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Launch of new Department of Modern Languages
1 August 2015
The School of European Culture and Languages (SECL) is pleased to announce, as of 1 August 2015, the departments of French, German, Hispanic Studies and Italian will merge to form the Department of Modern Languages. The new department, alongside continuing these separate subject areas, will encourage and enable cross-disciplinary research and teaching, with staff and students benefitting from the expertise gained in other cultures and languages. As well as t...
Jessica Frazier contributes to new series on BBC4
30 July 2015
Dr Jessica Frazier from the Department of Religious Studies has acted as the consultant on a BBC4 programme entitled Genius of the Ancient World. The series sees historian and presenter Bettany Hughes travel to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy. In the first episode, she will investigate the revolutionary ideas of the Buddha, and the way in which he transformed the Hindu culture that came before him to ...
Sophia Labadi interviewed by European Cultural Foundation
29 July 2015
Dr Sophia Labadi from the Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies has been interviewed online by the European Cultural Foundation, one of the leading European institutions working on building an open, democratic and inclusive Europe in which culture is a valued and key contributor. In the interview, Sophia discusses the soon to be released French and updated version of her 2011 book Evaluating the Socio-Economic Impacts of Heritag...
CGI video on Cirencester Cockerel
28 July 2015
Lloyd Bosworth, Archaeology Technician in the Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies, has teamed up with Dan Simpson, Poet in Residence at Canterbury Roman Museum, to produce a video on the Cirencester Cockerel. Dan Simpson, a Kent alumnus, was commissioned by the Corinium Museum in Cirencester to write a poem about the Cirencester Cockerel. Lloyd scanned the cockerel using the University’s 3d scanner and set the poem over the animation t...
SECL students on BBC2's University Challenge
27 July 2015
BBC2's long running quiz University Challenge will tonight, 27 July 2015, feature a team of Kent students, including two contestants from the School of European Culture and Languages (SECL). Alexander Atmore, who is studying for a BA (Hons) in Comparative Literature (run by the Department of Comparative Literature), and Emma Isworth, who is studying for an MA in Medical Humanities (run by the Department of Philosophy) will be joined by two other student...