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Forthcoming Conferences and Events


Press Play: Creative Interventions in Research and Practice

MACRO-ASILO and British School at Rome

28-29 March 2019

Keynote speaker: Professor Doris Sommer (Harvard), BSR, March 29th, 6pm

‘Press Play’ Exhibition (British School at Rome)
29 March - 12 April 2019

Full programme at: http://pressplay2019.wordpress.com

Conference programme (PDF, 701 KB)

Conference poster (PDF, 1,371 KB)

Exhibition brochure (PDF, 1,954 KB)


OWRI Germanic conference

The Politics of Contemporary German Culture

Date: 26-27 April 2019

Venue: Byre Studio and Parliament Hall

Organiser: Dr Dora Osborne

Register online


Bonaparte: German Culture and Napoleonic Occupation conference

Date: 2-3 May 2019 

Venue: Byre Studio 

Organiser: Prof Sean Allan


China Discovers Europe Symposium

Date: 13-15 June 2019

Venue: Parliament Hall

Organiser: Dr Gavin Bowd

Cross-Sector Annual Conference on New Perspectives on Language Teaching and Learning

Date: 15 June 2019

Venue: University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building

The Applied Languages section of School of Humanities at the University of Dundee, the School of Modern Languages of the University of St Andrews and the University of Aberdeen are hosting the Cross-Sector Annual Conference on New Perspectives on Language Teaching and Learning, on Saturday, 15 June 2019 at the University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building.

The theme of the conference is “Widening Participation” and itseeks to explore widening participation in its widest sense in relation to Modern Languages and language learning, from encouraging language uptake amongst learners from all backgrounds, to reflecting on different approaches to and techniques of ab initio language teaching.

We welcome proposals for workshops as well as presentations of projects on innovative ways of teaching Modern Languages at school and at university level.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Creative skills
  • Enterprise
  • Technology-enhanced learning (TEL)
  • Independent learning
  • Innovative assessment
  • Peer feedback
  • Translation and interpreting skills
  • Bilingualism and multilingualism in the classroom
  • Transition from school to university
  • Innovative approaches to ab initio teaching
  • The pros and cons of streaming
  • Developing confidence in language learners

Please express your interest by midnight on Monday, 15 April 2019, by sending your proposal to Marion Spöring (m.m.g.sporing@dundee.ac.uk) as a titled, Word or PDF attachment of not more than 250 words in length. Your proposal should include your name and organisation. The successful participants will be notified by 1 May 2019.

For further information see also: https://newperspectives.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/


Invented Tradition: Russian Realism as Will and Representation

Annual conference of the 19th-century study group of the British Association for Slavic and Eastern European Studies (BASEES)

Date: 17 June 2019
Venue: Parliament Hall, St Andrews

Keynote speaker: Dr Hilde Hoogenboom, Arizona State University

Organiser: Dr Margarita Vaysman, mv37@st-andrews.ac.uk


Archive of past events

See also

Modern Languages Writers in Residence Programme

About the programme