• Historical and Contemporary Knowledgebase in Sociolinguistics (HaCKS)

    We have planned three workshops that are based around the theme of indexicality. This is a major topic in sociolinguistic research and has been a focal topic of the SLF on Language Variation and Change. By contrast, researchers in other sub-disciplines, despite exploring language variation extensively, do not always invoke this term. Yet, insights from…

  • Buffy and the Bible

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) is one of the most widely studied popular culture texts with many of its own academic monographs, essay collections, and the biannual peer-reviewed journal Slayage. Important for its subversion of the horror genre through its strong female protagonist, it inaugurated the teen vampire phenomenon, increased representation of LGBTQ characters on mainstream television, and…

  • Eighteenth Century Study Day at Vale and Downland Museum, Wantage

    The long eighteenth century is barely covered in schools, but it was a period of great importance in world history. The major events such as the industrial revolution, the French Revolution, and the American Wars of Independence are part of most people’s general knowledge, but fewer people know about developments in print culture, medicine, and…

  • Decolonizing The Mind – a third narrative of liberation

    15-16 November 2018, University of Sheffield The one-day course Decolonizing The Mind (DTM) explores concepts and tools from the theoretical framework Decolonizing The Mind and is taught by Sandew Hira, independent scholar, activist and organiser of the international decolonial network. Two narratives of liberation had dominated knowledge, culture and activism the past 150 years: Liberalism…

  • New Voices in Postcolonial Studies

    Twitter @NVPoco ‘New Voices in Postcolonial Studies’ is a postgraduate researcher-led network for M3C and WRoCAH institutions. The network aims to provide a supportive forum for PhDs across all disciplinary backgrounds to connect with each other, share their work, and most importantly, share their passion for postcolonial research! We hope to create a meaningful cross-disciplinary…