We are a very active and vibrant research community. The events presented here are a selection of conferences, guest lectures and other events hosted and organised by staff of our department.

As a temporary, CV-19 related measure, MA students are allowed to count online lectures towards their guest lecture attendance credit. As an additional requirement, students are asked to submit a one-page summary of the lecture, including the main arguments and key concepts covered.

Autumn 2021

To be announced.


Date Title
9 April 2020  Imagining the Digital World: Identity, Society, Surveillance PD Dr. Julia Straub
2-4 May 2018  X-Scapes:10th Linguistic Landscape Workshop Prof. Dr. Crispin Thurlow
11-12 Dec. 2017
City Talk: Urban Identities, Mobilities and Textualities Joseph Comer, Gwynne Mapes
8-10 Nov. 2017 Visualizing (in) the New Media
Prof. Dr. Crispin Thurlow, Vanessa Jaroski
10-13 Oct. 2017 International Workshop on the Senses, Past and Present Prof. Dr. Annette Kern-Stähler
15-16 September 2017 Cuso Workshop 2017: The Materialities of American Culture Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rippl, PD. Dr. Julia Straub, MA Sofie Behluli
9-10 March 2017 Studies of Paradise: Where Language Meets Culture in the Pacific Dominique B. Hess, Tobias Leonhardt, Sara Lynch

Spring 2021

Autumn 2020

The CSLS (Center for the Study of Language and Society) host a lecture series on "Jugendsprache". To see their programme, click here. 

The BMZ (Berner Mittelalterzentrum) has a lecture series on "Fremdbilder - Selbstbilder: Juden und Christen im Mittelalter." Some lectures are held in English. Click here to see their programme.

Attending guest lectures from both these lecture series may be counted towards MA Students' 1 ECTS guest lecture requirement, if the chosen lecture is held in English. Moreover, if the lecture is online, students are required to write a one-page summary of the lecture.


Spring 2020

Due to COVID-19, all guest lectures were cancelled or postponed.

Autumn 2019

Spring 2019

Autumn 2018

Spring 2018

Autumn 2017