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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»

 

Viva Congratulations

Date: 10 April 2014

Very many congratulations to Dr Enda Tuomey on the award of PhD. Enda is a member of Cohort 1 of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and ... 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»

 

Viva Congratulations

Date: 19 March 2014

Many congratulations to Dr James McDowell on the award of PhD. James is a member of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research & Technology Enhanced L ... 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»

 

David Barton steps down as Director of the Literacy Research Centre

Date: 17 January 2014

After 12 years as Director of the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, David Barton is stepping down as Director. Julia Gillen is the new Director; Mar ... Read more»

 

Carolyn Jackson - 'Lad culture' and learning in higher education

Date: 6 January 2014

Research by Professor Carolyn Jackson, Dr Steve Dempster (Lancaster University) and Dr Lucie Pollard (University of Greenwich) was reported in Times H ... Read more»

 

Paula Burkinshaw - Women and leadership in higher eduation

Date: 6 January 2014

Dr Paula Burkinshaw, who was recently awarded a PhD by Lancaster University, was invited to speak to the All-party Parliamentary University Group (APP ... Read more»

 

Hellen Sambili receives Lancaster University distinguished alumni award

Date: 18 December 2013

Professor Hellen Sambili received a Lancaster University distinguished alumni award at the graduation ceremony on December 11th 2013 where 28 graduate ... Read more»

 

Viva Success - O'Connell

Date: 17 December 2013

Very many congratulations to Dr Catherine O'Connell. Catherine is a member of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and has been supervised b ... Read more»

 

Congratulations to all our doctoral graduates!

Date: 11 December 2013

Congratulations to all our doctoral graduates who received their certificates in person at the Awards Ceremony today, or in absentia. It is heart ... Read more»

 

Presentation at a Headteacher Conference

Date: 27 November 2013

Professor Don Passey recently presented to a headteacher conference in Birmingham, organised by LINK2ICT. The topic of Don's presentation, 'When and h ... Read more»

 

Colin Rogers presents Vernon Wall keynote lecture

Date: 26 November 2013

Professor Colin Rogers presented the prestigious Vernon Wall keynote lecture at the British Psychological Society (BPS) Education Section Conference o ... Read more»

 

Edited volume recently published

Date: 16 November 2013

Learning Platforms and Learning Outcomes. Edited by Don Passey and Steve Higgins. This book, originally published as a special issue of Learni ... Read more»

 

Higher Education Close Up 7 Conference at Lancaster

Date: 28 October 2012

The 7th conference devoted to fine-grained research into higher education, Higher Education Close Up (HECU) will be held at Lancaster, July 21-23 2014 ... Read more»

 

 

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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 mos ... Read more»

 

Beverley Nambozo: Representing Uganda in Poetry ath 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»

 

Measure for Measure Workshop at Lancaster Castle

Date: 22 January 2014

On 21 January final year undergraduate students on the Shakespeare courseworkshopped Act 3 Scene 1 of Measure for Measure in one of the oldest dung ... Read more»

 

Sharon Ruston at the Royal Instition

Date: 20 January 2014

Prof Sharon Ruston will be speaking with Prof David Nutt at the Royal Institution. The event, 'From Laudanum to Meow-Meow: Drugs, Science and Society: ... Read more»

 

The Perfect Short Story...

Date: 10 January 2014

Jenn Ashworth's radio debut, 'Five Thousand Lads A Year', due to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 later today, has been described as 'The perfect short sto ... Read more»

 

Careers Showcase in the Lancaster Guardian

Date: 9 January 2014

The Department's first annual Careers Showcase, which highlighted activities undertaken by some of our undergraduate students. was featured in the 2nd ... Read more»

 

Paul Farley and The Somme

Date: 9 January 2014

Paul Farley's travels along the River Somme for BBC Radio 3's 'Music on the Brink' series was broadcast on Sunday 5th January.On his 152-mile journey, ... Read more»

 

Inaugural Lectures: A Double Bill

Date: 7 January 2014

The Department is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a double bill of inaugural lectures on 22nd January. The two lectures, 'Wordsworthian Pa ... Read more»

 

Five Thousand Lads a Year

Date: 6 January 2014

Jenn Ashworth's short story 'Five Thousand Lads a Year' (previewed at Moonlighting II last month) will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 10th ... Read more»

 

'Iphigenia' - January 2014 Tour

Date: 6 January 2014

If you missed the performances of Lady Joanna Lumley's 'The Tragedy of Euripides called Iphigenia' by Lancaster's Rose Company, there is a further tou ... Read more»

 

Julia Kristeva to visit Lancaster

Date: 6 December 2013

The Departments of English and Creative Writing, Linguistics and English Language and European Languages and Cultures are pleased to confirm that Juli ... Read more»

 

Image-Word-Text: A Visit by Professor Mieke Bal, March 2014

Date: 5 December 2013

The Departments of English and Creative Writing and Linguistics and English Language are pleased to present the latest speaker in their interdiscipl ... Read more»

 

Dr Tony Sharpe in Durham

Date: 4 December 2013

Dr Tony Sharpe recently gave an invited paper, 'Unbearable Lightness: Some Modern Instances (Auden, Stevens, Eliot)' at a one-day symposium ... Read more»

 

Departmental Careers Showcase

Date: 2 December 2013

Students and staff are all very welcome to join us for our first ever Departmental Careers Showcase, which will feature presentations from some of our ... Read more»

 

The Longest Night

Date: 29 November 2013

Take a look at this write-up on 'The Longest Night' - an anthology of December ghost stories by the Department's Jenn Ashworth and others, on creative ... Read more»

 

Chancellor's Medal for Creative Writing MA Student

Date: 28 November 2013

Many congratulations to Amali Rodrigo, one of our Distance Learning Creative Writing MA students, who will be presented with the Chancellor's Medal at ... Read more»

 

Iphigenia on BBC Radio 4 'Woman's Hour'

Date: 27 November 2013

Following the first three performances of The Tragedy of Euripides called Iphigenia at Lancaster Castle, Prof Alison Findlay and the play's director w ... Read more»

 

Paul Farley at the Palace

Date: 26 November 2013

Professor Paul Farley (Creative Writing) was invited to attend a reception given at Buckingham Palace by HRH the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh ... Read more»

 

Postcolonial Manchester Launch

Date: 26 November 2013

Prof Lynne Pearce appeared on Steve Becker's BBC Lancashire Breakfast show on Tuesday 19th November, talking about 'Postcolonial Manchester', the book ... Read more»

 

Lancaster Creative Writing Team Win Prospects Postgraduate Teaching Award

Date: 25 November 2013

The Creative Writing distance Learning MA teaching team at Lancaster University has been Highly Commended in the category of Best Teaching T ... Read more»

 

Sharon Ruston and Mary Wollstonecraft

Date: 13 November 2013

Sharon Ruston's blog post for The Guardian's 'The H Word' on Mary Wollstonecraft, Nature and Nurture has appeared online today. Read the article by fo ... Read more»

 

Catherine Spooner at the BFI

Date: 7 November 2013

Catherine Spooner will be joining a panel of scholars and writers at the British Film Institute, London, on Saturday 9th November for the 'Gothic Unbo ... Read more»

 

Creative Writing PhD Student Wins Alan Sillitoe Poetry Prize

Date: 7 November 2013

Congratulations to Abigail Zammit, who has won first prize in the Alan Sillitoe Poetry Competition for 2013 with her poem 'Sand Burial'. George Szirte ... Read more»

 

Simon Bainbridge on 'Digital Human'

Date: 5 November 2013

Prof Simon Bainbridge appeared on BBC Radio 4'd 'Digital Human' programme last night, talking to Aleks Krotoski about the importance of the dark and n ... Read more»

 

Graham Mort's 'Electricity' on Tour

Date: 29 October 2013

Prof Graham Mort's long poem 'Electricity' will be performed by the Helictite Orchestra at the Lit & Phil, Newcastle on Friday 1st November. T ... Read more»

 

Epitaph for the Ash

Date: 28 October 2013

PhD Creative Writing student Lisa Samson is writing an Epitaph for the Ash, about the cultural significance of ash trees and the current crisis. ... Read more»

 

Sara Maitland's 'Moss Witch' Reviewed by Guardian Books

Date: 25 October 2013

Sara Maitland's collection of short stories 'Moss Witch' was reviewed for Guardian Books on 25th October 2013. Read the review by following the link b ... Read more»

 

Michael Greaney at 'The Day of the Dead of Night'

Date: 21 October 2013

Dr Michael Greaney will be speaking on 'Literature and the Art of Insomnia' from 4pm on Saturday 2nd November, as part of the Bluecoat's 'Day of the D ... Read more»

 

Early Modern Workshops at Lancaster University

Date: 18 October 2013

We are very excited to announce the details of a series of undergraduate and postgraduate seminars and workshops, all linked to our Early Modern t ... Read more»

 

John Schad and the Last Train to Oxford

Date: 18 October 2013

Last Train to Oxford, a play, written by John Schad and Frederic Dalmasso based on John Schad's documentary novel Someone Called Derrida will be per ... Read more»

 

Lancaster PhD Student and the John Thelwall Society

Date: 18 October 2013

English Literature PhD student Gordon Bottomley is also one of the co-founders of the John Thelwall Society and its general secretary.The Society was ... Read more»

 

 

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Anglo-Austrian Society Award for Doctoral Study

Date: 11 April 2014

The Department of European Languages & Cultures is pleased to announce that the Anglo-Austrian Society proposes to make a further award for do ... 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»

 

Dr Bartikowski giving a paper at the conference "Forms of Remembering the Holocaust"

Date: 21 November 2013

Dr Kilian Bartikowski will be presenting a research paper at the International Conference "Forms of Remembering the Holocaust" hosted by the Italien ... Read more»

 

'Inspired Careers' at Vitae Research Staff Conference

Date: 15 November 2013

Dr Rebecca Braun (German Studies, DELC) was invited to contribute to the opening plenary panel at this year's Vitae Research Staff conference in Birmi ... Read more»

 

Year Abroad - more than just a gap year

Date: 31 October 2013

The Year Abroad is an integral part of a language studies degree, but few other British students make use of studying or working abroad during their d ... Read more»

 

Dr Charlotte Baker giving a paper at the International African Studies Conference in Ghana

Date: 23 October 2013

Dr Charlotte Baker will be presenting a research paper at the International African Studies Conference hosted by the Institute of African Studies at ... Read more»

 

Regional Seminar Series 'Latin America: Dependent No More?'

Date: 30 September 2013

Colleagues at the universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancasterhave been awarded funding for aRegional Seminar Series on 'Latin America: Depende ... 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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'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»

 

Derek Sayer's Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century lead review in TLS

Date: 10 January 2014

Derek Sayer's book Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century(Princeton University Press, 2013) is one of two books featured in the lead review in the T ... Read more»

 

Dr Chris Donaldson on BBC Radio Lancashire

Date: 20 December 2013

Dr Christopher Donaldson was interviewed on BBC Radio Lancashire, on 18 December 2013, about Charles Dickens' visit to Lancaster in 1857. This broadc ... Read more»

 

Access Lancaster History Essay Prize

Date: 12 December 2013

Applicants for 2014 entry who make Lancaster their 'firm' UCAS choice are eligible to enter the Department's Access Lancaster History Essay Prize comp ... Read more»

 

LU historian in Financial Times Books of the Year

Date: 29 November 2013

Derek Sayer's Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History has been chosen by the Financial times as one of its "best books of 2013. ... Read more»

 

AHRC Postgraduate Awards 2014-15

Date: 21 November 2013

The Department of History invites applications for AHRC awards. Lancaster University is part of a North West consortium that has been successful in wi ... Read more»

 

Online elections for student reps in History a success

Date: 12 November 2013

SCAN, Lancaster's student newspaper has reported the success ofthe pilot online system for election of student reps (SCAN, 11/11/13, p.5). It was tria ... Read more»

 

North West Early Modern Seminar comes to Lancaster

Date: 7 November 2013

The NWEMS comes to Lancaster on Wednesday 27th November. Details of the main talks can be found on the NWEMS blog (url below). Dr Stephen Pumfrey (His ... Read more»

 

 

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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»

 

Felipe Otondo wins several international awards with his new piece 'Night Study No. 1'

Date: 15 November 2013

Felipe Otondo's new piece 'Night Study No. 1' has been awarded the following international prizes: First place at the 'Musica N ... Read more»

 

 

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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»

 

Suzanne Ost, inaugral speaker at conference at University of Lleida, Catalonia

Date: 13 December 2013

Suzanne Ost was the inaugral speaker, presenting a paper entitled 'Obligations to Protect and Assist Victims: a Critical Appraisal of European Instru ... Read more»

 

Dr Amanda Cahill-Ripley to attend ESRAN UKI Conference

Date: 15 November 2013

Dr Amanda Cahill-Ripley is to attend the bi-annual colloquium of the Economic and Social Rights Academic Network UK and Ireland (ESRAN-UKI) at Univers ... Read more»

 

David Sugarman Wins Journal of Law and Society Special Issue Competition

Date: 29 October 2013

The competition to edit the Journal of Law and Society (JLS) Special Issue for 2015 was won by David Sugarman (Lancaster) and Linda Mulcah ... Read more»

 

David Sugarman spoke at Conference on the Legal Profession and Legal Education

Date: 28 October 2013

Professor David Sugarman spoke on the transformation and challenges ahead with respect to the legal profession and legal education at a Conference o ... Read more»

 

 

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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»

 

Elena Semino gives talk on Metaphor in End of Life Care at Glasgow University

Date: 23 January 2014

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David Barton steps down as Director of the Literacy Research Centre

Date: 17 January 2014

After 12 years as Director of the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, David Barton is stepping down as Director. Julia Gillen is the new Director; Mar ... Read more»

 

Jonathon Adams PhD - multimodal interaction around digital texts

Date: 14 January 2014

Congratulations to Dr Jonathon Adams, who was recently awarded his PhD for a thesis entitled "Analysing the construction of meaning with mediating dig ... Read more»

 

"Trolling in computer-mediated communication" new video by Claire Hardaker

Date: 19 December 2013

Dr Claire Hardaker's research on trolling in computer-mediated communication has just been published on our YouTube channel. ... Read more»

 

Elena Semino talks at An-Najah National University (West Bank) and Bar-Ilan University (Tel Aviv)

Date: 16 December 2013

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Alison Mackey and Elena Semino quoted in the Guardian about the study of Modern Languages in the UK

Date: 11 December 2013

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New Linguistics journal subscriptions from 2014

Date: 10 December 2013

In support of teaching and research in growth areas for LAEL, the library has increased its range of subscriptions to Linguistics journals from 2014. ... Read more»

 

Dianne Wall awarded Honorary Fellowship at Trinity College London

Date: 10 December 2013

Dr Dianne Wall, honorary member of Lancaster's Department of Linguistics and English Language, has been awarded the title of Honorary Fellow of Trinit ... Read more»

 

Paul Baker's research in Britain in 2014 magazine

Date: 6 December 2013

Research on the representation of Islam in the news by Paul Baker, Tony McEnery and Costas Gabrielatos isreported on page 109 ofBritain in 2014 magazi ... Read more»

 

Claire Nance interviewed for BBC article on 'uptalk'

Date: 6 December 2013

Claire Nance from LAEL was interviewed by the BBC for an article on the linguistic phenomenon of high rising terminal (or 'uptalk') ... Read more»

 

Luke Harding gives invited talk at University of Bedfordshire

Date: 5 December 2013

Luke Harding is giving an invited talk at CRELLA (Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment), University of Bedfordshire, on Dec ... Read more»

 

Modern Language Association awards prize to Alison Mackey and Susan M. Gass

Date: 5 December 2013

The winners of The Modern Language Association's 2011-2012 Kenneth W. Mildenberger prize are Susan M. Gass & Alison Mackey for The Routledge Ha ... Read more»

 

Becky Case wins double gold in karate competition

Date: 1 December 2013

Becky Case, our Part I and Admissions Co-ordinator, won two gold medals at the Shukokai Welsh Open Karate Championships on Sunday 1st December 2013. S ... Read more»

 

Claire Nance gives invited talk at UHI

Date: 26 November 2013

Claire Nance is giving an invited talk on 'The changing sound of Gaelic in Scotland' at the University of Highlands and Islands (Isle of Lewis) on 26t ... Read more»

 

Daniel Ezra Johnson leads ESRC workshop

Date: 26 November 2013

Daniel Ezra Johnson lead a workshop in Glasgow entitled "An Introduction to mixed-effects modeling using R" on the 25th Nov 2013. The workshop was org ... Read more»

 

PhD funding opportunities now open

Date: 23 November 2013

Funding opportunities for PhD programmes in 2014-5 now open.For all awards, you must have already applied for and accepted an offer of a place on one ... Read more»

 

MA funding opportunities now open

Date: 22 November 2013

Funding opportunities for MA programmes in 2014-5 now open. For all awards, you must have already applied for and accepted an offer of a place on one ... Read more»

 

Claire Nance gives plenary talk at mFiL conference

Date: 15 November 2013

Claire Nance will be giving a plenary talk at Manchester Forum in Linguistics conference on 15-16th November 2013. The title of her talk will be 'Soci ... Read more»

 

Paul Baker gives talk at Witswatersrand University, South Africa

Date: 14 November 2013

Paul Baker gave a talk on his research on representations of Islam in the UK media at Witwatersrand University, South Africa. ... Read more»

 

Charles Alderson awarded title of "High-End Foreign Expert" in China

Date: 5 November 2013

Professor Emeritus Charles Alderson of the Department of Linguistics and English Language has been awarded the prestigious title of "High-End Fore ... Read more»

 

Jonathan Culpeper's research on impoliteness in the press this week

Date: 31 October 2013

Jonathan Culpeper's research on impoliteness has been featured in the Daily Telegraph on 28th October 2013 and in the Daily Mail on 29th October 2013. ... Read more»

 

Further funding for links with Georgetown University, Washington

Date: 29 October 2013

In 2012, the Department of Linguistics and English Language (LAEL) was awarded £4,000 by the FASS Internationalisation Fund in order to establi ... Read more»

 

Ruthg gives faculty lecture at Eastern China University, Shanghai

Date: 22 October 2013

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Success for Funding Doctoral students in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Date: 22 October 2013

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster University is extremely pleased to announce that it has been successful in winning substantial ... Read more»

 

Ruth gives Keynote at 5 CDA NDCC Conference, Nanjin, China

Date: 19 October 2013

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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»

 

New philosophy journal attracts key thinkers

Date: 5 December 2013

New philosophy journal attracts key thinkers A Lancaster University postgraduate has set up a journal, which intends to demonstrate excellence and ... Read more»

 

PPR.440 Postgraduate Certificate of Achievement in Political Theology for Peace

Date: 25 November 2013

This exciting new Postgraduate Certificate of Achievement in Political Theology for Peace is a single module combining distance learning style with an ... 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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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»

 

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»

 

New Perspectives on Transport & Society subscriber offer

Date: 4 March 2014

New Perspectives on Transport and Society by Margaret Grieco and John Urry will be available on the Ashgate website for you to read for free for 3 ... 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»

 

FUTURE TALENT WORKSHOP: WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS DEMYSTIFIED

Date: 14 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! The ... Read more»

 

Masters students on the module Environment and Culture (Socl 521)

Date: 13 December 2013

Masters students from Lancaster Environment Centre and the Sociology Department have been working together for the last 2 weeks to create a two-an ... Read more»

 

After the laughter comes a serious role for the SmartWig

Date: 4 December 2013

Want to move your slide presentation on? Just raise an eyebrow and let your SmartWig flip to the next graph on your behalf.Well, not yet perhaps, but ... Read more»

 

John Urry speaking on BBC R4 Extreme Commuting programme

Date: 27 December 2013

John Urry will be speaking on the Extreme Commuting programme which goes out on Radio 4 between Christmas and New Year on Friday 27th December 2013 at ... Read more»

 

Discussion of Barcoding Nature, at CNRS and Musee D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris

Date: 28 November 2013

Claire Waterton and Brian Wynne gave a seminar on the recently published book 'Barcoding Nature: Shifting Cultures of Taxonomy in an Age of Biodiversi ... Read more»

 

Former PhD student receives award for her work on environmental politics and policy

Date: 21 November 2013

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John Urry author and member of Scientific Advisory Committee... newly released report.

Date: 18 November 2013

Distinguished Professor John Urry is one of the authors and member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for a newly released report on social scienc ... Read more»

 

Allison Hui-All this talk about lights hides bigger energy challenges

Date: 18 November 2013

Article by Allison Hui via The ConversationWhen announcing the deal that paved the way for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point, the energy se ... Read more»

 

Congratulations to our CSEC Visitors!

Date: 5 November 2013

2013 has been a good year for our CSEC post-graduate visiting researchers. Three of our visitors were awarded PhDs from their home institutions ... Read more»

 

Departmental Seminar: Elaine Lally

Date: 18 October 2013

Elaine Lally24th October1.15-3pm Bowland North Seminar Room 5 'Making Music in the Cloud' 'In this seminar I will present findings from a res ... Read more»

 

Departmental Seminar: Dr Jamie O'Brien

Date: 18 October 2013

Dr Jamie O'Brien26thNovember4.15-6.00pm>Bowland North Seminar Room 6Form, flow and power: disharmonies in the visualization of social-spatial impactsA ... Read more»

 

Success for Funding Doctoral students in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Date: 16 October 2013

Success for Funding Doctoral students in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster University ... Read more»

 

 

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