20 December 2008

Report from guest lecture and opening reception

In order to celebrate the opening of the centre, a celebratory guest lecture was given on 5 September 2008 by associate professor, Ph.D. George Hinge of the Institute of Language, Literature and Culture, University of Aarhus. George Hinge is an external member of the centre, and he contributes theoretical analyses of linguistic convergence and divergence in 19th and 20th century scholarship as seen from the Greek koine as well as from Vulgar Latin to the joint research project.

Adam Hyllested and Preben Dømler  People

Rector and people

The lecture, the title of which was Sproghistorie og identitet: Lingvistiske glans- og trusselsbilleder, was rather frequented, and the interest of the audience was extraordinary. If you missed the lecture, Dr. Hinges very detailed manuscript may be downloaded from here.


George Hinge  People

In immediate continuation of the lecture, the centre had arranged an opening reception at which a light meal consisting of canapés, fruit etc. was served accompanied by speeches by the Rector of the University of Copenhagen Ralf Hemmingsen, head of the centre Jens Elmegård Rasmussen as well as by two of the employees of the centre, associate professor, DPhil Birgit Anette Rasmussen and research assistant, MA Adam Hyllested (on behalf of the permanent employees and the external members of the centre respectively).


Rector giving his speech  Jens Elmegård Rasmussen giving his speech  Rector and vice dean

At the opening reception, too, the turnout was overwhelming (at one time, up to 70 guests were counted present), and just as it is the case with the preceding lecture, the reception can only be evaluated positively.

Jens Elmegård Rasmussen and people

Niels Reinholdt and Preben Dømler  Sebastian Mortensen and Tobias Søborg

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