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October 2018

Fulfilling Indigenous Peoples’ and Minority Rights to Culture and Language

October 11, 2018 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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The conference is supported by the Cassal Trust Fund and OWRI Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community, and is jointly convened by the Human Rights Consortium, the Institute of Modern Languages Research (School of Advanced Study, University of London), and Brunel University Law School - also in association with Senate House Library and the 12th Native Spirit Film Festival. Keynote speaker and Public Lecture at 4.00pm: Fernand de Varennes, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues (Université de Moncton, University of Pretoria).…

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November 2018

Jóvenes Latino Americanas Sin Fronteras

November 3, 2018 at 11:00 am - December 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm
ATD Fourth World, 48 Addington Square, London SE5 7LB

A series of civic participation and creative leadership workshops for Young Latin American Women and Girls aged 14-21, promoting leadership opportunities and positive appreciations of the participants’ own multilingual identities and capabilities. The workshops will run every Saturday at 11-2pm (lunch provided) from Saturday 4th November, with a final public event on Saturday 15th December. Regular participants will receive a certificate from the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London. Please register here Organised by Latin American Women's Rights Service,…

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Language and Identity: Explorations Through Film

November 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Former Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Road, Manchester M1 5NH

The dynamic relationship between languages and the different community identities to which they are linked can be explored innovatively through film.  This event will showcase four short films made by former students of the University of Manchester’s Visual Anthropology MA programme, who are now independent film makers. They address themes from the Manchester-led, Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded ‘Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community’ research project which supported the films. Languages ranging from Arabic, indigenous languages of Mexico and South Africa, and…

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January 2019

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

January 10, 2019 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A conference of the UCD Humanities Institute, University College Dublin in collaboration with the Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Call for papers deadline: 10 January 2019 Conference dates: 25-27 September 2019, Dublin Global mass migration on an unprecedented scale; dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean by refugees who are fleeing persecution and warfare; the loss of family and friends; the loss of home; the challenge of integrating the arrivants / arrivantes; and conflicting notions…

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March 2019

Languages of Moscow

March 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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image: Kievskaya Station, Moscow Metro The “Languages of Moscow” project investigates urban multilingualism from the perspectives of language function, education and language policy, among others. The main aims of the project are to study and explain linguistic diversity, the dynamics of language/culture contact, language shifts and identity construction strategies in the Russian capital. The ethnic, linguistic, cultural and religious diversity of Moscow – Europe’s largest city - is under-researched and in urgent need of investigation. It is fascinating to examine…

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