The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics sponsor a variety of events each academic year. Recent events have included an evening of “Great Women Writers,” organized by the Slavic and Women’s and Gender Studies Departments, and a book presentation by Karima Lazali (Colonial Trauma), co-sponsored by the Department of French and Francophone Studies and the Georgetown Humanities Initiative. The Modern Greek program also hosted Oxford professor Peter Frankopan as part of the Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series titled “Greece: Legacies,” and he also discussed insights from his book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World.
FLL departments also organized a number of conferences and symposia during the 2021/2022 year. In March, the Arabic and Islamic Studies department hosted the 35th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics and this event featured over forty presenters from around the world. The Linguistics department organized GURT 2022 around the topic “Dialect Contact,” and Professor of German Dr. Verena Kick initiated the first Digital Humanities Symposium (GU DH).
More details on the past year’s events can be found in the FLL Newsletter.