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International Centre for Research into Spanish & Latin American Art Announced

Durham University is helping to establish a corner of North East England as an international centre for research into Spanish and Latin American art and culture.
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Celebrating Influential Art and Cinema

Research into influential Spanish film director and artist Bigas Luna, who launched the careers of Hollywood stars such as Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz, is behind an international celebration of his life's work.
Professor Santiago Fouz Hernández

Professor Daniel Newman presents 'Dante and the Muslim world' at the Newcastle Lit & Phil

Professor Daniel Newman presents 'Dante and the Muslim world' at the Newcastle Lit & Phil on 16th December 2021
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Professor Ita Mac Carthy appears on BBC Radio 4's 'Moving Pictures'

Professor Ita Mac Carthy recently appeared on BBC Radio 4's 'Moving Pictures' to discuss Francesco del Casso's fresco 'April'.
Francesco del Cossa's fresco 'April'

French Creative Writing Contest

Open to UK undergraduates.
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Call for Papers - Dynamics of Language in Society

Translation: above and beyond wor(l)ds
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Professor Luke Sunderland appearing on "In Our Time"

Professor Luke Sunderland will be appearing on In Our Time on Thursday, discussing the Song of Roland
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Omani Travel Literature and Medieval Food Podcast

Professor Daniel Newman speaks with the Anglo-Omani Society about his research on Arabic geographical and travel literature.
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Prof Santiago Fouz Hernández talks about his research on Bigas Luna on Spanish national television

Professor Santiago Fouz (School of Modern Languages and Cultures) was a guest in the Spanish television programme “Historia de nuestro cine” (‘History of our cinema’), broadcast last Friday, May 21st. The weekly programme, presented by Elena Sánchez, has been running on Spanish national public television channel TVE2 since 2015.
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Professor Rosi Song presents her book, A Taste of Barcelona, in Barcelona's iconic La Boqueria

The book A Taste of Barcelona: A History of Catalan Cooking and Eating (Rowman and Littlefield 2019) was presented at the iconic Barcelona fresh food market La Boqueria on June 29, 2021.
Rosi Song presenting her book in Barcelona

Richard Scholar - Covid, creativity and caprice: Finding a new way in the new normal

Professor Richard Scholar, recently appointed Chair in French in MLAC, explains how he has found a creative solution to Covid constraints and has invented, with the help of filmmaker Alan Fentiman, a new way of reaching wider audiences for work in the arts and humanities.
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