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Next week two colleagues from Modern Languages and Cultures, Professors Charles Forsdick and Claire Taylor, will be taking part in an event to explore and promote two themes of the AHRC, the UK’s research council for the arts and humanities. Charles is AHRC Theme Leadership Fellow for Translating Cultures, which explores the role of translation, understood in its broadest sense, in the transmission, interpretation, transformation and sharing of languages, values, beliefs, histories and narratives. Claire is Chair of the AHRC’s Theme Advisory Group for Digital Transformations, which aims to exploit the potential of digital technologies to transform research in the arts and humanities.

Translating Cultures
Charles and Claire will be joined in the event by Professor Andrew Prescott of the University of Glasgow, who is the Theme Leadership Fellow for Digital Transformations, and Professor Barry Godfrey, holder of one of the AHRC Digital Transformations Theme Large Grants.
Charles and Andrew will give an overview of the portfolios of activity conducted in their two themes, and discuss future directions. Claire and Barry will then present the research projects they have led as part of the Digital Transformations theme. There will also be an opportunity to discuss current trends in Arts and Humanities research, and future funding opportunities in this area.
The event will take place on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 from 11:00 to 12:30 in the School of the Arts Library, 1st Floor, 19 Abercromby Square. This presentation is open to all staff and students of the university, and you can sign up to attend here.