Modern Languages news
Congratulations to our graduates
11 July 2017
Congratulations to our final-year students from the Department of Modern Languages, who graduated today with their well-earned degrees. This is the culmination of three or four years of hard work (or longer for part-time students). A pre-graduation party was held on campus today, complete with a prize-giving ceremony for those who have made a particular contribution to the school. The Modern Languages prizes included: French Julie Bilkova won Best Degr...
New research site on the South American wars of independence
10 July 2017
Following a Leverhulme Trust research award, a research network led by Dr Natalia Sobrevilla Perea, Reader in Hispanic Studies in the Department of Modern Languages, has just launched a new website to explore the South American Wars of Independence, entitled War and Nation. The network seeks to explore the way war became a catalyst for the creation of identity in South America. From early on war fuelled the development of i...
Open event of the search for justice in Peru
22 June 2017
The Department of Modern Languages is pleased be hosting an event on 'Forced Sterilisations in Peru and the Search for Justice', sponsored by the Canterbury branch of the University and College Union (UCU) and the Kent Centre for Law Gender and Sexuality, following a successful presentation on the subject at Amnesty International in London. The event will be held on Wednesday 28 June at 5pm. The event will feature human rights defender Esperan...
Congratulations to Natalia Sobrevilla Perea
16 June 2017
On 1 October 2017, Dr Natalia Sobrevilla Perea will be promoted to Professor of Latin American History in the Department of Modern Languages. Our congratulations to Natalia on her well-earned promotion for the forthcoming academic year. Well done on this significant achievement.
Lorna Dillon organises an exhibition of the Chilean arpilleras
16 June 2017
Dr Lorna Dillon, Assistant Lecturer in Hispanic Studies in the Department of Modern Languages, has organised an Art and Human Rights Network Day at the Centre of Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge, to be held next week on 20 June 2017. The event will be accompanied by an exhibition of Chilean arpilleras, which are hand-sewn three dimensional textile pictures, that illustrate the lives of the Chilean women...