Institute Contributes to Major New Project

Wednesday 23 March 2016
The IMLR is to play a central role in a new £3.9 million research project investigating the impact of modern languages learning on contemporary issues such as social cohesion, migration, business and diplomacy. Entitled ‘Cross-language dynamics: reshaping community’, it is one of four interdisciplinary projects to be given funding under the multi-million pound Arts & Humanities Research Council ’s Open World Research Initiative ( OWRI ).

Giorgio Pressburger Discusses Latest Publication with Katia Pizzi

Monday 21 March 2016
I racconti triestini , published in October 2015 by Marsilio Editore in Venice, was among the topics discussed by Giorgio Pressburger in an interview with Katia Pizzi following a screening of the documentary L’orologio di Monaco on 16 March at the Italian Cultural Institute.

2015 Bithell Prize Winners

Wednesday 16 March 2016
The IMLR is delighted to announce that the Bithell Prizes for 2015 have been awarded to Katherine Calvert and Joseph Prestwich , both students at King's College London. First awarded in 1977, the Jethro Bithell and Alice Emily Bithell Prizes were established in memory of Dr Jethro Bithell, Reader in German and Head of Department at Birkbeck College, and his wife, Dr Alice Emily Bithell, both of whom were generous benefactors of the Institute of Germanic Studies, forerunner of the IMLR.

The Curious Incident of the Disappearing French Circumflex

Thursday 10 March 2016
Dominic Glynn, the IMLR’s Lecturer in French Studies, has been exploring the controversy that is raging in France over the implementation of spelling reforms, not least the disuse of the circumflex in words such as goût (taste) or île (island).

Funding Opportunities for Masters Students 2016-17

Wednesday 9 March 2016
The School of Advanced Study is offering a number of studentships for Masters degree courses offered by its Institutes in 2016-17, for example, the IMLR’s new Masters in Modern Languages . The bursaries will cover tuition fees and maintenance (£14,057 in 2015-16) and will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence.

Explore Dutch - the Closest Linguistic Relative to English

Wednesday 24 February 2016
The European Commission Representation in the UK and the Embassy of the Netherlands will be marking the Dutch Presidency of the EU from January to June this year with an evening celebrating the Dutch language family.

2016 Sylvia Naish Lecture Winner Announced

Monday 15 February 2016
Simone Schröder is the winner of this year’s competition to give the Sylvia Naish Lecture . Simone, a research student at the University of Bath, will speak on ‘ Imagining Global Connectedness in Alexander von Humboldt’s Ansichten der Natur ’.

Website Problems

Thursday 28 January 2016
Visitors to the IMLR website may be experiencing problems in accessing our calendar of events and publications pages. We hope that normal service will be resumed early next week. In the interim, information should be available via the following routes: Events January to March in pdf format SAS Events Brochure (February-April) Publications University of London Online Store (for purchases) Email for information 2016 imlr books Competition Email for information / summary application form