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Tuesday 16th June
Times (UK time-BST) Activity Speakers
9.30-10.00 Introduction
10.00-11.00 Lightning talks 1 • Bunty Avieson - University of Sydney. Wikipedia as pharmakon: poison and cure for minority languages
• Andiswa Bukula - South African Centre for Digital Language Resources. Multilingualism in the South African context
• Matteo Dutto - Monash University, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics. #YouthintheCity: Re-mapping Transcultural Spaces through the Voices of Multilingual Migrant Youth
• Sarah McMonagle - University of Hamburg. Which (mis)perceptions matter in minority language media research? Reflections on/from an enquiry of digital language practices among Sorbian adolescents
• Pascal Belouin and Sean Wang - Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. RISE and SHINE: An API-based Infrastructure for Multilingual Textual Resources
11.00-11.30 Break
11.30-13.00 Panel • Anasuya Sengupta - Whose Knowledge? campaign https://whoseknowledge.org/
• Eduard Arriaga - University of Indianapolis http://www.eduardarriaga.com/
• Cosima Wagner - Freie Universität Berlin https://www.fu-berlin.de/sites/campusbib/Ansprechpartner/Wagner-Cosima/index.html
• Kalika Bali - Microsoft Research India https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/kalikab/
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Demos and posters Workshop participants pre-register for one of each of the following in two half-hour slots (14.00-14.30 and 14.30-15.00)

• Andrew Janco - Haverford College. Cadet: A Tool to Add New Language Models to spaCy
• Ethem Mandić - Faculty of Montenegrin Language and Literature (FCJK). Digitization of Montenegrin language skills in the global multicultural society
• Caoimhín Ó Dónaill - Ulster University. CLILSTORE: An open online platform for multimedia language learning

• Jessica Green - British Library. Around the British Library in 40 Languages: Engaging with a Different Community Each Week #AToUnknown
• Stuart Prior - Wikimedia UK. Wikidata and Languages: Building a multilingual internet
15.00-15.30 Break
15.30-16.30 Lightning talks 2 • Michael Castelle - University of Warwick. Multilingual Transformers: Linguistic Relativity for the 21st Century
• Leonore Lukschy - SOAS University of London. Making endangered languages archives linguistically accessible
• Ernesto Priani Saisó - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Challenges of not using English as the dominant language in DH international projects
• Carlos Yebra Lopez - New York University. How to Use Digital-Homelands in order to Revitalise Diasporic Languages
• Isabelle Zaugg - Columbia University's Data Science Institute. Let's Talk About Scripts
16.30-17.00 Conclusions
Wednesday 17th June
Time Activity Notes
9.20-9.30 Introduction
9.30-10.00 Keynote • Mandana Seyfeddinipur - SOAS. If it's not written it did not happen: The written bias in the digital world
10.00-11.00 Lightning talks 3 • Peter Chonka – King’s College London. Search as research in African indigenous languages: potentials and problematics of enquiry into auto-complete predictions/suggestions for Af Soomaaliga
• Anna Jørgensen - University of Amsterdam. Newswork on Wikipedia – the Case of the Coronavirus
• Pedro Nilsson-Fernàndez - University College Cork, Ireland. Digital Peripheries: A Postcolonial Digital Humanities Approach to Catalan 20th Century Literary Spaces
• Elizabeth Marie Thaut - SOAS, University of London. Language documentation and description with(in) a digital diaspora: The Sylheti Project - SOAS in Camden
• Cosima Wagner - Freie Universität Berlin. Challenging research infrastructures from a multilingual DH point of view - a short overview
11.00-11.30 Conclusions
12.00-13.30 ELTeC Workshop • Mini-workshop on Multilingual data in ELTeC: enacting European literary traditions led by Ioana Alexandra Lionte and Roxana Patraș - “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași.