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“…don’t forget the photos, it’s very important” - An exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the ‘Gypsy Camp’ in Auschwitz

Posted on: 9 August 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

A family photo from the exhibition

The travelling exhibition about the Nazi persecution of Sinti and Roma, has returned from across the water – the Mersey, that is.


Modern Languages and Cultures Graduation 2019 — Social media roundup

Posted on: 22 July 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Last week we said goodbye to our Class of 2019 at Graduation as they begin the next step of their journey as University of Liverpool graduates. Check out our roundup of social media messages from the day.


Students share their year abroad experiences at the HSS Faculty Beacon Project workshop

Posted on: 9 July 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

This academic year, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures was awarded HSS Faculty Beacon Project funding to produce employability-themed videos with final year students who had just returned from their Year Abroad. Dr Nicola Bermingham discusses the project and its aims.


Literature in Language Learning Conference

Posted on: 5 July 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

LLLconference

How can we use songs and poetry in the language classroom? How can creative writing workshops help second language learners? What are the ethical implications of bringing literature to the language class? These were just a few of the questions addressed at the Literature in Language Learning Conference, which took place at the University of Liverpool, on 14 June 2019.


Der Hammer – Student Newspaper in German by our Final Years!

Posted on: 2 July 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

A busy and eventful academic year is coming to an end – and what better way to celebrate the successful completion than a little throwback to one of this year’s most exciting student projects?


“The Edge of Democracy”: Explaining Brazil’s political crisis

Posted on: 27 June 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Our Latin American politics expert, Dr Marieke Riethof, discusses the latest news in Brazilian politics in light of a new documentary on Brazil, “The Edge of Democracy” (directed by Petra Costa, 2019, available on Netflix).


Sylwia's Erasmus adventure in Liverpool

Posted on: 14 May 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

My name is Sylwia, and I’m a French student in \"Langues Etrangères Appliquées\" (Applied Languages English and German with a focus on Law, Economy and Literature) from Sorbonne-Université. My taste for adventure led me to do my Erasmus year abroad at the University of Liverpool where I study International Business and German with a specialisation in marketing to prepare me for my future Master’s.


Language Stories in Liverpool — Portuguese

Posted on: 8 May 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Languages Stories in Liverpool is a new project set up to highlight the broad spectrum of international languages and cultures in our great city. Sarah Blohm, Juliet Boardman, Hannah Bone, Olivia Phillips uncover Liverpool's relationship with the Portuguese culture.


Our pick of international bands to see at Liverpool Sound City!

Posted on: 2 May 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Liverpool is home to one of the biggest metropolitan music festivals in Europe! Liverpool Sound City will take over the Baltic area of the city this weekend (3 - 5 May), with more than 250 gigs spread across various venues; from acoustic and urban artists at cafés and bars to headlining bands and DJs in warehouses and clubs.


Paula Rego: using her art to learn about history, politics and culture

Posted on: 3 April 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Paula Rego art book

It’s one thing to try and remember many different dates from the past – but how about learning about the history of a country through looking at art?


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