Open World Research Initiative (OWRI)
Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community
Durham’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures (MLAC) and School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA) are key contributors to Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community (CrossLangDyn), one of the four large, interdisciplinary research programmes that the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is funding as part of its Open World Research Initiative (OWRI).
OWRI represents a major investment by the AHRC in its priority area of Modern Languages. It is designed to foreground and explore the central role that languages play in relation to key contemporary issues, such as social cohesion, migration, health, business and diplomacy. The initiative aims to have a significant positive impact on the study of Modern Languages in the UK.
The Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community consortium is led by Professor Stephen Hutchings (University of Manchester). It is made up of three core partner institutions – University of Manchester, Durham University, and London University’s Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Studies. It includes further collaborative partnerships with a number of other universities, in the UK and abroad, as well as a wide range of non-academic organisations, from sixth-form colleges and local councils to arts institutions, cultural diplomacy networks and foreign-policy think tanks.
The consortium’s programme is structured into three interconnected research strands – the Multilingual (led by Professor Yaron Matras, University of Manchester), the Translingual (led by Professor Catherine Davies, IMLR, SAS, London University), and the Transnational (co-led by Professors Andy Byford, MLAC and Anoush Ehteshami, SGIA, Durham University).
News & Announcements
19 July 2018
15 July 2018
Juline Beaujouan publishes a two-part paper on the effects of the Syrian conflict and the problem of Syrian refugees in Jordan (Part I) and Lebanon (Part II). These reports are based on her recent HEFCE-funded fieldwork in the region.
11 July 2018
3 July 2018
Dr Konstantin Zamyatin publishes blog post on 'Minority Language Education in Russia: Enforcing the Voluntary Teaching of Non-Russian Languages' for the International Centre for Ethnic and Linguistic Diversity Studies, Prague, Czechia. The same paper was presented in Russian at the conference on ‘Principles of Teaching Native Languages and State Languages of Republics of the Russian Federation’, Institute of History, Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russian Federation on 11 July 2018.
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