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Forthcoming Conferences and Events

'Lost Detectives: Adapting Old Texts for New Media'

Wednesday 22nd May 2019
4.30 pm, School 5

Exhibition Launch and Reception, with Claire Whitehead and Carol Adlam

Following on from the successful talk in April, this event will see Dr Claire Whitehead from the Russian Department and author-illustrator, Carol Adlam, introduce and launch a selection of the artwork from their 'Lost Detectives' project. The event will begin with a short introduction to the project and latest progress in School 5 before moving out to see the artwork in situ in the St Salvator's Chapel cloister gallery. Drinks and strawberries will be served as you look at the artwork and we'll be happy to take any questions. All are very welcome.

We have also launched a Lost Detectives web site related to the project, where you can find more information.

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 ( 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:

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,

Conference web site:

Configuring ‘World Theatre’

Date: 20-21 June 2019

Venue: Project Room (1.06), 50 George Square, Edinburgh

A two-day conference on Gaining Global Perspectives on Transnational and Intercultural Drama and Performance.

Organisers: Dr Julia Prest and Dr Michael Wood

Visit conference web site

Configuring World Theatre

China Discovers Europe Symposium

Date: October 2019

Venue: Parliament Hall

Organiser: Dr Gavin Bowd

Archive of past events

See also

Modern Languages Writers in Residence Programme

About the programme