The Modern Humanities Research Association is 100

The MHRA turns one hundred in 2018 - and it would like you to help it celebrate.

The MHRA turns one hundred in 2018 - and it would like you to help it celebrate.

The centenary will be marked by a series of centenary lectures across the country, as well as a special lecture by the 2018 President, Professor Marina Warner.

The MHRA was one of the first scholarly associations to recognise the value of interdisciplinary study, now central to so much of academic life. It is now a key source of financial and academic support for scholars in an area of the academy that is increasingly under threat on a national level, as Modern Languages in particular suffers a recruitment crisis.

Find out more about the history of the Association here.


7 February 2018

Professor Thomas Docherty  (Warwick)
Oculus 1.04, University of Warwick, 5pm
Justice, Economics and Law: Humanities and the Tragedies of Revenge

1 March 2018

Professor Susan Bassnett (Glasgow)
Room TBC, 4pm
Crossing Textual Thresholds: Why Translation Matters

22 March 2018

Professor Elaine Treharne (Stanford)
Faraday Foyer, 6pm
‘Making this thing other’: Transforming our Cultural Record in the Digital Age

28 March 2018

Professor Edwin Williamson (Oxford)
Business School, University of Leeds, Time TBC
Why is Don Quixote the first modern novel?

17 April 2018

Alberto Manguel (Buenos Aires)
Calman Learning Centre, 6pm
The Tears of Isaac: How Literary Language Explains the World to Us

9 May 2018

Professor Manfred Engel
Queen’s Building, LT1, 4pm
The Realm of Dreams: Impressions from a Journey through its Cultural and Literary History

11 May 2018

Dame Marina Warner (Birkbeck)
Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Place, Mayfair W1J 5JD, 5pm
Sound, Gesture, Image: Translations of Performance and Genre in the Digital Age
The MHRA Presidential Address for 2018

16 October 2018

Professor Michael Cronin (Dublin)
Neill Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, 6pm
Utopia for Modern Languages and How We Can Get There

8 November 2018

Professor Roland Greene (Stanford)
Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, 6pm
Early Modern Prose Fiction: How to Think About It without Anticipating the Novel

9 November 2018

Professor Alain Viala (Oxford)
Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford, 5pm
Gallantry in Modern France

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