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Information for students during coronavirus disruption

These pages provide information and advice for students relating to disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Faculty will be continually updating these pages as new information is made available. 

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History and Modern Languages

Courses: History and Modern Languages

The History and Modern Languages course provides insight into the cultures of other countries, and understanding of the past and present in international contexts. This exciting new four-year Honours degree, offered jointly by the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics and the Faculty of History, encompasses intensive study in language, culture, film, as well as a wide variety of British, European and world history.

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The Faculty is home to a number of centres and research initiatives, and also supports a range of projects across the University and further afield.

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Cambridge came top of the league table for Modern Languages and Linguistics in the University Guide for 2018 published by The Guardian newspaper.

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A Glossary of the Norman Language in the Channel Islands

20 September 2021

Professor Jones’s work has been receiving great interest in the media in Guernsey and Jersey. It has recently been featured in The Jersey Evening Post, and she has been interviewed on Radio Guernsey.

About Language & AI: an interview with Linda Gerlach

20 September 2021

Interview with Linda Gerlach, PhD student in forensic phonetics at the University of Cambridge Phonetics Laboratory, supervised by Kirsty McDougall

Cambridge academics win British Academy award

20 September 2021

Happy to share the exciting news that The Gersum Project , which investigated Scandinavian influence on the English language, has been awarded the 2021 Sir Israel Gollancz Prize. We would particularly like to highlight the support during the trial research phase carried out by MMLL librarian Matthias Ammon.

Cambridge Hispanic and Lusophone Research Seminars

16 September 2021

Speaker: Dr Joanna Page, University of Cambridge Title: Expeditions through Time along the Río Paraná: Decolonial Perspectives on Environmental Change Date: Wednesday, 13th October Time: 5pm Venue: Zoom Abstract: Expeditions through Time along the Río Paraná: Decolonial Perspectives on Environmental Change The German...

Dr Jean Khalfa interviews Fanon film-makers

15 September 2021

In connection with the display of their video trilogy, Finding Fanon , as part of the Kettle’s yard exhibition, Untitled: Art on the Conditions of Our Time , artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy were in conversation with leading Fanon scholar Dr Jean Khalfa, of the French Section.


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