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Low Countries History Seminars

By Vanessa Freedman, on 16 September 2014

The Institute of Historical Research will be holding a series of seminars on Low Countries History throughout the academic year, with Ulrich Tiedau and Benjamin Kaplan from UCL and Anne Goldgar from King’s College London.

Cairn and Thompson Herny e-resources – Trial

By Giulia Garoli, on 24 July 2014

Until the end of August we have a 6 weeks access to the Cairn’s General Bouquet Journal collection.

Cairn publishes e-journals,  e-books and reference works  in French, their collections cover Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences subjects such as Linguistics, Arts, Philosophy, Psychology and History.

Although content is in French,  Cairn is looking into the possibility of having articles translated from French into English and to have both versions on their platform; however this function is currently only available for selected articles.

The platform, available in French www.cairn.info and in English www.cairn-int.info,  has been designed to have a clean interface and very easy to use, but you’ll be the judge.

Cairn

 Let us know what you think of this resource.

Daily politics, Mittagsmagazin on ZDF, France 24? It’s BoB National

By Giulia Garoli, on 20 May 2014

A new resource: BoB merchBoB National enables staff and students to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels,  recorded programmes are  kept indefinitely and added to the media archive.

BoB can be used for studying and teaching, allows to embed clips of programmes into Moodle; a one-click citation reference lets you to cite programmes in your work. You can set up and share your playlists.

It contains  French, German and Italian language channels, including: 3 Sat, Arte, BFM TV, France 24, Rai News 24, Tagesschau24, Canale 5, ZDF. 

Online video tutorials show how to record, create clips and more. You can also watch videos showing how subscribing institutions are using BoB National to improve their teaching, learning and research are also available.

 

From the abyss to the light with Dante

By Giulia Garoli, on 9 May 2014

A one-day journey (17 May 2014)  through the text of Dante’s Divine Comedy, the sessions in this workshop will explore Dante’s life and works, the Inferno, the Purgatorio and the Paradiso.

Attendees will have the opportunity to view rare and early editions from the Dante Collection of  UCL Special Collections.

There are still places available,  for UCL students and staff this workshop is free of charge but you still need to register. For more information visit the Warburg Institute website

Dante workshop

New accessions: March 2014

By Giulia Garoli, on 23 April 2014

Good news, most of the titles for the ‘Reading Tintin’ module have arrived. All things Hergé and Tintin have, now, their own classification FRENCH R 306; la bande dessineé is under FRENCH A 63.

Here below are some of the new titles:

Pour une lecture moderne de la bande dessinée editors Jan Baetens and Pascal Lefèvre. Bruxelles: Centre belge de la bande dessinée, c1993.
FRENCH A 63 BAE

La bande dessinée by Jean-Bruno Renard, Paris: Seghers, c1978
FRENCH A 63 REN

The metamorphoses of Tintin, or, Tintin for adults by Jean-Marie Apostolidès; translated by Jocelyn Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2010.
FRENCH R 306 APO

Tintin and the secret of literature by  Tom McCarthy, London: Granta, 2006.
FRENCH R 306 MCC

Lire Tintin: les bijoux ravis, by  Benoît Peeters. Bruxelles: Impressions nouvelles, c2007.
FRENCH R 306 PEE

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