our words make worlds

Language Acts and Worldmaking is a flagship project funded by the AHRC Open World Research Initiative, which aims to regenerate and transform modern language learning by foregrounding language's power to shape how we live and make our worlds.

Out of the Wings Forum Cfp

Language Acts and Worldmaking invites proposals for its forthcoming 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.

New Worlds for Old Words Colloquium cfp

The Language Acts and Worldmaking Loaded Meanings research strand invites proposals for 'New Worlds for Old Words: the impact of cultured borrowing on the Romance languages and English', a colloquium taking place at King's College London, 23-24 September 2019.

Moral tales from the past for the present: Kalila wa-Dimna

Shia Ithna'ashari Community of Middlesex (SICM), North Harrow

Art and Activism in the Digital Age, an event

Bush House (SE) 6.04, King's College London

Multilingual digital storytelling, museum artefacts and the arts: Creative pathways to language-and-culture learning

Margaret MacMillan Building, Goldsmiths, University of London

Reframing Migration: Lampedusa, Border Spectacle and Aesthetics of Subversion

P21 Gallery, 21-27 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD

  1. Travelling Concepts

    Words in action

  2. Translation Acts

    Worldmaking on stage

  3. Digital Mediations

    Mapping multilingualism and digital culture

  4. Loaded Meanings

    New worlds for old words

  5. Diasporic Identities

    Teaching languages, mediating cultures

  6. Language Transitions

    Moving through languages