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OWRI News and Events

Recent news

A number of the projects have now completed their research as part of the OWRI initiative. You can still access the individual project websites for information on their activities, outputs and participants. We include the final updates from July 2020 below as well as a listing of events organised during the course of the Initiative.

You can find further resources and outputs associated with the initiative on the OWRI Resources page.  


June 2020

Creative Multilingualism: Katrin Kohl and Rajinder Dudrah webinar

4 June 2020
Where: 17:00-18:00   (Online)
About: This event brings together Katrin Kohl (Medieval and Modern Languages) and Rajinder Dudrah (Professor of Cultural Studies and Creative Industries, Birmingham City University) in conversation about Creative Multilingualism as part of the TORCH Goes Digital events.
Visit: https://torch.ox.ac.uk/event/live-event-creative-multilingualism?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the_shadow_king_our_next_live_event&utm_term=2020-05-11

Disrupting Digital Monolingualism

16–17 June 2020
Where: 09:00  - 18:00  (Online)
About: This two-day workshop explores the theme of ‘Disrupting Digital Monolingualism’ and brings together leading researchers, educators, digital practitioners, language-focused professionals, policy makers and other interested parties to address the challenges of multilingualism in digital spaces and to collectively propose new models and solutions
Visit: https://languageacts.org/events/disrupting-digital-monolingualism/

May 2020

The harp in translation: Online concert and discussion

30 May 2020
Where: Online 7-8.30pm
About: How do musicians borrow ideas from other musical traditions, or techniques from other instruments – and in what ways does this behave like spoken language.  In this evening of performance and discussion, join harpist Tamsin Dearnley on a journey through Scotland, Japan, South America and beyond

Visit: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/22523

March 2020

'Celebration of Multilingualism'

14 March 2020
Where:10:00-16:00 The Barbican Centre, Level 4, Silk Street, London
About: Join us for a fun-filled and family-friendly day of events to celebrate multilingualism! Includes The Pop-Up World of Languages, Language tasters, Cultural performances, Book launch.
Vist: http://www.meits.org/events/event/celebration-of-multilingualism

February 2020

Using short film creatively in the language classroom

22 February 2020
Where: 10.00am - 3.00pm, Bedford Room, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU
About: This interactive INSET workshop for PGCE Language students and newly qualified language teachers (NQT) only, will provide a framework for introducing film literacy and critical analysis strategies required in several components of the Language syllabuses (GCSE and A-Level).
Vist: https://sas.sym-online.com/registrationforms/imlrbooking22582260962639735732/

Creativity with Languages in Schools

13 February 2020
Where:9.25am SOAS, University of London
About: This one-day workshop will be showcasing projects which encourage pupils to engage creatively with languages. Speakers and workshop leaders will include: Kate Clanchy, Suzanne Graham, Thomas Bak and Martin Maiden
Vist: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-creativity-with-languages-in-schools-tickets-65516522683

Linguistic Justice in Policy and Practice

11 February 2020
Where:17:00-18:30 Room 1S3, Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Hills Road, Cambridge
About: The learning and use of English is being promoted so energetically worldwide that it is essential to assess whether it serves as a panacea (strengthening multilingualism) or as a pandemic (marginalising other languages). Robert Phillipson, Emeritus Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark considers this topic of linguistic justice, particularly looking at Nordic and their policies aiming to ensure a healthy balance between English and national languages.
Vist: http://www.meits.org/events/event/linguistic-justice-in-policy-and-practice

January 2020

Language, Community and Creativity

31 January 2020
Where:13:30-15:30 Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, Bridgeford Street, Manchester,M13 9PL
About: This event presents three initiatives demonstrating how appreciation of linguistic diversity can reinvigorate audiences in creative industries. A multilingual opera retelling the Daedalus myth; film explorations of language-community relationships; an initiative to make Manchester Museum a model multilingual institution.
Vist: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/language-community-and-creativity-tickets-79362576603

Against the National Grain: Maktoob and the Arabic-Hebrew Bi-national and Bilingual Team Translation Model

29 January 2020
Where: 13:30-19:00 King's College London, Macadam Building 2.01 (entrance through Surrey St Building), London, WC2R 2LS
About: A free, public seminar discussing the Maktoob project and Arabic-Hebrew bi-national and bilingual team translation. Panels will discuss Translation in the Conflict Zone Why Bilingual? Why Bi-national? Maktoob and the Politics of Translation followed by r eadings from Journal of Levantine Studies special issue on the Maktoob translations.
Vist: https://languageacts.org/events/against-national-grain-maktoob-and-arabic-hebrew-bi-national-and-bilingual-team-translation-model/

December 2019

Modern Languages and Student Mentoring (Digital Modern Languages)

11 December 2019
Where: 5.30-7.30pm, Room 1.02, Bush House South East Wing, King's College London
About: This presentation will explore how mentoring methodologies have been brought together with digital technologies in Wales and England through the creation of a digital languages mentoring experience to improve pupil motivation. Join Claire Gorrara, Lucy Jenkins and Neil Mosley to explore the role of the digital across these two projects and discuss the design and methodological approaches taken.
Visit: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/21682

Negotiating Identity in Modern Language Teaching - Book Launch

9 December 2019
Where: 18:00 - 21:00 King's College London, Language Resources Centre, Room K-1.07.2, Level -1 (I.E. BASEMENT Level), King's Building, Strand, London WC2R 2LS - map of venue
About: Professor Catherine Boyle and Dr Inma Alvarez will introduce and launch Negotiating Identity in Modern Language Teaching edited by Matilde Gallardo. This book examines modern foreign language teachers who research their own and others' experiences of identity construction in the context of living and teaching in UK institutions, primarily in the Higher Education sector.
Visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/negotiating-identity-in-modern-language-teaching-book-launch-tickets-80509761865

Saved by the Digital: Ladino communities of the XXI century

6 December 2019
Where: Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU - map of venue
About: Today Ladino is classified as an endangered language by UNESCO as only an estimated 50,000 people worldwide can speak it. A fistful of activists and academics have now taken this struggle for linguistic and community survival to the digital world through the creation of virtual spaces where Ladino functions as the main means of communication.
Visit: https://crosslanguagedynamics.blogs.sas.ac.uk/event/saved-by-the-digital-ladino-communities-of-the-xxi-century/

November 2019

Proletkult and the Languages of Modernity

30 November 2019
Senate House, University of London, WC1E 7HU - map of venue
About: Proletkult refers to the Proletarian Cultural-Enlightenment Organization (Proletarskie kul'turno-prosvetitel'nye organizatsii). This workshop aims to explore Proletkult from the original angle of language, translation and collective identity, in both Marxist and non-Marxist keys.
Visit: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/17841

Multilingual Identities in Francophone Indian Literature: Ari Gautier in Conversation

27 November 2019
Fitzhugh Auditorium, Cohen Building, Exeter College, Oxford
About: At this event, Ari Gautier's novels and various aspects of multilingual and postcolonial literature and translation will be discussed with the author, Professor Jane Hiddleston (Exeter College, Oxford), Professor Blake Smith (Chicago University) and Sheela Mahadevan.
Visit: https://www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/about/events/multilingual-identities-francophone-indian-literature-ari-gautier-conversation

Cartoneras in London

23 November 2019
: Migration Museum, Lambeth, London, SE1 7AG - map of venue
About: The event will offer the chance to find out about this unique grassroots Latin American publishing phenomenon, and the Latin American community in London.
Visit: https://crosslanguagedynamics.blogs.sas.ac.uk/event/cartoneras-in-london-untold-stories-from-latin-america/

At Home I Speak

17 November 2019
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, London, E1 6LA - map of venue
About: What are the links between language and imagination? How do the languages we speak relate to community, culture and identity? Following a 2-month arts residency at Gearies Primary School in Redbridge - where the students speak 47 languages between them - come and watch a new verbatim play that explores and celebrates multilingualism.
Visit: https://crosslanguagedynamics.blogs.sas.ac.uk/event/at-home-i-speak/

Leveraging non-expert semantic intuitions/Heritage language learners on the move

14 November 2019
Where: Room 326, Raised Faculty Building, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics, Cambridge.
About: Leveraging non-expert semantic intuitions to support multilingual NLP. Heritage language learners on the move: The transnational process of managing and learning Chinese in a Mandarin community school
Visit: http://www.meits.org/events/event/leveraging-non-expert-semantic-intuitions-to-support-multilingual-nlp

Making Theatre in exile

14 November 2019
Hampstead Jazz Club (Duke of Hamilton Pub), 23-25 New End Road, London, NW3 1JD - map of venue
About: Delving into a suitcase full of sketches, songs and letters, the theatre group brings to life the story of the Laterndl theatre in Hampstead, established by a group of exile actors and writers from Nazi-occupied Austria during the Second World War.
Visit: https://crosslanguagedynamics.blogs.sas.ac.uk/event/making-theatre-in-exile/

Our temporary nest of birds

3-21 November 2019
West Midlands, England
About: This project aims to explore the female narrative of Panjabi wedding folk songs across both sides of Panjab in India, Pakistan and the diaspora with a focus on Birmingham and the Black Country over the past years.
Visit: https://www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/about/events/our-temporary-nest-birds

Barrio (II)

3 November 2019
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
About: Join a group of artists from Latin America and across the world for an evening of song, dance, art, spoken word, comedy and translation. Barrio will celebrate the diversity and resilience of the community living and working in the Elephant in times of change.
Visit: https://languageacts.org/events/barrio-ii/

October 2019

Translating Women: breaking borders and building bridges in the English-language book industry

31 October 2019, 9.15am - 1 November 2019, 8.00pm
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
About: Translated literature notoriously accounts for only 3.5% of published literature in the English-language book market, and less than one-third of this is women-authored. This conference will explore the circuits of translation of women-authored literature into English, with the aim of promoting synergies between academic and publishing contexts.
Visit: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/20101

Early Language Learning: What it (can) look(s) like…

24-25 October 2019
University of Cambridge: Lucy Cavendish College
About: The aim of the workshop is to discuss what language learning in primary and lower secondary school looks (or can look) like. Our main speakers are a mix of experienced practitioners, teacher trainers and academics, who will talk about successes and difficulties with language teaching and learning in their contexts and present practical tips for the classroom. We hope that the workshop will provide a platform for participants to exchange original ideas, share best practice and deepen their understanding of language teaching and learning.
Visit: http://www.meits.org/events/event/early-language-learning-what-it-can-looks-like

Opening of the Pop-Up Languages Museum (Cambridge)

19 - 27 October 2019
Cambridge: 'Escape At The Grafton', The Grafton Centre, Cambridge, CB1 1PS
About: The UK has a museum for dog collars and lawn mowers, but not for languages. This autumn MEITS are launching an innovative Pop-Up World of Languages exhibition to fill the gap. Aimed at the general public this event will encourage attendees to uncover the hidden treasures of languages through our family-friendly, hands-on activities and games.
Visit: http://www.meits.org/news/item/pop-up-world-of-languages-the-first-uk-pop-up-museum-of-languages

London Spanish Book Fair

4-5 October 2019
The Crypt InSpire - Liverpool Grove, London SE17 2HH
The London Spanish Book & Zine Fair presents authors and publishers, showcasing artist's books, zines and related material. Talks, workshops, activities and signings will take place throughout the fair. Open 2-7pm Friday 4th and 11-5pm Saturday 5th

Visit: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/20191

September 2019

Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood: Integration, Community, and Co-Habitation

25-27 September 2019
University College Dublin, Ireland - map of venue
The conference seeks to explore transcultural encounters in the urban neighbourhood. We posit that the urban neighbourhood is a social microcosm that allows for a more nuanced discussion of transculturality as lived practice.
Visit: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/17598

New Worlds for Old Words Colloquium

23 September 2019
King's College London, Council Room, King's Building, Strand, London WC2R 2LS - map of venue
About: A Loaded Meanings research strand conference studying the impact of cultured borrowing on the Romance languages and English.
Visit: https://www.languageacts.org/events/new-worlds-old-words-colloquium/

Wandering Kings and Travelling Tales in Borges

20 September 2019
SOAS University of London, Brunei Gallery, Room B 102
About: OWRI Creative Multilingualism and ERC Multilingual Locals, Significant Geographies present Wandering Kings and Travelling Tales in Borges with Professor Dominique Jullien. Borges, who devoted several essays and a book to the most famous version of that story, the story of Buddha.
Visit: https://www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/about/events/wandering-kings-and-travelling-tales-borges

Multilingualism and Identity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

12-13 September 2019
Murray Edwards College, Cambridge - map of venue
This conference brings together researchers in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, modern languages and education studies to explore multilingualism and identity from a variety of perspectives, with the aim of creating new synergies.
Visit: http://www.meits.org/events/event/multilingualism-and-identity-interdisciplinary-perspectives

Intersections of Language and Nature: Conservation, Documentation, and Access

6-7 September 2019
University of Pittsburgh - map of venue
The two-day symposium brings together scholars from indigenous communities, conservation practice, the arts, and academia to address the parallel threats facing linguistic and biological diversity and explore opportunities for collaboration.
Visit: https://www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/about/events/intersections-language-and-nature-conservation-documentation-and-access

Artificial Intelligence in the World of Languages

5 September 2019
University of Pittsburgh - map of venue
A workshop, that includes discussions on how can artificial intelligence (AI) support language learning and teaching, motivate language learning and open up career possibilities for language learners.
Visit: https://www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/about/events/artificial-intelligence-world-languages

July 2019

Worldmaking on Stage and the Work of Theatre Translation Beyond the Stage

30 July 2019
King's College London
About: Out of the Wings forum for researchers and practitioners, 'Worldmaking on Stage and the Work of Theatre Translation Beyond the Stage', taking place 30 July 2019 at King's College London. https://bit.ly/2KXdxsf
Visit: https://www.languageacts.org/news/out-wings-forum-cfp/

Digital Modern Languages Tutorial Writing Sprint

4-5 July 2019
Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG - map of venue
The Digital Modern Languages tutorial writing sprint is a physical and virtual event designed to create a variety of open educational resources demonstrating the critical use of digital tools and methods for teachers, learners and researchers interested in modern languages and cultures. This even is part of the Open World Research Initiative Language Acts and Worldmaking research project.
Visit: languageacts.org/digital-mediations/event/writing-sprint

June 2019

New approaches to transmedia and Language Pedagogy International Conference

27-28 June 2019
Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University - map of venue
This conference will bring together international researchers in all areas of Modern Languages, Pedagogy and Transmedia. It is an inter-disciplinary conference and papers have been accepted from a variety of areas.
Visit: www2.mmu.ac.uk/languages/about-us/events/detail/index.php?id=10915

Why the Digital is Blessing and Curse for Endangered Languages

25 June 2019, 6pm to 8pm
Bush House
, Lecture Theatre 2 - map of venue
Globalisation, urbanisation and climate change are affecting people's lives all over the world drastically. Languages are falling silent at an alarming rate. At the same time the advent of digital technology has allowed linguists all over the world to record these disappearing languages and to preserve them in digital archives around the world. The internet held the promise of democratising access to knowledge, it is also the demise for linguistic diversity as the knowledge represented is heavily skewed towards the knowledge of the usual subjects and is only accessible in English or Chinese.
Visit: https://bit.ly/2W28g7R

Languages INTER Networks

20-22 June 2019
Lancaster University - map of venue
Following up on our first symposium in March 2018, Multilingual Digital Authorship, this conference will focus on projects, works, and any form of creative digital artefacts online or offline, including anything from individual tweets, instapoems, and status updates to interactions and more complex projects.
Visit: www.meits.org/events/event/languages-inter-networks

Slanguages: Poetry in Motion

5 June 2019
Wolfson College, Oxford - map of venue
This conference will bring together international researchers in all areas of Modern Languages, Pedagogy and Transmedia. It is an inter-disciplinary conference and papers have been accepted from a variety of areas.
Visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/poetry-in-motion-spoken-word-hip-hop-performances-tickets-61485833784

Worldmaking Live Festival

3 June 2019, 10am to 6pm
King's College London, 8th Floor North, Bush House, WC2B 4BG - map of venue
Since 2016 Language Acts and Worldmaking has funded small projects and events across the UK and abroad to heighten our awareness of the ways in which languages are experienced, practised, taught and researched. Worldmaking Live brings many of these projects together for a diverse, exciting showcase of talks, presentations, stalls, performances and films, in what will be a celebration of all that the scheme has achieved so far: a Worldmaking community.
Visit: www.languageacts.org/events/worldmaking-live

See the new film from Creative Multilingualism about the Performing Languages conference that took place in February of this year.

May 2019

Across Languages: Translingualism in Contemporary Women's Writing

30-31 May 2019, 9am to 6pm
Senate House, University of London. WC1E 7HU - map of venue
This conference is organised by the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing (CCWW) in collaboration with the AHRC Open World Research Initiative project 'Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community', Translingual Strand. The aim is to bring together scholars working on translingual women's writing in a range of language fields, in order to explore the particular richness of texts produced by writers in languages that are not their mother tongues.
Visit: modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/17740

Workshops on Computer-Assisted Literary Translation (CALT) at Swansea University

27-28 May 2019
Swansea University, Keir Hardie Building 149, College of Arts and Humanities, Sketty SA2 8PP - map of venue
2-day workshop at Swansea University on Computer-Assisted Literary Translation (CALT) - part of the Open World Research Initiative: “Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community” - Translingual Strand, with additional support from Swansea's Language Research Centre.
Visit: https://languagestranslationandmediaatswansea.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/calt_may_schedule.pdf (PDF)

Soundscapes at Tate Exchange: 'Who are we?' exhibition

21-25 May 2019, 12 noon to 6pm
Tate Modern, Level 5, Blavatnik Building, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG - map of venue
The Open University researchers Inma Alvarez, Carlos Montoro and Mara Fuertes-Gutierrez build upon the AHRC project Language Acts and Worldmaking and 'A Stitch in Time' to bring you SoundShapes. This event invites you to walk through and experience the sounds and shapes of languages. Combining digital content, sound, embroidery, film and photography, it will take you on a linguistic and cultural journey exploring the everyday realities of diversity and cultural difference. Challenging you to rate different languages depending on how familiar you are with them and whether you 'like' their sound or not.
Visit: www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/tate-exchange/workshop/who-are-we-2019

Points of Intersection: Digital Modern Languages seminar

21 May 2019, 6pm to 8pm
King's College London, Bush House - map of venue
Researchers from across the AHRC Open World Research Initiative are launching a new Digital Modern Languages seminar series to raise the visibility of Modern Languages research and teaching which engages with digital culture, media and technologies. The first event will see a talk by Professor Claire Taylor (University of Liverpool).
Visit: digitalmodernlanguages.wordpress.com/2019/03/16/first-seminar-2

Cartoneras Latin American Cardboard Books

17 May 2019, 3pm to 5pm
The British Library - map of venue
About: This free event offers participants the chance to find out more about this phenomenon, including a chance to see some of the Library's own collection of cartoneras. A presentation by academic and researcher Dr Lucy Bell (University of Surrey) will be followed by a workshop where you will be able to try your hand at making your own cartonera.
Visit: www.bl.uk/events/cartonera-latin-american-cardboard-books

Living with/on the Border: writers, language and identity in north-east Italy from the end of World War II to the present

10 May 2019, 9am to 6:30pm
Senate House, University of London. WC1E 7HU - map of venue
This conference examines writing and identity in north-east Italy. It will explore the experiences, reflected in writers from the 1940s to the present, of the migrations of peoples between ex-Yugoslavia and Italy as a result of the end of WWII and its on-going.
Visit: modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/17755

April 2019

Poet in the Archives: Michael Hamburger

18 April 2019, 6:15pm to 8:15pm
The British Library - map of venue
An evening of readings and discussion at The British Library in celebration of the life, work and legacy of poet-translator Michael Hamburger. Preceded by a drinks reception. Tickets £7.
Visit: modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/17758

Language rules? Languages, standards and linguistic inequality: multilingualism and variation in education, law and citizenship

15-17 April 2019
University of Nottingham - map of venue
As part of the AHRC-funded project Multilingualism - Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS), Language Rules will bring together practitioners - teachers, speech therapists, examiners, dictionary-makers, lobbyists, policy-makers, and others - with academics to examine how assumptions about correct, acceptable or standard languages impact on everyday life in a multilingual world, and how to tackle potential inequalities.The conference includes a public Leverhulme Lecture by the Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at the University of Nottingham, Professor Doug Kibbee. The launch of We are Multilingual will also take place as part of the event.
To attend: please contact nicola.mclelland@nottingham.ac.uk

Franco-Australian Connections in an Industrial World

11 April 2019
Various locations in Bristol
About: A day of free events exploring connections between Europe and Australia. The starting point will be parallels in environmental concerns since the Industrial Revolution, when there was a significant increase in travel and cultural exchanges. The interactive activities will provide opportunities to appreciate how Australia, the Francophone world, and the UK have long had much in common.
Visit: www.languageacts.org/events/franco-australian-connections-industrial-world

March 2019

Nationalism, Ethnicity and Cultural Diversity in the Digital Age

14-16 March 2019
Durham Union Society Debating Chamber in the Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3EP - map of venue
Organised by the OWRI Cross Languages Dynamic Transnational research strand. This symposium aims to bring scholars from different disciplines and research areas to discuss possible approaches to understanding the role of digital media in ongoing transformations of nationhood, ethnicity and cultural diversity within and in-between states.
Visit: digitalnationalism.wordpress.com

February 2019

Manchester in Translation

21 February 2019, 10.00-17.00
Z Arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester - map of venue
Join Comma Press for a morning of talks and panels offering advice and insight into the world of translation. Organised in partnership with OWRI researchers in the Multilingual Manchester project. This morning session is an an opportunity for budding translators - or those with a passion for working between languages - to learn more about the life of the literary translator and discover ways of getting yourself published!
Visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/manchester-in-translation-morning-session-tickets-53542403771

Performing Languages Annual Conference

1-2 February 2019
Curzon Building,Birmingham City University - map of venue
This event provides an opportunity for researchers, artists and cultural practitioners to work together, sharing their experience and research about what it means to perform languages (in the broadest sense), to develop new insights, be inspired by new performance/research ideas, and expand their networks. As well as invited speakers there will be a number of performances.
There is a charge of £10 per day to attend, excluding accepted contributors.
Visit and book online: www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/about/events/performing-languages

January 2019

Computer Assisted Literary Translation

25-26 January 2018, 09.30-15.30
Swansea University, Sketty SA2 8PP - see map of venue
Swansea Translating and Interpreting Group is holding this workshop, part of OWRI's Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community - Translingual Strand. Literary translators tend to resist using the systems which dominate the lives of most other professional translators, such as CAT tools, translation memories, termbases, machine translation engines. But can these and corpus analysis tools be hacked for the benefit of literary translators? We will discuss the promise and risks involved. With training sessions on a variety of digital tools and presentations of research and practice. A second workshop on the 27-28th May 2018 is to follow.
Visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/computerassistedliterarytranslation-swansea-2019-january-tickets-52262999037

Languages in Conflict and Resolution

25 January 2018, 13.00-17.00
Lanyon Building, Queen's University Belfast - see map of venue
This half day conference organised by the MEITS project, will bring academics and practitioners together to discuss the role of languages in conflict and conflict resolution. This conference is open to the public.
Visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/languages-in-conflict-and-reconciliation-tickets-53292902506

November 2018

The Role of Emotions in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

24 November 2018, 10.00-17.00
Council Room, Kings Buildings, Kings College London - see map of venue
This international workshop seeks to examine the role of emotions both in and outside the language classroom. It aims to contribute to a better understanding of their importance in anyone learning or teaching a language. The role of teachers' wellbeing as a crucial prerequisite for fruitful language teaching and learning will be discussed, aiming to shine a light on how educators can balance their emotions. The workshop is free but there is limited availability.
Visit and register by November 14 2018: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-role-of-emotions-in-foreign-language-learning-and-teaching-tickets-51413333665

Literacy outcomes in northern Ghana / The effect of multilingual exposure on autism

22 November 2018, 13.00-14.30
Room GR05, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, 9 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP - see map of venue
This presentation will explore the effects of mother tongue-based education (MTBE), and an alternative approach, 'language matching' in northern Ghana, with a view to shedding light on how such programmes might affect literacy learning outcomes. The presentation will provide insights into the educational and linguistic challenges facing learners in multilingual regions of the Global South, and how such programmes might be tailored to have the most productive impact.
To attend: No registration required. See also: #OWRIupdates

invEStigadores: Culture, History, Law, and more! Exploring Humanities research in Spanish at Instituto Cervantes

13 November 2018, 18.30-20.00
Instituto Cervantes Manchester, 326/330 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4FN - see map of venue
About: Co-hosted by Instituto Cervantes Manchester and the University of Manchester this second session at the Instituto Cervantes Manchester is where academics will deliver a series of short talks in Spanish, followed by a reception where guests will have the opportunity to informally discuss the themes raised, thereby bringing together university researchers and members of the public to explore research in Spanish.
Visit: cultura.cervantes.es/manchester/en/Explorando-la-investigaci%C3%B3n-en-humanidades/123367

Jóvenes Latino Americanas Sin Fronteras

3 November 2018, 15.00
ATD Fourth World, 48 Addington Square, London - see map of venue
About: The first in a series of civic participation and creative leadership workshops for Young Latin American Women and Girls aged 14-21 age group, encouraging awareness and celebration of cultural, linguistic and racial identity and heritage.
Visit: https://crosslanguagedynamics.blogs.sas.ac.uk/events


8 November 2018, 17.00
The Parkside Gallery, Birmingham - see map of venue
About: Join Professor Rajinder Dudrah who leads research in the Creative Economy Strand and colleagues for energetic performances from various artists. Slanguages explores creative way artists take inspiration from and the use of different languages. The project is wide-ranging and includes many collaborations with partners such as Punch Records, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Beatfreaks, and Sputnik Theatre Company in London.
Visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/slanguages-launch-event-tickets-51657040599

Language and Identity: Explorations Through Film

10 November 2018, 14.00
The Former Cornerhouse, Manchester - see map of venue
About: Language and Identity is explored in the form of a mini film festival in Manchester. Including talks and discussion, the event is aimed at all members of the general public interested in language, identity and/or the short film documentary genre. Languages ranging from Arabic, indigenous languages of Mexico and South Africa, and 'Spanglish' are featured. All welcome.
Visit: http://projects.alc.manchester.ac.uk/cross-language-dynamics/language-and-identity-explorations-through-film

October 2018

Diagnosing and addressing publication bias/The effect of input variability on vowel training

25 October 2018
Room GR05, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, 9 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP - see map of venue
About: Diagnosing and addressing publication bias: Does bilingualism cause general changes to cognition
Visit: www.meits.org/events/event/diagnosing-and-addressing-publication-bias-does-bilingualism-cause-general

Half-term multilingual theatre workshop

29 October 2018 - 3 November 2018
Birmingham Repertory Theatre - see map of venue.
About: Are you in Year 10 or 11? Are you interested in performing arts and theatre-making? Even if you don't speak another language, are you interested in other cultures and countries? Or know a few words that aren't English? Do you want to create an exciting new theatre piece to be performed at Birmingham REP in half-term?
Visit: www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/about/events/half-term-multilingual-theatre-workshop

See also:

Pre-October 2018 events

2017 events