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Professor Simon Gaunt FBA (1959-2021)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Simon Gaunt, a world-leading scholar and Warwick Languages graduate.

Live Chat for Applicants for UG Study at Warwick. 5pm. Wed 24 Nov 2021.

Applying to Warwick to read languages? Which languages, which combinations? Ab initio or post high school entry? What are our campus, courses, and community like? Chat online to staff and students and have all your questions answered.  

Wed 24 November, 5pm. Register here:

Amphibious Screens: The Sustainable Cultures of Water Seminar Series hosted by The University of Warwick

Warwick is hosting some global online seminars (Jan-April 2022) exploring how the film and TV industries in Miami, Reykjavik, Cornwall and Venice are connected to a watery sense of place, water pollution, water scarcity and water cultures.


Thu 20 Jan 2022, 11:06 | Tags: Modern Languages - Research news

Professor Jim Shields on CNBC

Fri 10 Dec 2021, 13:51


We have free tickets available to an event which may interest you and your networks/students. The following event celebrating the soft launch of Warwick Arts Centre and as part of an ongoing call out for submissions for a co-curated exhibition in Spring 22.

Mon 27 Sep 2021, 15:59 | Tags: SMLC News

Conference on Postcolonial Italian Cinema

Please join us, in person or online, for the second part of our conference on Postcolonial Italian Cinema which will take place at Warwick on October 1st. You can find the program and any other relevant information here:


If you want to see the first part of the conference, which took place in Rome last week, it is available here (in Italian and English): 


Should you need more information please get in touch with us directly or email

SMLC researchers enable Garifuna delegation to retrace their Ancestors' footsteps

Head of School and Professor of French Kate Astbury and her PhD student Abigail Coppins welcomed a delegation of Garifuna people to Portchester Castle on Wednesday 8th September 2021 to show them the fruits of Abigail's research into the prisoners of war from the Caribbean held their during the Revolutionary wars. You can watch the BBC South report of the visit here:

and read the Portsmouth News article about it here:

Message to incoming visiting students

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Warwick. This is just to let you know that there's no need to panic that you've not yet had details of module choices etc. We will explain the module choice and registration process to you in the visiting student welcome meeting in Welcome week, so the most important thing for now is that you attend that meeting in order to understand the process.

You may find it useful to look at the visiting students page as it outlines some of the basic info for the start of term:

As that page explains, after the meeting we will send you a module request form by email which you will need to fill in and return, after having consulted the relevant pages on the SMLC website where we list which modules have spaces (for SMLC modules) and contacting departmental administrators for external depts. to get the same information if you want to study any modules outside of SMLC.

Everything will become much clearer once you've attended that first meeting!

Fri 10 Sep 2021, 10:25

£2.6m goes to Warwick from the new Turing scheme to facilitate study abroad.

The UK Government has announced today (4 August 2021) that the University of Warwick will be awarded £2.6 million for international student mobility, as part of the inaugural Turing Scheme.

world map on hands

Warwick is one of the world’s top 100 universities, and one of the ways it has achieved that position is because it is a globally connected institution. Its staff and students learn, work, and research as part of a highly international community, and more than 1000 Warwick students each year also take the opportunity to study and work abroad at one of the University’s many worldwide partner institutions.

Teachers' Summer Social, 13 August, 13:30-14:30

Join teaching colleagues and the Teaching Café team for a summer get together in

Come along to chat with teaching peers in a relaxed online social space, whilst also getting an insight into what offers.

Sat 31 Jul 2021, 11:14 | Tags: SMLC News

Message from Professor Kate Astbury for SMLC Finalists

Virtual Results Celebration #WarwickGrad.

Here is a video message from the Head of School on behalf of all the staff in the SMLC. As part of Warwick's celebrations today, we'd love it if you could submit an entry in the Faculty Yearbook. The link is below:


We hope you have a great day celebrating with friends and family and hope that we get to see you in person at a special 'catch-up' graduation next year.

Mon 12 Jul 2021, 07:00 | Tags: SMLC News

Window on Teaching: A Flexible Virtual Space to Build & Explore (16 July, 14:00-15:00)

Window on Teaching: A Flexible Virtual Space to Build & Explore (16 July, 14:00-15:00)

You are invited to join Chloe Agg (School of Engineering) next Friday afternoon for an exciting (and fun!) tour and discussion of the flexible, virtual space she created for the Warwick Design Showcase in

This will be an introductory exploration of, and the possibilities it offers for virtual online learning and networking experiences.

Sat 10 Jul 2021, 11:42 | Tags: Modern Languages - News

Artists with Benefits – Webinar

Wednesday 28 July 2021, 11.30-12.30pm

Could the benefits system be harnessed to provide a more sustainable and more equitable creative economy? This webinar, and the associated podcasts, consider how the benefits system could support a fairer, more sustainable creative economy. The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the precarity of creative work for freelance artists, and the difficulties for young people starting out on a creative career, especially those from working class backgrounds.


This webinar features an invited panel responding to issues raised in the Artists With Benefits podcasts – and to questions and comments from webinar participants.


Find out more: 


Fri 09 Jul 2021, 12:37 | Tags: Modern Languages - News

Productivity and the Futures of Work GRP Event this July

Teleworkability as a new digital divide – Webinar

July 14th, 11am-12pm

What has the extent of teleworking been in the EU before and during the Covid-19 outbreak? Are we seeing a trend of new teleworkers across occupations and types of workers who weren’t able to work remotely previously?

This webinar, facilitated by Professor Chris Warhurst from the Institute of Employment Research and Dr Enrique Fernández-Macías of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, examines how Covid-19 has changed the profile of the teleworker and what it means for the future of work. Find out more:

City of Culture Coventry Creates funding call


Coventry Creates 2021

The City of Culture University Partnership is pleased to announce that Coventry Creates is running again this year. The call invites academics from all disciplines, with researchers to be paired with successful artist applicants to create artistic responses to research. The call now closes on 12pm on Thursday 08 July.


See more: Coventry Creates 2021

Fri 02 Jul 2021, 09:04 | Tags: Modern Languages - Research news

Research Conference in Politics and International Studies

It will take place online on 29-30 June, 2021 (next Tuesday and Wednesday) and is open to all in our Warwick academic community.

The conference features the impressive research of our department, through five book panels published with excellent university presses (Oxford, Cambridge and others) on topics from democracy, peacekeeping, security, diasporas and migration and others that could be of interest to the wider Warwick academic community.

Find out more -

Fri 25 Jun 2021, 18:16 | Tags: Modern Languages - Research news

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