Open World event for Early Career Researchers at Senate House in London

The ten PDRAs currently employed on the MEITS project, together with the project PI, attended a meeting organised by the AHRC in London for all the Early Career Researchers across the four OWRI projects. Each PDRA gave a three-minute summary of their research, underlining how these projects will contribute to revitalising modern languages research and inspiring the next generation to study languages.

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Strand 1 workshop: Multilingual (Con)figurations: Catalan and Ukrainian in Dialogue

The Strand 1-led event, Multilingual (Con)figurations: Catalan and Ukrainian in Dialogue offered a rare opportunity for collaboration between leading international scholars in both Catalan and Ukrainian Studies.

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Celebrating Languages in Cambridge

Wednesday 22 March saw the first collaborative community event between the MEITS team and the Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum, bringing together the wide range of local communities to celebrate multilingualism in the City. As well as engaging conversations and a performance of Sudanese music over some delicious local food, the day comprised activities - including an interactive language map of Cambridge, a graffiti wall and multilingual Banagrams amongst others - centred around sharing ideas of what it means to be multilingual for those living in Cambridge today.

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Talk on ‘Breton and the ECRML’ at the Cornish Language Festival in Penzance

On Saturday 25 February 2017, Merryn Davies-Deacon gave a talk on "Breton and the ECRML ( European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages)" at the Cornish Language Festival in Penzance. She presented an overview of where Breton stands in relation to the provisions of the unratified ECRML and how this can be compared with the situation of Cornish, for which the charter has been ratified but few concrete steps have been taken by the British government.

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