Call for applications: December 1, 2022 – February 28, 2023 via the VIU website
This course focuses on the growing interdisciplinary field of Linguistic Landscapes (LL), which traditionally analyses “language of public road signs, advertising billboards, street names, place names, commercial shop signs, and public signs on government buildings”, usually as they occur in urban spaces. More recently, LL research has evolved beyond studying only verbal signs into the realm of semiotics, thus extending the analytical scope into the multimodal domain of images, sounds, drawings, movements, visuals, graffiti, tattoos, colours, smells as well as people.
Students will be informed about multiple aspects of modern LL research including an overview of different types of signs, their formal features as well as their functions.
Faculty Kurt Feyaerts, KU Leuven Claire Holleran, University of Exeter Eliana Maestri, University of Exeter Michela Maguolo, Iuav University of Venice Luca Pes, Venice International University Paul Sambre, KU Leuven Richard Toye, University of Exeter
Are you considering a Phd? In this Eventbrite masterclass the experts disclose the secrets to a successful PhD proposal. Learn to apply like a pro!
When: Tue, 6 December 2022, 15:00 – 16:30 GMT
Learn how to write a PhD proposal, and apply for funding with this online masterclass.
Our experts will discuss the main funding schemes available and offer advice on how to decide your next move. They will also cover the ideal PhD proposal structure and key things to include.
There will be workshop segments and plenty of time for questions, and PGR involvement on the panel too.
Hosted by the Archaeology and History department at the University of Exeter, we invite all those (of any discipline) who are interested in the PhD application process. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please reserve a spot – the link will be emailed to you prior to the event.
If you have any questions, email James Davey at J.Davey3@exeter.ac.uk or your prospective supervisor.
World population has probably now reached 8 billion. For many, this will be a cause for alarm rather than celebration. However, Natalia Kanem, the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has rightly cautioned against ‘population alarmism’ and warned against population control measures, saying these have historically been ‘ineffective and even dangerous.’ Some commentators call for calm on the basis that past and present projections of runaway population growth leading directly to mass famine and other catastrophes have been overblown. A brief look back at the history of India’s experience of population control reminds us why population alarmism and population control can be so harmful.