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New publication from Dr Laura Chuhan Campbell

The Bristol Merlin: Revealing the Secrets of a Medieval Fragment by Dr Laura Chuhan Campbell
The Bristol Merlin

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.
Four people sitting together talking on a TV set

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.
Professor Scholar standing on stage

Jessica Rushton wins the Durham 3-Minute Thesis Competition

The 3-Minute Thesis Competition allowed Jessica, a PhD student in French, to present her thesis project in front of a non-specialist audience through a creative approach that stood out from typical academic conference papers.
Hand drawn picture of woman with red background

Rosi Song and Daniel Newman in conversation at the Sant Jordi festival in New York

As part of the Sant Jordi in New York festival, curator Professor Rosi Song was in conversation with Professor Daniel Newman about his new book, The Sultan’s Feast, on 21 April 2021.
Sant Jordi in NYC Logo

New publication from Professor Nicholas Saul

Interrogations of Evolutionism in German Literature 1859-2011 from Professor Nicholas Saul (School of Modern Languages and Cultures)

Reopening of the Honorary Vice-Consulate in Newcastle with Professor Santiago Fouz Hernández appointed as the new Honorary Vice-Consul

With this reopening, the Consulate General in Edinburgh, as a part of the Spanish Embassy in the United Kingdom, fulfils two important objectives. Firstly, it is once again present in a vibrant city with a large Spanish community and many links with Spain. Secondly, it reinforces its network of honorary consulates, which also includes Glasgow, Aberdeen and Belfast.
A photo of Professor Santi Fouz Hernandez

Alexander Pushkin: A Life

Join Patrick Geoghegan and panel of distinguished poets, writers, translators and literary scholars - including our very own Dr Viktoria Ivleva - as they explore the life and intellectual legacy of Russian Poet, Novelist and Playwright Alexander Pushkin.
An image of the romantic poet, playwright and novelist Alexander Pushkin

Adam Talib now on the Editorial team of Middle Eastern Literatures

Adam Talib now on the Editorial team of Middle Eastern Literatures
Jordan Desert - 2018 photography submission from Talia Berriman

How French words became part of the English language

We may not realise it, but many of us speak more French than we think. French words have gradually become part of the English language over the centuries and their origins go as far back as the Norman conquest of England in 1066.
A black and white illustration of a ship by John Barnett

Delicious Old-age Arab Cuisine Comes to Light Via Cookbook

For the past five years, Daniel Newman, the chair for Arabic studies at Durham University, has been delving deep into this region’s medieval culinary tastes and traditions.
A spice market with a shop keeper