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.

Languages Memory: Conference

In our first conference, Languages Memory, we want to enliven our awareness of the ways in which languages are experienced, practised, taught and researched

Language Acts and Worldmaking: Small Grants Scheme

Language Act and Worldmaking is delighted to announce a new Call for Proposals for our Small Grants Scheme. For this call, we would like to extend and expand upon the theme of Languages Memory, the title of our first conference to be held in Bush House, London, 13-14 June, 2018.

Language teachers in the 21st century: Perspectives and trajectories

The Diasporic Identities research strand of the project is excited to announce a collaboration with the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) Research Network.

Out of the Wings Festival

Cervantes Theatre; King's College London Waterloo Campus; Africa Centre; Jerwood Space; Flying Fantastic

The Out of The Wings annual festival returns to London on 2nd-6th with a fantastic programme of rehearsed play readings, workshops and a one-day forum celebrating theatre in translation.

Worldmaking on Stage: Theatre Translation Research as Practice

King's College London Waterloo Campus, James Clerk Maxwell Building (G.14)

As part of the 2018 Out of the Wings Festival, Out of the Wings is coming together with the Language Acts and Worldmaking project, and Goldsmiths, University of London to offer a one-day discussion forum aimed at practitioners of theatre and theatre translation and academic researchers working on theatre and translation studies.

Languages Memory Conference

Digital Mediations Survey

  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