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18:30 - 19:30 15 May 2013

Lingua franca: Global and Local French in the Middle Ages


Arts & Humanities Common Room - G24 | Foster Court (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

This session will be presented by UCL researchers, funded by the AHRC and Leverhulme Trust, working on the global and local medieval uses of French and French culture. What do we make of this international phenomenon? Why did people in so many places chose to write and read in French, and what did that choice mean to them? Is it even accurate to describe this global medieval language as ‘French’? Can modern transnational languages such as Globish throw light on the past – or vice versa?

Panellists Ella Cullen, Dr Elizabeth Dearnley and Dr Jane Gilbert will lead the session.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception.

Registration recommended.


Felicity Stafford



UCL Festival of Arts 2013