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Forthcoming Conferences and Events

Identities In Transition: Cultural Representations of the Galician Diaspora

16 - 17 June 2017

Department of Spanish, University of St Andrews

Organiser: Dr Catherine Barbour,

Conference web site

In Conversation with Bahram Beyzaie

University of St Andrews

23 and 24 June 2017

Bahram Beyzaie, the renowned Iranian playwright and filmmaker, will be receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the University of St Andrews on 22 June 2017. The awarding ceremony will be followed by a two-day workshop on 23 and 24 June to celebrate his unique, scholarly and creative contributions to Iranian culture, cinema and theatre in the last 55 years. The event  includes the presentation of several academic papers on Bahram Beyzaie's cinema and theatre, the screening of his first full-length feature film Ragbar (Downpour 1972) and the solo performance of the first part of his play, Shab-e Hezar-o-Yekom (The One Thousand and First Night, 2003) by Mojdeh Shamsaie.

The event is free and open to public in whole or parts through pre-booking. For more information and booking, please contact Dr Saeed Talajooy

For further information, please visit the Workshop web page.


Friday (13.45- 21.00): Lecture Theatre A, Bute Medical Building, Queen’s Terrace, St Andrews KY16 9TS (MAP)

Saturday (13.00- 17.30pm): Lecture Theatre, New Arts Building, The Scores, St Andrews, (KY16 9AX)

Saturday (17.30- 7pm): The Barron Theatre, 95 North Street, ST Andrews (KY16 9AD)

Medicine, Literature and Culture in the Early Modern Hispanic World
3-5 July 2017

School of Modern Languages

Conference web site

For further information please contact Dr Ted Bergman,

Research workshop 

Philology as Literature – Literature as Philology: Critical and Aesthetical Interactions in Arab Culture and Beyond

Bamff, Scotland 9-12 July 2017

Download programme (PDF, 464 KB)

Contact: Dr Kirill Dmitriev,

One Thousand and One Nights: Comparative Perspectives on Adaptation and Appropriation

31 August – 1 September 2017

A conference funded by the Honeyman Foundation and the School of Modern Llanguages at the University of St Andrews

Convener: Dr Orhan Elmaz,

Conference web site

Archive of past events

See also

Modern Languages Writers in Residence Programme

About the programme
Emmanuelle Pireyre's blog