Earlier conferences

25 - 27 April 2024Multimodal Landscapes of Mediterranean Antiquity

The workshop “Multimodal Landscapes of Mediterranean Antiquity” will catalogue and study existing and remembered imageries of ancient pasts in the city of Essen. Co-organised by Senior Fellow Marta García Morcillo (Durham University, UK) and her tandem partner Florian Freitag (University of Duisburg-Essen), this experimental project will unite researchers from different fields to investigate cultural artifacts and signs on site, including advertising, branding, photographs, and street art as well as permanent, ephemeral, and vanished architectural elements and recorded events that establish connections between ancient Mediterranean cultures and Essen’s modern cityscape (19th to 21st centuries). This pilot project will serve as a case study for an interactive digital resource that maps and visualises the multimodal landscapes of Mediterranean antiquity in the Ruhr metropoles as well as in other cities of the world.


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September 22-24, 2021 DGFF Congress 2021

The EFL education department is pleased to announce that the 29th DGFF (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung) congress will take place at the University of
Duisburg-Essen from September 22-24, 2021. We are organizing this event in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Katja F. Cantone-Altıntaș of the Institut für DaZ/DaF (Deutsch als Zweit- & Fremdsprache), Prof. Dr. Daniel Reimann of the Institut für Romanische Sprachen und Literaturen, and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sevgi Çıkrıkçı of the Institut für Turkistik. This congress aims at bringing together experts in the field of foreign language education to explore new discourses, concepts, and opportunities for foreign language classrooms.

Further information will be uploaded via the DGFF-website

September 20-22, 2019, "Die Wolfsburg" Mülheim 3rd Global Conference on Superheroes

The 3rd Global Conference on Superheroes invites inter-disciplinary discussion on superheroes and the notion of the super-heroic. In particular, this edition welcomes a focus on Batman, whose eightieth anniversary is being marked in 2019.

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May 15-18, 2019, KWI and UDE Playing the Field II: Video Games, American Studies, and Space

Over the course of the last four decades, video games

have blossomed into a main feature of contemporary popular culture with millions of players around the globe. The development and sale of video games has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Similarly, the study of video games has moved from the unassuming pages of (analog and digital) fan sites to major journalistic sites and academic journals. As an interdisciplinary field, Video Game Studies draws from numerous disciplines. Although American Studies has also productively engaged with the phenomenon, the study of video games continues to occupy a fringe position within the field. In its critical engagement with video games, the conference hopes to contribute to and expand current debates with a thematic focus on a topic central to American Studies: spatiality. Contributions to the conference will bring the rich theoretical repertoire of the study of space in American Studies into conversation with questions about the production, representation, and experience of space in video games. 

Key Note Speakers

  • Michael Nitsche (Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts),
  • Barbara Buchenau (UDE)  

The conference is open to interested scholars and the general public free of charge.

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The poster announces the Sociolinguistics LabFest on 9 April 2019, 5pm at the Glaspavillion.

04 April 2019 Sociolinguistics LabFest

Welcome to the inaugural Sociolinguistics LabFest. Please join us for an evening of brief research presentations (PechaKucha style), posters, discussion, and of course, food and drink. We look forward to seeing you!

04 April 2019, 5pm

Glaspavillon Campus Essen, R12 S00 H12

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15 February 2019 ALUS 2019: Symposium on Simultaneity

Association of Literary Urban Studies (ALUS) Symposium on Simultaneity at UDE 15 February 2019

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23 November 2018 LASIG 2018: Reforming the foreign language classroom – empowering students to take ownership

Together with IATEFL/LASIG, the Applied Linguistics-Didactics Section of the Dept. of Anglophone Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen will host a one-day conference on autonomy in language learning.


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22-26 August 2016 ICEHL 19

The 19th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics took place 22-26 August 2016 and was organized by the Department's Linguistics Section.

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