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.

Impact on Curriculum Innovation

The Language Acts and Worldmaking team have received four King’s Curriculum Innovation Awards to develop new interdisciplinary and service modules for undergraduate students.

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.

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.

Creative Translation Day for Schools

King's College London, Learning Centre, Somerset House East Wing, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

Moral Tales from the Past for the Present: Kalila wa-Dimna

Shia Ithna'ashari Community of Middlesex (SICM), Mahfil Ali centre, 39 Gloucester Rd, Harrow HA1 4PR

Art and Activism in the Digital Age

King's College London, Bush House (SE) 6.04, 30 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BG

Language Acts and Worldmaking Debates: Collaboration in Languages in HE - Towards New Models?

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

  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