

Date
19 - 24 June 2017
Location:
The Lace Market Theatre
Description
Come along to this performance of Ivanov, translated and directed by our Emeritas Professor Cynthia Marsh, at The Lace Market Theatre, Nottingham.

Zarzuela: Music Theatre for Today

Date
24 - 25 June 2017
Location:
Djanogly Recital Hall
Description
Re-purposing period zarzuela on topics of political relevance for a contemporary, international audience.

University Open Days 2017: American and Canadian Studies

Date
30 June - 01 July 2017
Location:
University of Nottingham
Description
Visit us and find out more about studying American and Canadian studies at the University of Nottingham.

European experiences of 'good' language, 'bad language': Workshop

Date
06 - 07 July 2017
Location:
A11 Highfields House
Description
This workshop aims to bring together people who are interested in both standard language ideology and multilingualism and the relationship between them, whether from a synchronic or diachronic viewpoint. Attendance is by registration only.

The Archaeology of the Spanish Civil War: Searching for Federico García Lorca and Shaping the Memory Debate in Spain

Date
14 - 16 September 2017
Location:
C7 Trent Building
Description
This conference brings together academics who work in the areas of political violence and historical memory, archaeologists who work on Civil War sites, including the team that carried out the recent search for the mass grave containing the body of Federico García Lorca and three further victims, Spanish journalists who report on matters relating to historical memory, and representatives of three of Spain's national political parties.

"Good" and "bad" Greek in a heritage language setting: transplanted diglossia in London's Greek Cypriot parikia

Date
01 November 2017
Location:
Trent Building C4
Description
?Speaker: Petros Karatsareas from Westminister University

Encounters: Writers and Translators in Conversation

Date
20 November 2017
Location:
A01 Highfield House
Description
Ursula Krechel (German author of Landgericht, 2012) and Mandy Wight (translator into English) to read from their work, talk about theory and practice of translation and answer questions from the audience.

Encounters: Writers and Translators in Conversation

Date
23 November 2017
Location:
A09 Highfield House
Description
Ursula Krechel (German author of Landgericht, 2012) and Mandy Wight (translator into English) to read from their work, talk about theory and practice of translation and answer questions from the audience.

Race, Gender and Representation in Colonial Modernity

Date
08 March 2018
Location:
A19 Trent Building
Description
?Speaker: Prof Andrea Germer (Heinrich-Heine University, Germany)

Language Practices and Ideologies in the Ukrainian Complementary School

Date
09 March 2018
Location:
B4 Trent Building
Description
Speaker: Katie Harrison

Growing Stones: Memory cultures in the Northern Adriatic Borderland

Date
19 March 2018
Location:
A21 Trent Building
Description
The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and the Department of History invite you to a lecture by Dr Borut Klabjan (EUI Florence, Koper, Ljubljana)

Mental Health in Higher Education

Date
26 March 2018
Location:
Portland Building, Room C27
Description
Mental Health in Higher Education is run by the charity 'Mental Health First Aid'. This one day course qualifies you as a Higher Education MHFA Champion.This intensive mental health awareness and skills course has been created in consultation with leading student mental health charity Student Minds, piloted in 16 universities and evaluated by the University of Chester. Everyone who completes the day gets an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever they need it, and a badge and certificate to say they are an MHFA Champion.

Labyrinths, vestibules, and ocular processes: from retinal vision to haptic perception

Date
27 March 2018
Location:
A11 Highfield House
Description
?Speaker: Dr Mark Paterson

From the prehuman to the post human – remembering the thought of Chris Johnson

Date
18 April 2018
Location:
Highfield House, Room A11
Description
Colleagues of the late Professor Christopher Johnson host this event to remember his work.

Nottingham and Malaysia Day

Date
25 April 2018
Location:
Djanogly Terrace Portland Building
Description
We mark our first ever Nottingham and Malaysia Day celebrating our connections between Nottingham and Malaysia. Throughout the day we will showcase a range of activities taking place at our Malaysia campus and collaborations between the UK and Malaysia, as well as the opportunity to meet with staff who have worked in Malaysia and find out how working overseas has shaped their career. Students will have the opportunity to find out more about studying in Malaysia. Between 12 and 3, Malaysian food will be available for purchase on the Djanogly Terrace (Portland Building).

Modern Languages and Cultures Research Seminar

Date
25 April 2018
Location:
Trent Building B38a
Description
The last Modern Languages and Culture research seminar of this year will be Ana Kolaric (University of Belgrade)

Writing for their lives': gender and emancipation in the women's/feminist periodicals

Date
25 April 2018
Location:
B38a Trent Building
Description
Modern Languages and Cultures research seminar with Ana Kolaric (University of Belgrade)

POSTPONED: Centre for the Study of Post-Conflict Societies Seminar

Date
25 April 2018
Location:
Highfield House A11
Description
The Centre for the Study of Post-Conflict Societies will be hosting a seminar by Amanda Cahill-Ripley, from the University of Lancaster titled 'Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Sustaining Peace: Challenging the Neoliberal Peacebuilding Agenda

Russian Proper Names: Windows to Russian Culture

Date
30 April 2018
Location:
Trent Building LG6
Description
Speaker: Dr Vladislav Alpatov Moscow City Pedagogical University

Zoya's Apartment by Mikhail Bulgakov

Date
06 May 2018
Location:
Portland Building, Studio Live
Description
The Russian Theatre Group, comprised of undergraduate students studying Russian and some native speakers of Russian from across the university, will be hosting this year's production - Zoya's Apartment by Mikhail Bulgakov.

When the German state controlled the minds of its children

Date
10 May 2018
Location:
Trent Building CLAS Student Space Meeting Room 2
Description
?Use this opportunity to take a look at original German school books from the Third Reich! Learn about the portrayal of history for German pupils during the Third Reich and the importance of objectivity. It won't be a problem if you're not fluent in German, as there will be explanatory texts next to the original textbooks. There are also English textbooks. There are also English text books for learners of German, that where published around the same time and deal with the topic of the Third Reich.

The Uses Of Fairy Tales: Enchanting Ideologies And Radical Transformations

Date
10 May 2018
Location:
Djanolgy Theatre
Description
?Dr Rachel Palfreyman, Associate Professor in German Studies, discusses how fairy tales have been interpreted, ranging from their exploitation for political purposes to Bettelheim's orthodox and much-criticised Freudian approach - and how readers brush ideology aside to return to the stories again and again.

Leap into the void: the lure of emptiness of French theory, art and music

Date
10 May 2018
Location:
A30 Lecture Theatre, Lakeside Arts
Description
Inaugural Lecture

Annual R.B. Tate Lecture

Date
23 May 2018
Location:
A30 Lakeside Arts
Description
Contemplation and the love of friends: the Christian neoplatonism of Francoisco de Aldana, Professor Terence O'Reilly (Professsor Emeritus, University College, Cork)

Post-Conflict Transitions: Latin American Democracies there and then here and now

Date
29 - 30 May 2018
Location:
Machicado Suite Willoughby Hall
Description
This conference, organised by the Centre for the Study of Post-Conflict Societies, aims to prompt consideration and re-evaluation of those transitions, successful or otherwise, that have formed and often deformed Latin America as a notional entity.

Conference of the Journal of Languages, Texts and Society

Date
14 - 15 June 2018
Location:
Uniersity Park Campus
Description
This conference, aimed at Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers and organised by the University of Nottingham's Journal of Language, Texts and Society, seeks papers and posters on a wide range of topics related to the journal's core themes. There will also be the opportunity to publish conference papers as articles in a special edition of the journal.

Film Screening - Stanley Kubrick's 2001 Space Odyssey

Date
20 June 2018
Location:
Hallward Library Screening Room
Description
?Introduction by Dr John Marks Associate Professor in French and Francophone Studies Faculty of Arts

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies Postgraduate Forum

Date
22 - 23 June 2018
Location:
University Park Nottingham
Description
For the 13th year running, the University of Nottingham will be hosting the Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies Postgraduate Community Forum.

Professional Competencies in Language Learning and Teaching

Date
12 - 13 July 2018
Location:
Jubilee Conference Centre
Description
Keynote speakers are Bernadette Holmes MBE, Director of Speak to the Future, the National Campaign for Languages, and Dr John Morley, Chair of the Association of University Language Centres and UNILANG Steering Committee. ?

Playful Encounters - Dr Melissa Shani Brown

Date
29 - 30 September 2018
Location:
Ningbo Campus
Description
Our Keynote speakers represent innovative and leading voices from the disciplines of Education, Media and Fan studies, Humour studies and Philosophy, and Games design.
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