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.
This conference is intended to generate the first comparative overview of the extent to which Neoplatonist philosophy has permeated poetic forms, styles, themes and figurative language as well as poetic theory in seven principal languages of the greater Mediterranean region, from late antiquity to the modern period.
Free teacher subject specialism training for secondary modern foreign languages will be held in London and Norwich. The programme is delivered by King's College London's Modern Language Centre in collaboration with Lambeth Teaching Schools' Alliance.
In an interview for Research Fortnight's 500th issue, Catherine Boyle, Principle Investigator for Language Acts and Worldmaking, talks about the ideas behind the project.
This theme debates whether current policies in Modern Language Education are fit for purpose.
In this panel discussion, BBC broadcasters will discuss the complexities of language use in international broadcasting, and how different language services offered by the BBC World Service have influenced the languages in which they broadcast.
In this interactive theatre workshop, participants will explore the many ways in which we communicate across different languages, as well as within a shared language.
Words in action
Worldmaking on stage
Mapping multilingualism and digital culture
New worlds for old words
Teaching languages, mediating cultures
Language TransitionsMoving through languages