By katewil on February 21, 2017
The Estonian translation of Thomas Salumets’s monograph “Unforced Flourishing: Understanding Jaan Kaplinski” (McGill-Queen’s University Press and Varrak) has been nominated for one of the 2016 Estonian Cultural Endowment Awards in Literature.
By katewil on February 17, 2017
Please see the current line-up for the Ziegler Lecture series of 2016-17 for Term 2. All lectures will take place at St. John’s College with the exception of Danish cartoonist Rikke Platz-Cortsen, who will be at Buchanan Tower room 104.
By katewil on February 15, 2017
We invite undergraduate students in our CENS, DANI, GERM, POLS, SCAN, SLAV, SWED, and RUSS courses to submit a one page proposal to our Undergraduate Research Conference by the new deadline of February 27, 2017. What work have you produced in Term 1 or Term 2 that you might want to share? Check out these great […]
By katewil on January 23, 2017
Congratulations to the Scandinavian minor student Aleea Dahinden for winning the Scandinavian Business Club’s 70th Anniversary Legacy Scholarship of $2,000! The Award ceremony will be at the Club dinner on March 8, 2017 at the Scandinavian Community Centre.
By katewil on January 23, 2017
Undergraduate students who participated in Bozena Karwowska’s “Witnessing Auschwitz” study abroad course this past summer made a presentation to the Arts Research Abroad program on January 16, 2017. The program is funded by anonymous donors and provides scholarship support to students who wish to take some of the many advanced research-intensive study abroad courses through […]
By katewil on November 30, 2016
Dr. Bożena Karwowska has organized a conference with the University of Warsaw December 5-6, 2016. Conference: The Very Beginning (dr. Bożena Karwowska) Conference: Warsaw, 5-6.12.2016 The conference, “The Very Beginning: The Years 1944-1948 in Literature from the Period of the Polish People’s Republic” provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars to utilize modern-day analytical tools to […]
By katewil on November 23, 2016
Congratulations to Laura Isakov, who will be receiving her MA in her UBC Congregation ceremony on Thursday, November 24, 2016! Laura’s thesis, Intelligent weiblichkeit: The correspondence of Charlotte Schiller and Henry Heron can be found on cIRcle here. Laura is continuing her studies by pursuing her Ph.D. in the CENES department.
By katewil on November 8, 2016
Congratulations to UBC Russian Minor Olivia Chorny, who wrote an excellent caption relating Dostoevsky’s experience of Siberia to an immense 1899 Russian Ministry of Railways map for the Crime and Punishment 150 exhibit. Her caption has received a write-up as the Slavonic Item of the Month on the Cambridge University Library blog. Check out the […]
By katewil on November 2, 2016
German undergraduate student Marie Urdiga has had her application accepted to the University of Minnesota Graduate School Experience. The program, which runs from November 17-19 and is supported by the U. Minnesota Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch and the DAAD/German Academic Exchange Service, provides undergraduates with an opportunity to learn more about German graduate […]
By katewil on October 20, 2016
Check out this great UBC Faculty of Arts Spotlight on Prof. Katherine Bowers and her Crime and Punishment 150 conference. In the Spotlight, Dr. Bowers describes why she thinks Dostoevsky’s novel resonates today, as well as the challenges and joys of tweeting the book from Raskolnikov’s point of view. Along with the profile, there is […]