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Digital knowledge: what teachers should know in the digital age

Date: 21 July 2014

Lancaster graduate Dr Alberto Ramirez-Martinell (Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico) gave a presentation for Lancaster University's Organisation and Educ ... Read more»

 

The Role of HEFCE in Teaching and Learning Enhancement: A review of evaluative evidence

Date: 17 July 2014

This report is published today on the Higher Education Academy website. It examines evidence on the strengths and weaknesses of HEFC ... Read more»

 

Viva Congratulations

Date: 10 July 2014

Very many congratulations to Dr Rob Graham on the award of PhD. Rob is a member of Cohort 3 of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technolog ... Read more»

 

Worlds of Literacy 2.0 26 September 2014 tickets now on sale

Date: 8 July 2014

Worlds of Literacy 2.0: Literacy Studies - looking into the future and celebrating the past, with David Barton and Mary Hamilton, will take place on 2 ... Read more»

 

It is not students who need a reality check

Date: 7 July 2014

Paul Ashwin has written a blog for the Telegraph responding to those who argue that students who complain about the quality of their teaching need a r ... Read more»

 

Viva Congratulations

Date: 2 July 2014

Very many congratulations to Dr Alex Bell on the award of PhD. Alex is a member of Cohort 1 of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technolo ... Read more»

 

Viva Congratulations

Date: 19 June 2014

Many congratulations to Dr Beth Garrett on a successful viva. Beth has been supervised by Professor Colin Rogers. The title of her thesis is - ... Read more»

 

PhD Success - Alenezi, F

Date: 19 June 2014

Many congratulations to Dr Farhan Alenezi on a successful viva. Farhan is a traditional route research student and has been supervised by Professor ... Read more»

 

"Digital Literacies" book published

Date: 20 May 2014

Dr Julia Gillen's book, Digital Literacies (Routledge) was published in April 2014. With our increasing use of digital and online media, the way we in ... Read more»

 

Jo Warin's visit to the University of Guelph-Humber

Date: 15 May 2014

Jo Warin visited the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto, Canada, to deliver a series of lectures to more than 100 undergraduate students participa ... Read more»

 

The dynamics of knowledge creation

Date: 15 May 2014

Mary Hamilton (Educational Research) together with David Barton and Karin Tusting (Linguistics) have been funded by the ESRC for a two-year project on ... Read more»

 

Webinar for Brunei educators

Date: 26 March 2014

Professor Don Passey recently gave a webinar for educators in Brunei on the topic of '21st Century Teaching and Learning' to support educational devel ... Read more»

 

Wider public understanding of e-learning

Date: 27 March 2014

To increase wider public understanding of e-learning, BeLF, the Birmingham e-Learning Foundation, which supports social inclusion through provision of ... Read more»

 

Define Quality in terms of Students' Engagement with Knowledge

Date: 31 March 2014

Paul Ashwin discusses the findings from the ESRC-funded 'Pedagogic Quality and Inequality in University First Degrees' in a podcast for the Higher Edu ... Read more»

 

Viva Success - Spurgeon-Dickson

Date: 24 March 2014

Many congratulations to Dr Alison Spurgeon-Dickson on her PhD success. Alison is a member of Cohort 15 on the Doctoral Programme in Educational Rese ... Read more»

 

PhD Success - Burkinshaw

Date: 24 March 2014

Many congratulations to Dr Paula Burkinshaw on the award of PhD.Paula has been supervised by Professor Carolyn Jackson and is a traditional route re ... Read more»

 

PhD Success - Alenezi, A

Date: 24 March 2014

Many congratulations to Dr Abdulla Alenezi on the award of PhD. Abdulla has been supervised by Professor Don Passey and is a traditional route resea ... Read more»

 

PhD Success - Hennessy

Date: 24 March 2014

Many congratulations to Dr Natalie Hennessy on a successful PhD viva. Natalie is a traditional route/independent mode research student in Educationa ... Read more»

 

PhD Success - Scoffield

Date: 24 March 2014

Many congratulations to Dr Sue Scoffield on a successful PhD viva. Sue is a member of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and has been su ... Read more»

 

PhD Success - Alkhaldi

Date: 24 March 2014

Many congratulations to Dr Adel Alkhaldi on the award of PhD. Adel has been supervised by Dr Ann-Marie Houghton and is a traditional route research ... Read more»

 

PhD Success - Hibbin

Date: 24 March 2014

Many congratulations to Dr Becs (Rebecca) Hibbin on the award of PhD. Becs is an independent mode research student and has been supervised by Dr Jo ... Read more»

 

PhD Success - Owen

Date: 24 March 2014

Many congratulations to Dr Pat Owen on her PhD Success. Pat is a member of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and has been supervised ... Read more»

 

PhD Success - Liu

Date: 24 March 2014

Many congratulations on the award of PhD to Dr Jie Liu, a member of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research. Jie has been supervised by D ... Read more»

 

PhD Success - Carey

Date: 24 March 2014

Many congratulations to Dr Phil Carey on the award of PhD. Phil is a member of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and has been super ... Read more»

 

Project Findings Inform Campaign Against Consumerism in Higher Education

Date: 11 March 2014

The findings from the ESRC-funded 'Pedagogic Quality and Inequality in University First Degrees' have been used as the basis for the University and Co ... Read more»

 

Invited International Programme Chair

Date: 8 March 2014

The World Conference on Computers in Education (WCCE) is organised by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) every 4 years. Th ... Read more»

 

Vicky Duckworth's new book "captivates" Times Higher Education

Date: 5 March 2014

Vicky Duckworth's book, "Learning trajectories, violence and empowerment amongst adult basic skills learners" has been very positively reviewed in the ... Read more»

 

Education ministers receive new report

Date: 1 March 2014

Over 500 delegates from 109 countries attended the recent Education World Forum in London. This number included 95 ministers of education from around ... Read more»

 

Lancaster amongst top 100 global institutions for Education

Date: 28 February 2014

The excellent reputation for research and teaching of the Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University, has been recognised through its li ... Read more»

 

Outstanding Service Award

Date: 22 February 2014

At a recent meeting of IFIP, the international federation of computing societies, Professor Don Passey was awarded a prestigious Outstanding Service A ... Read more»

 

Carolyn Jackson and Steve Dempster - Laddism and Higher Education symposium

Date: 13 February 2014

Professor Carolyn Jackson and Dr Steve Dempster's contributions to a symposium on Laddism in Higher Education were reported in Times Higher Education ... Read more»

 

 

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Funding Successes for Forthcoming Projects

Date: 24 June 2014

Congratulations to colleagues who have secured funding from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for forthcoming research projects and events.Dr Li ... Read more»

 

Associate Lecturer Wins 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Date: 17 June 2014

Congratulations to Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, who has won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for 2014. Jennifer, who was awarded her PhD in Creati ... Read more»

 

A Midummer Night's Dream at Lancaster Castle

Date: 6 June 2014

The Department of English and Creative Writing are very pleased to present three open-air performances of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at L ... Read more»

 

Love's Victory for Alison Findlay

Date: 6 June 2014

Professor Alison Findlay and actors from Shakespeare's Globe will be reviving the earliest surviving comedy drama by a female writer at Penshurs ... Read more»

 

Undergraduate students picked for prestigious writing mentorship scheme

Date: 4 June 2014

We are pleased to announce that four Lancaster creative writing students have been selected for prestigious Writing Squad mentoring and young wr ... Read more»

 

Jennifer Makumbi: wins major international short story prize

Date: 23 May 2014

Jennifer Makumbi, postdoc and Associate Lecturer, has won the Commonwealth 2014 Short Story Prize. Read the full story by following the link below. ... Read more»

 

New Royal Literary Fund Fellow - Joining us in October 2014

Date: 13 May 2014

As we get ready to say goodbye to our current Royal Literary Find Fellow, Philip Cavneny, we look forward to welcoming our Fellow for the 2014-15 acad ... Read more»

 

Jane Draycott Wins Major International Poetry Prize

Date: 13 May 2014

Jane Draycott, one of our tutors on the Distance Learning MA in Creative Writing, has won the international Hippocrates Prize with her poem The Return ... Read more»

 

Early Modern Roses Seminar

Date: 12 May 2014

We welcome back Dr Liz Oakley-Brown, and research students Helen Davies, Sharon Galbraith and Rachel White from the first annual Northern Renaissance ... Read more»

 

Goodbye, Polly Atkin

Date: 9 May 2014

Congratulations to Dr Polly Atkin, who has been appointed to a three-year lectureship in English Studies (with particular emphasis on Creative Writing ... Read more»

 

Drama by Creative Writing Alumna is Radio Times Pick of the Week

Date: 8 May 2014

'The Treehouse', a radio drama by Creative Writing alumna Zosia Wand, has been listed as the Radio Times Pick of the Week. Reviewer Jane Adnerson says ... Read more»

 

Knowledge Exchange Funding Successes

Date: 7 May 2014

Four Knowledge Exchange bids put in to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences by colleague in the Department have successfully attracted funding. The ... Read more»

 

Happy Birthday Shakespeare!

Date: 23 April 2014

Professor Alison Findlay was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's 'Today' programme about Shakespeare, his birthday and his legacy. Listen again by following ... Read more»

 

Creative Writing MA Alumna's new play to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4

Date: 23 April 2014

Zosia Wand gained an MA with distinction in Creative Writing from Lancaster University in 1999. She has had five radio plays broadcast on Radio ... Read more»

 

Paul Muldoon to join Department of English and Creative Writing

Date: 8 April 2014

The University of Lancaster is delighted to announce that, as from September of this year, Paul Muldoon, according to the New Criterion 'the most i ... Read more»

 

Beverley Nambozo: Representing Uganda in Poetry at the Commonwealth Games

Date: 8 April 2014

Beverley Nambozo, an alumna of our Creative Writing MA programme, has been asked by the BBC to contribute a poem representing Uganda for the 2014 Comm ... Read more»

 

Tandem by Alex Morgan

Date: 2 April 2014

A Lancaster University graduate has fulfilled the ambition of a lifetime after seeing her first novel in print. Alex Morgan, of Low Road C ... Read more»

 

The Barrow Rapture

Date: 2 April 2014

Jenn Ashworth and Brian Baker have been awarded a University Early Career Grant worth £3,600 for their 'Barrow Rapture' project.The Barrow Raptur ... Read more»

 

Longlists Announced for the Lancaster Writing Awards

Date: 1 April 2014

The names of the ten students longlisted in each section of the Lancaster Writing Awards have been released this afternoon, and can be viewed at http: ... Read more»

 

New Series of The Echo Chamber

Date: 21 March 2014

Professor Paul Farley presents a new series of The Echo Chamber on BBC Radio 4 every Sunday afternoon throughout April. Highlights of this third ... Read more»

 

Janet Lees, Magma and O'Bheal

Date: 19 March 2014

Creative Writing alumna Janet Lees has two poems in Issue 58 of Magma Poetry, on the theme of 'the music of words', one of which she wrote while on th ... Read more»

 

50 Years in 50 Words

Date: 19 March 2014

The Department of English and Creative Writing will be helping Lancaster University celebrate 50 years with the University' '50 Years in 50 Words' ... Read more»

 

Across the Pond with Beth Dahlstrom

Date: 18 March 2014

Beth Dahlstrom, one of our MA in English Literary Studies students, is blogging for 'Across the Pond'. Across the Pond is an organisation which helps ... Read more»

 

Lancaster in Toronto

Date: 17 March 2014

Dr Tony Sharpe and two PhD students, Harriet Newnes and Maria Christou are currently visiting the University of Toronto as part of our ongoing 'exchan ... Read more»

 

Hot Off The Press Competition Winners

Date: 14 March 2014

The story of a light-fingered larcenist hunted down by Segway-mounted pursuers caught competition judges' attention and earned a FASS student a plac ... Read more»

 

Kamilla Elliott: 'Inspiring Change' for International Women's Day

Date: 7 March 2014

Dr Kamilla Elliott's article 'Jane Austen and the Politics of Picture Identification', originally published in Nineteenth-Century Contexts; a Routledg ... Read more»

 

Terry Eagleton, Culture and the Death of God

Date: 11 February 2014

Catch Terry Eagleton, Distinguished Professor of English Literature here at Lancaster, discussing his new book Culture and the Death of God (Yal ... Read more»

 

Edgelands at the Bluecoat

Date: 7 February 2014

Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts, the authors of Edgelands, appeared at a reading at Liverpool's Bluecoat yesterday evening. This book, which t ... Read more»

 

Postcolonial Manchester Reviewed in Times Higher

Date: 7 February 2014

Postcolonial Manchester: Diaspora Space and the Devolution of Literary Culture, by Lynne Pearce, Corrine Fowler and Robert Crawshaw was reviewed by Cl ... Read more»

 

New Issue of Nineteenth-Century Contexts

Date: 3 February 2014

The latest edition of 19th Century Contexts, our interdisciplinary Routledge journal co-edited with University of Notre Dame, is now out - a spe ... Read more»

 

Jenn Ashworth and the MMU Novella Prize

Date: 27 January 2014

Jenn Ashworth will be leading the judging panel for the inaugural Manchester Metropolitan University Novella Award. This award, which is offered in as ... Read more»

 

Paul Farley - With Great Pleasure

Date: 27 January 2014

Paul Farley will appear on BBC Radio 4's 'With Great Pleasure' programme at 4pm today.In this edition of the programme, Paul will talk about what insp ... Read more»

 

 

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Olga Gomez-Cash will be speaking at the Reshaping Languages in Higher Education Conference

Date: 11 June 2014

Olga Gomez-Cash will be speaking at the Reshaping Languages in Higher Education Conference, 9 and 10 July 2014 in Southampton This ... Read more»

 

Dr Charlotte Baker presenting a paper at the Université Paris Ouest

Date: 15 May 2014

Dr Charlotte Baker will be presenting a research paper atthe International Colloquium 'Williams Sassine n'est pas n'importe qui' at Université Paris ... Read more»

 

Birgit Smith quoted on language teaching in The Guardian

Date: 14 May 2014

Birgit Smith, Head of Department andDirector of Language Studies in the Department of European Languages & Cultures, was quoted in a feature in Th ... Read more»

 

Interview with Olga Gomez-Cash on language A levels published

Date: 6 May 2014

Olga Gomez-Cash is interviewed in the Spring 2014 edition of OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA) A level board's Higher Education bulletin on the subject ... Read more»

 

Dr Charlotte Baker awarded a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship

Date: 05 May 2014

Dr Charlotte Baker has been awarded a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship of £7600 to fund a two day workshop on albinism in Douala, Cameroon in 2015. ... Read more»

 

Olga Gomez-Cash wins Staff Award

Date: 1 April 2014

The Department of European Languages & Cultures is delighted to announce that Olga Gomez-Cash has won a university Staff Award for her outstanding ... Read more»

 

Allyson Fiddler speaking at University of Leuven conference

Date: 31 March 2014

Allyson will give a paper entitled, 'Tu felix Austria: … protest! Or, Cultural Resistance and Everyday Protest in Contemporary Austria' at an intern ... Read more»

 

Cornelia Gräbner to coordinate panel at American Comparative Literature Association conference

Date: 14 March 2014

Cornelia Gräbner will be coordinating a panel at the Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association, New York Universit ... Read more»

 

Cornelia Gräbner to address 'Poetry in Public Spaces' research group at Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Date: 12 March 2014

On 6 May 2014, at 12 pm, Cornelia Gräbner (DELC)will speak to colleagues and postgraduate students at the university Louvain-la-Neuve in Belg ... Read more»

 

Olga Gomez-Cash speaking at Language World 2014

Date: 7 March 2014

Following on from her work with schools and on A level provision in languages, Olga Gomez-Cash will be giving a paper on 'Effective Transition in ... Read more»

 

Dr. Delphine Grass giving a paper at the American Comparative Literature conference in New York

Date: 3 March 2014

Dr Delphine Grass will be presenting a research paper at the international American Comparative Literature Conference hosted by New York University o ... Read more»

 

Languages at Lancaster in global top 15%

Date: 26 February 2014

Lancaster University has confirmed its place among the world's elite institutions with 17 subjects featured in this year's QS World University Ranking ... Read more»

 

Professor Jaroslav Krejci, 1916-2014

Date: 21 February 2014

We regret to announce the death of Professor Jaroslav Krejci on Sunday 16 February 2014 at the age of 98. Professor Krejci taught in the Departmen ... Read more»

 

Researching 1980s TV in chilly Berlin

Date: 30 January 2014

Rebecca Braun has been busy staying warm in the archives of the Academy of Arts in Berlin with outside afternoon temperatures of minus ten. She is c ... Read more»

 

 

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Hot off the Press…the winners!

Date: 14 March 2014

Hot off the Press…the winners! The story of a light-fingered larcenis ... Read more»

 

Placements for FASS students in 2014

Date: 9 January 2014

The FASS Enterprise Centre are excited to launch a limited number of student work experience placements for FASS students. Specifically generated with ... Read more»

 

 

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Keynote paper

Date: 9 July 2014

On Wednesday 9 July, Sarah Barber, from the History Department will deliver the keynote address to the 2014 Conference of the Medieval and early-moder ... Read more»

 

Appointment to AHRC Peer Review College

Date: 13 June 2014

James Taylor has been appointed to the AHRC Peer Review College, Academic Group. The appointment runs until the end of 2017. As a member of the Colle ... Read more»

 

Patrick Hagopian awarded Fellowship at Smithsonian

Date: 10 June 2014

The History Department is delighted to announce that Dr. Patrick Hagopian has been appointed the Patricia and Phillip Frost Senior Fellow for 20 ... Read more»

 

Interview on North West Tonight about World War One

Date: 27 May 2014

Ian Gregory and Corinna Peniston-Bird were interviewed on North-West Tonight about their work on the impact of the First World War on Lancaster, work ... Read more»

 

Creating Capitalism republished in paperback

Date: 15 May 2014

Dr James Taylor's first book, Creating Capitalism: Joint-Stock Enterprise in British Politics and Culture, 1800-1870, is republished in paperback on 1 ... Read more»

 

'Clowning Around' Professor Jeffrey Richards

Date: 7 March 2014

Professor Jeffrey Richards (History) is featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra, in a programme entitled 'Clowing Around', which looks at the tradition of slap ... Read more»

 

Stephen Karensky speaks to History Undergraduates

Date: 5 March 2014

'Stephen Kerensky, grandson of the Russian Prime Minister in 1917 Alexander Kerensky, is talking today Lancaster History students about his grandfat ... Read more»

 

Beyond Holy Russia - Book Publication

Date: 27 February 2014

**FREE TO READ ONLINE** Professor Michael Hughes' latest book about Stephen Graham This biography examines the long life of the traveller and aut ... Read more»

 

Histfest 2014: call for papers

Date: 30 January 2014

Histfest, now in its nineteenth year, provides an ideal forum for presenting postgraduate research at any stage of progress to a supportive and constr ... Read more»

 

 

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Lancaster Fine Art Graduate Shorlisted in International Print Biennale

Date: 14 July 2014

The work of Lancaster Fine Art Graduate and visiting tutor, Emma Hunter, has been shortlisted for a prize in the International Print Biennale ... Read more»

 

LICA PhD Student awarded the Batsford Prize

Date: 28 March 2014

Congratulations to Hyeyoung Maeng, LICA first year PhD student, who has been awarded the Batsford Prize for her piece 'Big Bracelets'. This is an annu ... Read more»

 

 

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New Blog Post - Sophia Kopela

Date: 18 June 2014

Japan's predicament with whaling, Sophia KopelaThe Japanese Prime Minister caused some concern on Monday last week when he told Parliament that he a ... Read more»

 

Centre for Crime, Law and Justice Launch Event Programme

Date: 11 June 2014

Programme Centre for Crime, Law and Justice Launch Event, 9am Monday 30 June - 1pm Tuesday 1 July 2014 Lancaster House Hotel MONDAY 30T ... Read more»

 

Conference Programme: 21st Century Borders

Date: 6 June 2014

Conference Programme: 21st Century Borders09.00 Registration and Tea and Coffee 09.30 Welcome by Dr. James Summers (Director of the Centre fo ... Read more»

 

New Blog Post - Agata Fijalkowski

Date: 4 June 2014

A Pioneer for Her Time: Musine KokalariI am on a mission to revive the story of a little known Albanian writer and political dissident.In 2012, when I ... Read more»

 

New blog post - David Campbell

Date: 28 May 2014

The Legality of Badger Gassing In responses to excellent comments made on an earlier blog about the pilot badger culls, I have given it as my opinion ... Read more»

 

New Blog Post - Mark Butler

Date: 19 May 2014

The Managerial Merry-go-round: from Moyes to Van Gaal and everyone in-between… The employment law implicationsAs the premier league season drew to an ... Read more»

 

New Blog Post - Gearoid O'Cuinn

Date: 12 May 2014

Denial in Bahrain? The Links Between Sickle Cell Disease, Detention and Tear Gas.Since the outbreak of pro-reform protests in Bahrain in early 2011 se ... Read more»

 

New Blog Post - Chris Grover

Date: 7 May 2014

Farewell to the safety net? Social (in)security and Local Welfare Assistance Local Welfare Assistance (LWA) was introduced in April 2013. It is a g ... Read more»

 

New blog post - David Campbell

Date: 30 April 2014

What Are the Lessons of the Badger Culls for Regulatory Theory? Prof David Campbell> Even those, like myself, who in principle support the culling of ... Read more»

 

New Blog Post - Sophia Kopela

Date: 23 April 2014

Saving the whales: the ICJ judgment in the Whaling in the Antarctic case On 31st March 2014, the International Court of Justice delivered its long-aw ... Read more»

 

New Blog Post - Suzanne Ost

Date: 16 April 2014

A right to die or a step too far? Assisted dying and being 'tired of life'This blogs considers the case of Anne, recently reported to have received an ... Read more»

 

New Blog Post - Angus MacCulloch

Date: 9 April 2014

What's Wrong with Right-Hand Drive?Political debate in the UK about EU migration always seems to focus on EU Citizens, particularly from Central and E ... Read more»

 

New Blog Post - James Sweeney

Date: 2 April 2014

Genocide and Cosmopolitanism in EuropeOver the last month I've done work in Turkey and London with the Kosovo judiciary, and spoken by invitation at a ... Read more»

 

New Blog Post - John Pearson

Date: 26 March 2014

Accepting the Things We Cannot Change: Part 2 Contamination ConcernsJohn PearsonThis blog, the second of two, will consider the potential for contam ... Read more»

 

Call for Papers: Conference on 21st Century Borders: Territorial Conflict and Dispute Resolution

Date: 21 March 2014

Call for Papers: Conference on 21st Century Borders: Territorial Conflict and Dispute Resolution, 13th June 2014, University of Lancaster 21st Ce ... Read more»

 

New Blog Post - Mark Butler

Date: 19 March 2014

Hi-ho, hi-ho it's off to Europe Woolies will go... The case of USDAW v Ethel Austin Ltd (in administration) and another, which is more commonly refe ... Read more»

 

New Blog Post - Samantha Al-Sharifi

Date: 12 March 2014

Social Media: A new opportunity or a new threat for retail loss prevention?A major challenge facing retail loss prevention (security guards etc.) toda ... Read more»

 

New Blog Post - James Summers

Date: 5 March 2014

The Crimea Crisis: A Case of Occupation, Annexation, Secession or Autonomy?Dr James Summersexamines the international legal position of Russia's occup ... Read more»

 

Dr James Summers interview with Sky News on the Crisis in Crimea

Date: 5 March 2014

Dr James Summers was interviewed on Sky News by Dermot Murnaghan on the crisis in the Crimea, on Wednesday 5 March. James's blog on the Cr ... Read more»

 

New Blog Post - Ben Mayfield

Date: 26 February 2014

Front Rooms or Farmland? How can the Government balance competing property rights in an environmental crisis? Dr Ben Mayfield examines the dilemm ... Read more»

 

New Blog Post - John Pearson

Date: 19 February 2014

Researching and writing on unconventional energy sources and, in particular, the 'tar sands' of Alberta, Canada presents facts (both questionable an ... Read more»

 

New Blog Post - Amanda Cahill-Ripley

Date: 12 February 2014

The2014 Winter Olympicscommenced in Sochi, Russia this week. However the event is not without controversy. Many people will have seen the BBC Panorama ... Read more»

 

New Blog Post - Sarah Beresford

Date: 5 February 2014

Sarah Beresford's blog post 'Queer Theory and the Age of Consent' is now available via the LancsLaw blog. ... Read more»

 

 

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LAEL 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Date: 15 July 2014

July marked the 40th anniversary of the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University. Former colleagues and alumni of the ... Read more»

 

2014 Anna Siewierska Prizewinner announced

Date: 14 July 2014

Congratulations to Emily Rack who has been awarded the 2014 Anna Siewierska Memorial Prize for the graduating BA student with the highest overall aver ... Read more»

 

Worlds of Literacy 2.0 26 September 2014 tickets now on sale

Date: 8 July 2014

Worlds of Literacy 2.0: Literacy Studies - looking into the future and celebrating the past, with David Barton and Mary Hamilton, will take place on 2 ... Read more»

 

Alison Mackey and Marije Michel present at MATSDA conference

Date: 28 June 2014

Liverpool University hosts this year's MATSDA conference on Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and Materials Development that aims to bridge the gap be ... Read more»

 

LAEL PhD student Vittorio Tantucci wins conference prize for best student presentation

Date: 26 June 2014

Vittorio Tantucci was joint winner of the Sandra A.Thompson prize for the best student presentation at the 3rd International Symposium on Chinese Lang ... Read more»

 

Judit Kormos was quoted in the Education webpage of the Guardian

Date: 20 June 2014

Dr. Judit Kormos was quoted in the Education webpage of the Guardian in a recent article on teaching languages to students with disabilities. The arti ... Read more»

 

Gerg Myers talks on Twitter in Medical Practice

Date: 19 June 2014

Greg Myers speaks on 'Social Media, Scientific Research, and Professional Practice' at a conference on 'The Language of Medicine: Science, Practice an ... Read more»

 

Marije Michel speaks in UCLan Distinguished Lecture Series

Date: 26 June 2014

Marije Michel will be one of three presenters and panel discussants at the UCLan Distinguished Lecture Series in association with NATESOL in Preston. ... Read more»

 

Elena Semino gives invited talk at Congress of European Association for Palliative Care

Date: 5 June 2014

On 5ht June 2014, Elena Semino gave an invited talk on 'Metaphors at the End of Life: Results from a Large Study' at the 8th World Congress of the Eur ... Read more»

 

Tineke Brunfaut and Luke Harding on language testing conference marathon

Date: 29 May - 6 June

Language testers Tineke Brunfaut and Luke Harding will be attending the annual conference of the European Association for Language Testing and A ... Read more»

 

Judit Kormos and the Dystefl team win British Council ELTon award

Date: 23 May 2014

Dr. Judit Kormos from the Department of Linguistics together with a European team of five partner countries have won the ELTons award of the British ... Read more»

 

Judit Kormos features in lecture series on the effects of dyslexia on foreign language learning

Date: 21 May 2014

Pearson Education has released a new video lecture series on dyslexia and foreign language learning on YouTube. Dr. Judit Kormos features in the fi ... Read more»

 

Luke Harding to present virtual seminar on pronunciation assessment

Date: 14 May 2014

Luke Harding will present a virtual seminar on pronunciation assessment on Wednesday 14 May (3:30pm BST). This seminar has been organised jointly by t ... Read more»

 

3rd for Linguistics in the 2015 Complete University Guide

Date: 13 May 2014

We are delighted to see that the department is ranked third of all Linguistics Departments in the UK in the 2015 Complete University Guide. In the sam ... Read more»

 

Jonathan Culpeper gives plenaries at conferences in Spain and Poland

Date: 12 May 2014

Jonathan Culpeper gives a plenary paper, "Impoliteness strategies", at EPICS Conference VI: Pragmatic Perspectives on Language Aggression and Conflic ... Read more»

 

Patrick Rebuschat organizes symposium at EUROSLA 2014

Date: 12 May 2014

Patrick Rebuschat and Sible Andringa (Amsterdam) will organize a symposium on "Implicit learning and second language acquisition" at the forthcoming E ... Read more»

 

New special issue of Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory

Date: 11 May 2014

A new special issue of Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory has just been published, which is guest-edited by Richard Xiao, with a focus on transl ... Read more»

 

Christopher Hart gives plenary lecture at Political Linguistics 2014

Date: 10 May 2014

Christopher Hart gives a plenary lectureentitled 'Visuo-linguistic variables in representations of political protests' at Political Linguistics 2014, ... Read more»

 

Patrick Rebuschat edits special issue of Studies in Second Language Acquisition

Date: 9 May 2014

Patrick Rebuschat and Sible Andringa (University of Amsterdam) have recently secured one of the coveted slots for a thematic issue of Studies in Secon ... Read more»

 

Claire Hardaker, Jonathan Culpeper and Elena Semino on BBC TV/Radio

Date: 7 May 2014

On 7th May 2014, Jonathan Culpeper talks about sarcasm on BBC One's 'The One Show', and Elena Semino talks about metaphor in end ... Read more»

 

Tineke Brunfaut and Luke Harding conduct standard setting of Luxembourg English language exam

Date: 9-10 May 2014

Language testers Tineke Brunfaut and Luke Harding are working with the Luxembourg Test Design and Evaluation team to standard set this year's Epreuve ... Read more»

 

Patrick Rebuschat gives invited talks at the University of Amsterdam and Groningen University

Date: 6-7 May 2014

Patrick Rebuschat is giving two invited talks in the Netherlands. On May 6, he will present his research on implicit learning at Groningen University' ... Read more»

 

The 'Metaphor in End of Life Care' project is featured in a New York Times blog

Date: 22 April 2014

The ESRC-funded 'Metaphor in End of Life Care' project is featured in the New York Times blog 'New Old Age', by Paula Span. ... Read more»

 

Hornby Trust Scholars at IATEFL in Harrogate

Date: 14 April 2014

Our two Hornby Trust Scholars, currently studying for the Masters in TESOL, Simon Ruiz and Saraswati Dawadi, have just returned from a very successf ... Read more»

 

Tineke Brunfaut runs language testing workshops with Slovene pre-/in-service teachers

Date: 13-16 April 2014

Tineke Brunfaut is giving language testing workshops at the Slovene National Examinations Centre on how to create and develop reading and listening ta ... Read more»

 

Elena Semino gives talk on Corpus Linguistics and Health Communication at Georgetown University

Date: 11 April 2014

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Marije Michel guest edits a special issue of the European Journal of Applied Linguistics

Date: 4 April 2014

Special issue in the European Journal of Applied Linguistics (EuJAL) on "Language at preschool in Europe: Early years professionals in the spotligh ... Read more»

 

Eramus link with Department of Linguistics, University of Tuebingen

Date: 3 April 2014

The Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster has now an official Erasmus link with the Department of Linguistics at the Universit ... Read more»

 

Lancaster staff and students at the Graduate Workshop: Discourse, Politics and Identity

Date: 2 April 2014

Several members of staff and research students from the Department of Linguistics and English Language are taking part in the Graduate Workshop: Disco ... Read more»

 

Lancaster-Ghana UG Ambassadors scheme

Date: 28 March 2014

On the 30th March, 18 students and 3 staff will travel to Lancaster University's brand new campus in Accra, Ghana as part of the Lancaster-Gha ... Read more»

 

Ruth Wodak gave the Annual Davis Chair Lecture at Georgetown University

Date: 27 March 2014

Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies Ruth Wodak gave the famous Annual Davis Chair Lecture at Georgetown University, 27 March, entitled Fort ... Read more»

 

Language testing PhD student Glyn Jones wins British Council Research Award

Date: 26 March 2014

Glyn Jones - a PhD student working in the area of language testing - has won a British Council Research Award, providing funding to assist with resear ... Read more»

 

PhD students' Writing Retreat

Date: 23 March 2014

The Linguistics and English Language Department sponsored a Writing Retreat to support PhD students' writing practices. The retreat was an occas ... Read more»

 

Patrick Rebuschat gives two presentations at AAAL 2014 in Portland

Date: 21 March 2014

Patrick Rebuschat is giving two presentations at the annual meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) in Portland, Oregon. Th ... Read more»

 

Sam Kirkham gives invited talk at Newcastle University

Date: 12 March 2014

Sam Kirkham gave an invited talk on Ethnicity, social practice and phonetic variation in Sheffield English at Newcastle University's SELLL Linguistics ... Read more»

 

Veronika Koller and Elena Semino give talk at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Date: 6 March 2014

Veronika Koller and Elena Semino give invited talk on 'Metaphor in End of Life Care' at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. ... Read more»

 

Jonathan Culpeper gives impoliteness talk at University of Huddersfield

Date: 5 March 2014

Jonathan Culpeper talks about impoliteness as part of the Linguistics Research Seminar series at the University of Huddersfield. ... Read more»

 

Vicky Duckworth's new book "captivates" Times Higher Education

Date: 5 March 2014

Vicky Duckworth's book, "Learning trajectories, violence and empowerment amongst adult basic skills learners" has been very positively reviewed in the ... Read more»

 

Linguistics at Lancaster ranked 9th in world

Date: 27 February 2014

The Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University has been ranked as 9th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 201 ... Read more»

 

Jonathan Culpeper gives impoliteness talk at King's College London

Date: 26 February 2014

Jonathan Culpeper presents an overview of different facets of impoliteness to KCL's Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication, as part of their ... Read more»

 

Ruth Wodak gives public lecture at Boston University

Date: 24 February 2014

Ruth Wodak gave a public lecture at Boston University entitled The Politics of Fear: Analysing Right-wing Populist Rhetoric - A presentation by Ruth ... Read more»

 

Jonathan Culpeper gives Lecture at the Dukes on Shakespeare's Language

Date: 19 February 2014

Jonathan Culpeper is joining forces with Alison Findlay (English and Creative Writing) to talk about shakespeare's language generally, and specificall ... Read more»

 

Marije Michel obtains funding for "Eyetracking second language use and development during text-chat"

Date: 18 February 2014

Marije Michel has obtained funding from FASS for her project: "'Eyetracking second language use and development during text-chat." Dr Michel will tak ... Read more»

 

New MA module in Sociophonetics

Date: 18 February 2014

Starting in October 2014 we will be offering a new course at MA level in Sociophonetics (subject to final approval). This course will cater for those ... Read more»

 

Paul Baker gives talk at Newcastle

Date: 15 February 2014

Paul Baker gave a public talk on his research on the secret language Polari at Newcastle Library, as part of Northern Pride's LGBT History Month. ... Read more»

 

Ruth Wodak appointed as Davis Chair at Georgetown

Date: 10 February 2014

Professor Ruth Wodak has been appointed as the Royden B. Davis, S.J., Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies, for the Spring 2014 academic semester a ... Read more»

 

Lancaster's first FutureLearn MOOC launched - Corpus linguistics: method, analysis, interpretation

Date: 6 February 2014

Lancaster's first FutureLearn MOOC: Corpus linguistics: method, analysis, interpretation, launched on 27th January, has met with an enthusiastic rea ... Read more»

 

 

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New Book Published

Date: 27 May 2014

Rachel Cooper's new book Diagnosing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Karnac, 2014) has just been published. The Diagnostic a ... Read more»

 

Grant success

Date: 15 May 2014

PPR's Hiroko Kawanami's was awarded the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Collaborative Research Grant in Buddhist Studies(2014-16) in conjunction wit ... Read more»

 

Research Trip to Canada

Date: 6 March 2014

Stephen Wilkinson recently returned from a trip to Canada during which he spoke at three Canadian universities: McGill, Carleton, and Ottawa. At McGil ... Read more»

 

New MA/LLM Diplomacy and International Law course

Date: 5 March 2014

Designed to introduce students to the fields of diplomacy and international law, this distance learning programme draws upon modules from both PPR and ... Read more»

 

New distance learning postgraduate modules in Quaker Studies

Date: 6 February 2014

In collaboration with the Postgraduate Quaker Study Centre at Woodbrooke, Birmingham, the Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Religion is pleased ... Read more»

 

Charles Clarke - podcast of inaugrual lecture

Date: 25 March 2011

Charles Clarke gave his inaugural lecture as Visiting Professor in Politics and Faith, on Wednesday 23rd March at the Storey Institute Lancaster.For t ... Read more»

 

 

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CeMoRe Visiting Fellowship

Date: 10 July 2014

In light of the success of the CeMoRe Visiting Fellowship scheme last year we are pleased to invite applications for the 2014-2015 scheme. The 2013-14 ... Read more»

 

Special Issue Out

Date: 24 June 2014

A Special Issue of the journal Biosocieties exploring the outcomes of our EU-funded project 'European Patient Organizations in Knowledge Society' (EPO ... Read more»

 

Barcoding Nature

Date: 12 June 2014

The book 'Barcoding Nature: shifting cultures of taxonomy in an age of biodiversity loss' by Claire Waterton, Rebecca Ellis and Brian Wynne (2013) i ... Read more»

 

Feminist Technoscience

Date: 1 April 2014

27th- 30th May 2014The Centre for Gender andWomen's Studies at Lancaster University, UK is pleased to announce its 4thannual Summer School in Feminis ... Read more»

 

Imogen Tyler to receive LU Staff award

Date: 28 March 2014

I'm delighted to announce that Imogen Tyler will be the recipient this year of a Lancaster University Staff Award in the Outstanding Contribution ca ... Read more»

 

Brian Wynne - Invited lecture in Brazil on 'Imagining Responsible Innovation'

Date: 19 March 2014

Brian Wynne, Professor of Science Studies in Sociology, and a well-known international science policy thinker and publisher, is a leading member ... Read more»

 

Corinne May-Chahal elected Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences

Date: 18 March 2014

Professor Corinne May-Chahal has been elected an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. She becomes the fourth Academician in the Department o ... Read more»

 

'Revolting Subjects'! Not for Dr Imogen Tyler shortlisted for book award

Date: 18 March 2014

Dr Imogen Tyler (Sociology), has had her book shortlisted for the annual Bread and Roses Awards. Now in its third year, the awards celebrate excellenc ... Read more»

 

Keith Soothill

Date: 14 March 2014

The University regrets to report the death of Emeritus Professor Keith Soothill, who died on Wednesday 12 February, aged 72 following a stroke. Ke ... Read more»

 

John Urry's latest book - Offshoring

Date: 6 March 2014

Offshoring by John Urry (to be published April 2014, Polity Press) explores the powerful and pervasive worlds that have been generated offshore and th ... Read more»

 

CeMoRe Welcomes Dennis Zuev

Date: 1 March 2014

We are delighted to introduce Dr Dennis Zuev, who has recently joined us and will be working with John Urry and David Tyfield on the ESRC 'Low Car ... Read more»

 

Javier Caletrío awarded CeMoRe Honorary Researcher

Date: 1 March 2014

We are very pleased to announce that Javier Caletrio has been awarded an Honorary Researcher Fellowship in CeMoRe. ... Read more»

 

Citizen Social Science - Funded PhD Research Studentship

Date: 6 February 2014

Full-time, 3-year PhD studentship, starting September 2014. Universities of Manchester and Lancaster, and The Mass Observation Arch ... Read more»

 

CeMoRe Fellowships 2014

Date: 4 February 2014

We are pleased to announce that Rachel Aldred and Ole B. Jensen have been awarded CeMoRe VisitingFellowships for 2014. Both these well-known mobil ... Read more»

 

IFITT Mobilities Article of the year Award 2014

Date: 4 February 2014

We are very pleased to announce that Jennie Germann Molz (LU Sociology PhD) and Cody Paris were awarded Journal Article of the Year 2014 by the IFITT ... Read more»

 

Denis Zuev to work on Low Carbon Innovation in China project

Date: 31 January 2014

Denis Zuev will be leading the research for the Mobilities Work Package of a new 30-month ESRC project on 'Low Carbon Innovation in China - Prospects, ... Read more»

 

FUTURE TALENT WORKSHOP: WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS DEMYSTIFIED

Date: 29 January 2014

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY! Have you thought about gaining some valuable working experience outside of your studies? Here's the way to start! ... Read more»

 

 

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