Department of European Languages and Cultures

News and features

News and features from our community in European languages and cultures.

Languages in the community - welcoming Ukrainian families to Edinburgh

Photo of a woman in a Ukrainian blouse standing outside McEwan Hall
We hear from Ekaterina Popova and students about helping Ukrainian refugees adjust to life in Edinburgh.

Meet our graduates: Rosie Hedger

Winner of an English PEN Translates Award, Rosie is a Scandinavian Studies graduate who specialises in translating Norwegian literature into English.

Out of the classroom, into the cinema

We talk to students Lucy, Nina, Ella and Harriet about their involvement in the eighth Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival.

In memoriam: Ian Revie

A tribute to the first Head of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, an expert in French literature and cinema, and a Chevalier des Palmes Académiques.

Shaping the Sustainable European University

Students of Spanish, Rachel Weller and Gabriel Vargas, talk to us about their involvement in the second Una Europa Student Congress.

My summer school experience: Katie Cameron

We hear from a Year 3 French and German student about attending an online summer school on the European Union.

RSE medal win is first for a Modern Linguist

Professor John Renwick reflects on winning the RSE Sir Walter Scott Medal for his work on Voltaire and Marmontel.

Year Abroad stories: Rosie Shackleton

German and History MA Hons graduate Rosie tells us about Wanderbücher for a post-Brexit Europe.

Meet our Graduates: Cristina Sandu

Having graduated with an MSc in Comparative Literature in 2015, Cristina is now a prize-winning writer and translator.

What’s it like to be a virtual language ambassador?

Recent French and Spanish MA (Hons) graduate, Anna, talks us through her final year experience.