By a decree dated 18 December 2013, gazetted on 23 December 2013, the President of Romania awarded Professor Martin Maiden, the Professor of the Romance Languages, the title of Commander in ‘Ordinul Naţional “Serviciu Credincios”’ (‘The National “Faithful Service” Order’).
Professor Martin Maiden, FBA, Professor of the Romance Languages and Fellow of Trinity, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Bucharest on 26 September 2013, in recognition of his work in promoting Romanian Studies.
A team of academics from Oxford University have been sent to a remote area of Indonesia in order to save a language spoken by only three people. The last few speakers of Indonesian language Dusner are been nearly wiped out by a flood and a volcano eruption. Linguists from the University of Oxford have rushed to Dusner, an Indonesian village, to capture the language, also called Dusner, before it is lost for ever.