ACTIVITIES OF PROF. FIRDOUS AZIM
Prof. Firdous Azim, Chairperson, ENH gave the key note speech titled ‘The History of Feminism in Bangladesh in Five Images’ at The Passover ‘Human Rights and Human Dignity’ Conference that held from April 19-21, 2019 at Asian University for Women, Chittagong. She was also one of the panelists of two panels. This conference brought together experts from various fields to discuss and shed light on matters related to human rights and human dignity through the lens of gender, primarily in the South Asian context.
On April 25, 2019 Prof. Firdous Azim also moderated a seminar on ‘sexual harassment and prevention’ at Central Women’s University. At the beginning of the event Dr. Perween Hasan, Vice Chancellor of CWU gave welcome speech. The main speaker of the seminar—Farah Kabir who is the country director of ActionAid Bangladesh, said that in sexual harassment cases, victims suffer more than the guilty ones. In her speech, Prof. Azim called upon everyone to be vocal towards the prevention of sexual harassment. The seminar ended with a q/a session of the students.
BRACU STUDENT WINS THE FIRST RUNNER-UP AWARD AT ULAB
Mairuna Farhin, a BA student of ENH, won the first runner-up award for the best academic paper at the two day inter-university student conference and cultural competition on “The Romantic and the Gothic”, celebrating the 200th “Romantic Miraculous Year”. It was held on 18 and 19 April, 2019 and was organized by the Department of English and Humanities (DEH) at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). The event featured student representatives from 15 public and private universities. Dr. Sohana Manzoor, Assistant Professor at DEH, was the Convener of the event.
BOOK CHAPTER PUBLISHED BY ENH FACULTY MEMBER
Dr. Asifa Sultana, Assistant Professor, has published a chapter in the book Grammatical Profiles: Further Languages of LARSP. This book is on the grammatical profiles of children's language development. She and her research collaborators have written a chapter on microprofiles of morphological development of Bangla-speaking children. They have been working on this study since 2016.
The book covers a range of languages in terms of laying out a map of development which is a pre requisite for designing intervention tools for children with language difficulties. This is the third volume of the LARSP book series that have been widely used by child language researchers and speech therapists.