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.

Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture, Wednesday 13th December 2017

Peter Burke will compare and contrast two diasporas of intellectuals, Protestant refugees in the 17th century and Jewish refugees in the 20th

V International Conference Translating Voices, Translating Regions ‘Minority languages, risks, disasters and regional crises’

The themes for this conference will be minority languages, risks, disasters and regional crises.

Languages for the Future

Languages for the Future looks at the supply and demand for languages in the upcoming years given the current changes. This updates the 2013 British Council report which provided the first systematic analysis of the UK's language needs and identifies the languages which will be of crucial importance for the UK's future prosperity, security and influence.

The Waiwai and First Contact with the Missionaries

Room 4.38, Virginia Woolf Building, King's College London, 22 Kingsway, WC2B 6LE

Rodrigo Waiwai, from the indigenous village Mapuera, in the northern part of the Brazilian Amazon, will give a talk on the history of the Waiwai taking as a departure point the first contact with the missionaries that settled in the area in the late 1940s.

The History of the Waiwai from the Arrival of the Missionaries to the Demarcation of Land

Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 5BT

Rodrigo Waiwai, from the indigenous village Mapuera, in the northern part of the Brazilian Amazon, will give a talk on the history of the Waiwai taking as a departure point the first contact with the missionaries that settled in the area in the late 1940s.

Online Skills for Modern Language Practitioners

Room K2.40, King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

This two-day workshop will provide an opportunity to try out online tools that can support the learning and teaching of languages in different contexts and how we can research this. This workshop will be aimed at MFL teachers.

London Centre for Languages and Cultures Easter School 2018

King's College London

The LCLC Easter school aims to give students an insight into university-style language study. The main objective of the Easter school is to push students' knowledge of their curricular languages beyond what they are taught in the classroom.

  1. Travelling Concepts

    Words in action

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  2. Translation Acts

    Worldmaking on stage

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  3. Digital Mediations

    Mapping multilingualism and digital culture

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  4. Loaded Meanings

    New worlds for old words

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  5. Diasporic Identities

    Teaching languages, mediating cultures

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  6. Language Transitions

    Moving through languages
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