Launch of Campus France UK

Dr Daniel Gordon, History Erasmus and Study Abroad Tutor On 10 May 2019 I was invited to the French Ambassador’s Residence in London to a reception to mark the launch of Campus France UK. This information office is a branch of the French government agency promoting opportunities in France for foreign students and researchers, as […]

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History Students Head to the Archives

On Friday 29 March, second year History students went on a research trip to the Lancashire Record Office and then on to the Harris Museum and Gallery in Preston.

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Linguistics Research Seminar

Talks in 2020 so far 20 February 2020 Prof Wendy Anderson University of Glasgow The metaphorical threads of English: a digital humanities approach The semantic domain of Textiles is a very productive one for metaphor in English, and some of its metaphorical connections are long-standing, traceable back to Old English. Things that are unimportant can […]

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Linguistics Research Seminar

Wednesday 13 February, 2pm, M46 (Main Building) Dr Helen Faye West (University of Chester) How ‘Scouse’ are Ormskirk and Southport? Abstract Sociolinguistic studies that have focussed on identity have argued that speaker identity is accentuated in border regions due to speakers’ desire to project a strong sense of distinctiveness (Watt, Llamas, Docherty, Hall, & Nycz 2014, […]

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Fear and wonder around Victorian science explored in family-friendly exhibition

Curator handles surgical objects in display case

An interactive exhibition exploring the wonder and fear of 19th Century medical science in a family-friendly way is being displayed at The Atkinson in Southport from Saturday (9th February). Dr Jekyll’s Study: Science and Medicine in the 19th Century is set in a Victorian doctor’s study, complete with real surgical instruments and medical equipment from the period, […]

Issue 3 of ‘MONITOR Global Intelligence on Racism’ OUT NOW

MONITOR Global Intelligence on Racism is a multimedia magazine dedicated to bringing expertise on racism to public debate. Issue 3 is out now, with podcasts, videos, and art. ErRS convenor Professor James Renton is the Academic Advisor at MONITOR, which is based at the European University Institute in Italy. The latest issue includes: ErRS convenor […]

Global Islamophobia and Antisemitism – The Next ErRS Symposium

In 2017, ErRS convenor Professor James Renton and Dr Ben Gidley (Birkbeck) published the paperback, Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: A Shared Story? (Palgrave Macmillan). In The Sociological Review, Professor Ivan Kalmar (Toronto) wrote of the book, “Meticulously scholarly yet accessible in language, it should be required reading for both specialists and the general public […]