Literatures, Languages & Cultures

Events archive

A curated selection of past events involving the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

Celtic text

Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig is a biennial academic conference series established in 2000 to promote research on any and all topics related to Gaelic as well as to promote research through the medium of Gaelic. We welcome the submission of abstracts for research papers and for posters on any area of scholarship relating to Gaelic, including literature (oral and written), song and musical traditions, history, onomastics, linguistics, sociolinguistics, education, language policy, media studies, politics, social policy, economics, and so forth.
This conference seeks to unveil, decode, and critically interrogate deeply rooted meanings that the senses have ingrained in the culture and society of modern China. Fourteen internationally recognised scholars from Asia, Europe and America, will critically examine the series of political, social, and technological revolutions that shaped the contours of modern China in the realm of the senses.

Five days of events on espionage fiction and film, and the ways in which secrecy and spying run through our history and culture.
Lanterns in George Square

Japanese film festival

The Japanese film festival will be held at the University of Edinburgh on the 26th January, and the 2nd, 9th and 23rd of February. For the films this year we have selected a mixture of animé, comedy and drama films that will get you thinking about how we, as humans, should live our lives. Please book tickets in advance.

A three-day series of films and debates on the future of nuclear energy, with a particular focus on cultural responses to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident of 2011.