Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Arts Languages and Cultures

Abstract

This programme aims to develop a new Modern Languages (ML) research paradigm capable of re-conceptualizing the relationship between language and community for the benefit of a more open world. It addresses questions of whether and how the languages we speak define the communities we align with, and how language community boundaries may be made more porous. It identifies 3 intersecting community configurations attributing different roles to language, and attracting distinct methodologies: the multilingual, the transnational and the translingual. In each case, it investigates ties and disjunctions between language and nationhood, and the dynamic of top-down institutional and grassroots networking dimensions of community-building. Tackling these issues across all 3 configurations, each corresponding to a research strand, it aims to recast ML agendas, reshape adjacent disciplinary priorities, offer insights to policy-makers, and invest the civic university with new purpose.

Three core institutions will each lead a research strand: Manchester (multilingual), Durham (transnational), and the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London (translingual). We draw on pockets of excellence at 9 other HEIs. Our main languages represent some of the world's largest language communities. They also have the capacity to traverse the strands: Arabic, Chinese, German, Russian, and Spanish are at once community languages, the glue binding transnational networks, and a medium through which language communities embrace translingual values. Related cross-cutting patterns characterize 8 international cities which provide nodal points for our research. We will link stakeholders to relevant strands: city councils to multilingualism; foreign policy think tanks and cultural diplomacy institutions to transnationalism; translation networks and media, arts and cultural organizations to translingualism. Within a new arena of collaboration, we will facilitate dialogue between ML's different branches, with allied humanities disciplines and with stakeholders. Reconciling their responses to a focused set of questions, we aim to forge a groundbreaking paradigm for theorizing the language-community relationship. Pedagogy initiatives centre on mobilizing the linguistic resources of minority communities for societal cohesion purposes. We will generate training activities integrating our programme's multiple disciplinary approaches and our main languages, targeting PGRs via doctoral consortia. RAs will benefit from a step change in career preparation via project partner placements and Digital Humanities skill sets.

Outputs include a database capturing urban linguistic landscapes, monographs and edited volumes re-conceiving the language-community relationship, a film, a prospectus for future ML research, and publications summarizing the outcomes of cross-strand dialogues and single-strand research. We are commissioning an opera inspired by the aspiration to transcend language difference through music. Outputs co-produced with project partners include reports for city councils and arts organisations; briefings on the politics of transnational language communities; advice packages for translator networks and SMEs operating across language communities. We will produce a report on revitalizing ML curricula by unifying our field around a coherent set of themes and approaches.

Combining significant scale with a focused agenda, our programme will maximize impact and sustainability. Its legacies will be to (i) transform ML's profile within the humanities (ii) initiate long-term improvements to community relations and intercultural understanding; (iii) raise public consciousness about language's potential within cultural and creative arts communities; and (iv) develop ML curricula which overcome the language/content dichotomy and emphasize community-based learning. They will be secured via a Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Community.

Planned Impact

Collaborations with project partners and stakeholders will contribute to long-term improvements in community relations and intercultural understanding, and raise public consciousness about language's potential within the creative and performing arts. Ultimately, by integrating university and school ML teaching and research with local, national and international communities where language choice is important, we aim to transform the status and role of ML and of the civic university within societies at large, brokering a cross-sector, cross-language 'knowledge commons'. Impact activities are aligned with the programme structure. Project partners will co-develop the research agenda and are central to our impact strategy. Impact will be distributed across four intersecting areas, corresponding to the three research strands and our work with schools and university ML curricula. Within each strand, the benefits of our research will extend to partners at both institutional and network levels.

MULTILINGUAL STRAND
The reports and database we generate for city authorities will contribute to inter-community integration and economic regeneration inspired by language difference. Research tools co-designed with stakeholders will enable them to assess needs relating to population diversity. Collaboration with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre will forge a new model for HEI-local government-minority community relations. We will work with local authorities to promote the sharing of best practice in diversity management, empower UK minority language speakers with the confidence to access services to which they are entitled, and foster cross-language exchange between community-based networks.

TRANSNATIONAL STRAND
By working with official agencies whose role is to foster intercultural understanding and mutual respect between citizens of different nations, we will improve the efficacy of their cultural diplomacy strategies and their community-building efforts. At the policy making level, we will advance the understanding of think tanks such as Chatham House of the politics of transnational language communities, particularly in contested regions (e.g. the Middle East). Transnational diaspora groups will benefit from the development of new identity-building initiatives facilitated with arts organizations.

TRANSLINGUAL STRAND
Collaboration with arts organizations will increase their capacity to attract and maintain audiences across linguistic borders. Explorations of the potential of minority languages and literatures, new translation technologies, and hybrid art forms combining linguistic and non-linguistic elements (opera, film), will strengthen aesthetic community practices which transcend language difference. Analyses of translingual commercial and consumer networks will enhance the strategies of SMEs marketing across language communities. By targeting minority and diaspora communities in our chosen international cities, the film made by the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology will promote dialogue across language boundaries, contributing to a greater sense of shared belonging.

SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES
Our report on revitalizing university ML curricula and PGR training by integrating the discipline's disparate branches around a coherent set of themes and approaches will enable advancements in the deployment of community-based PG placements, and demonstrate how UG students benefit from volunteering schemes linked to language communities, nationally and in Year-Abroad programmes. Centring on collaboration with South Sefton 6th Form College, research will benefit ML secondary school teaching, facilitating (a) the incorporation of intercultural competence into A-level syllabuses; (b) the enhancement of students' linguistic and digital literacies (soft skills vital for employment prospects); (c) the advancement of participatory learning techniques; (d) the fostering in students of a sense of global citizenship.

Organisations

 
Title Can the subaltern speak online? 
Description Video overview of Thea Pitman's seminar 'Can the subaltern speak online' edited by Prof. Paul Cooke & Dr. Thea Pitman 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video has had 97 views and has been shared to further explain the topic by various partners involved. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTudoYtvnME
 
Title Digital & Quantitative Research Methods for the Study of Screen Cultures 
Description Sadler Seminar Overview: Digital and Quantitative Methods for the Study of Screen Cultures, 05 May 2017 This fourth session in the Sadler Seminar series, 'Remapping World Cinemas for the Digital Age', was methodological in emphasis. We considered the achievements and potential as well as some of the problems with digital and quantitative approaches to the study of film and audiences, and to new and social media. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Shared on social media and with partners 
URL https://youtu.be/iD7YODh_Od0
 
Title European Film and 'the Crisis' 
Description This film provides an overview of the Sadler seminar led by Dr. Angelos Koutsourakis on European Cinema and the EU crisis, held at University of Leeds on 19 May 2017. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The film captures the high level of discussion and engagement from the seminar. The film is being shared on social media and across peer network within academia and the film sector. 
URL https://vimeo.com/230349778
 
Title Hair Talk 
Description This is an ethnodrama based on qualitative fieldwork I conducted on Arab women's experiences of cancer. It was written to be performed alongside the video installation 'Hair Talk'. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The performance forms has become part of a series of works I am presenting at the Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute of the American University of Beirut Medical centre to support the delivery of an arts-in-health programme. 
 
Title Hair Talk 
Description Video Installation 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The installation has becomes part of a series of works I am curating for the Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute of the American University of beirut medical Centre to support the delivery of an arts-in-health programme for cancer patients and their carers. 
 
Title I am Waiting For You [Arabic title: Wasafuli al-Sabr] 
Description 'I am Waiting For You' (Wasafuli al-Sabr) is an original play that I wrote and is the first dramatic staging of Arab women's experience of cancer. Based on interviews I conducted with real-life female cancer patients from the Arab world, the play explores women's cancer from the inside out. What does it feel like to 'have' - or be had by - cancer? How does it impact upon one's relationship with oneself and with others - doctors, husbands, lovers, children, fellow sufferers? Why is women's cancer so often defined as a period of interminable waiting with neither beginning nor end? Why do we insist on perceiving it as "end-of-life" narrative rather than a journey towards recovery? 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact In the first series of events, the play performed both to the general public at a leading theatre in Beirut and later to healthcare practitioners and medical students at the Lebanese American University Medical-Center-Rizk hospital in Beirut, thus marking the first occasion upon which Arab adult theatre has been performed at a hospital. In the second set of events the play performed at the Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute of the American University of Beirut Medical Centre to mark World Cancer Day and as the opening ceremony for their Annual Breast Cancer Conference. The performance at a major cancer institute which plays a key role in medical education and care in the region was significant as it allowed us to perform to over 200 national and international physicians. Overall, the initial significance of the impact can already be noted in the huge media interest that the various performances have generated. Both the director and the writer (myself) were interviewed 11 times on national and regional TV and once on Arabophone American TV and a Francophone Arab radio. In some cases, the interviews were accompanied by clips from the play, interviews with the audience and commentary on the significance of the play. So far, the play has been very positively reviewed in 15 national and regional newspapers and online magazines. In addition, there were short pieces and commentaries in various other media outlets. *Some of the reviews described the play as follows: 'taboo-breaking'; 'De-demonizes Arab women's cancer'; 'The piece participates in a profound humanitarian mission: to clarify, to console and to calm'; 'An excellent work of theatre of information, of transparency and of therapy'. So far, feedback from cancer patients, emails from oncologists, NGO's and cancer support groups indicate that the performance has had a positive impact on cancer patients, oncologists, cancer NGO's and support groups. In sum, the impact that has resulted from this performance is as follows: 1. Break the taboo in the Arab world surrounding cancer on the one hand and female illness on the other. 2. Give public voice to female cancer patients, highlighting their subjective experiences with the disease and their affective response to oncologists and their clinical practice. 3. Produce and extend new themes, contexts and questions in the fields of the dramatic and performing arts in the Arab world. The staged performance of cancer accounts has crossover impact and will enhance creative outputs. 4. Address the need for support networks/groups for Arab cancer patients. 5. The collaboration with a practice-based Lebanese theatre director as well as with professional actors from the Arab world has stimulated and enhanced cross-national and international exchange and knowledge transfer. 6. The performance and the Q and A have opened channels of networking between cancer patients across the Arab world and potentially link their narrative experiences to patients in other cultures. The cast are from different parts of the Arab world. 9. Raise funds for SAID Cancer NGO's. 
 
Title I am Waiting For You [Arabic title: Wasafuli al-Sabr] 
Description This is a short film that I wrote and which is based on Arab women's testimonies of their cancer experience. The film acted as a video installation at the start of our staged performance of women's cancer accounts. Generally, the film paid tribute to many Arab woman's silent experience of cancer and at the same time acted as a subtext to the stories of those women heard on stage. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The impact resulting from this film is part of the wider impact resulting from the staged performance. 
 
Title IFI YEHYA AND KAYS- MIMI 
Description Participatory film produced as part of our sub project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Used to engage heritage and policy community in Beirut 
URL https://vimeo.com/groups/599252/videos/347753781
 
Title Making Theatre in Exile 
Description In collaboration between researchers at the IMLR and the theatre group Foreign Affairs, an original play was devised on the basis of archival holdings at the School of Advanced Study (University of London) of play scripts, letters etc relating to the Austrian Exile Theatre 'Laterndl'. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Requests for further information on the 'Laterndl' have been made by members of the general public. There are plans to apply for further funding to expand and repeat the performance elsewhere. The reach of the event was increased through collaboration with the Being Human Festival. 
URL https://modernlanguagesresearch.blogs.sas.ac.uk/2020/02/18/bringing-archives-to-life-for-the-being-h...
 
Title Sin Fronteras Zine 
Description As an output of the Sin Fronteras creative leadership programme (see engagement activities), participants produced a series of creative outputs (primarily multilingual poetry) which were published in a Zine produced at the end of the programme. In the Zine, participants mix languages and media, drawing freely and creatively on their range of linguistic and non-linguistic resources, and creating a space in which they were able to express their translingual identities and use these multiple forms of expression as a tool for change. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The Zine has just been published but will be circulated within the networks of the project partners (the Latin American Women's Rights Service and Southwark Council) and provides an opportunity for the participants to communicate the issues and values of importance to them, such as fighting xenophobia and linguistic and gender discrimination. The Zines also provide participants with a more permanent record of their achievements as part of the programme. 
URL https://crosslanguagedynamics.blogs.sas.ac.uk/2019/03/07/zine-sin-fronteras-creative-leadership-prog...
 
Title The Digital Single Market 
Description A short film featuring presentations and discussions from our "Remapping World Cinemas in the Digital Age" Sadler Seminar "The Digital Single Market" organised by Dr Vlad Strukov. The film was edited and produced by Prof. Paul Cooke. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact TBC 
URL https://vimeo.com/228386293
 
Title The Road to Relief 
Description Participatory Film made as part of our OWRI project in Lebanon 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact used to engage with the British Council and various heritage organisations supporting youth-led advocacy. 
URL https://vimeo.com/groups/599252/videos/342977693
 
Title The Starting Point 
Description Participatory film made with young people in Lebanon as part of our OWRI project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Used to engage with the British Council and other heritage organisations in Beirut. 
URL https://vimeo.com/groups/599252/videos/338081345
 
Title To be remembered not repeated 
Description Youth-focussed participatory film made as part of our Lebanon project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Used to engage with the British Council and other hertiage organisations in Beirut. 
URL https://vimeo.com/groups/599252/videos/347753963
 
Title War and Drugs 
Description Participatory youth-focussed film 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Used to engage British Council and other heritage organisations in Beirut 
URL https://vimeo.com/groups/599252/videos/338046369
 
Description Escritura digital: estrategias de enseñanza-aprendizaje en entornos digitales
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Last year a group of researchers were asked to collaborate on a book about new reading and writing practices for the National Center for Educational Innovation and Research (Ministry of Education and Vocational Training of Spain). Carlos Scolari (from the Pompeu Fabra University - Barcelona), José Antonio Cordón-García (from the University of Salamanca), Daniel Escandell-Montiel (from Manchester Metropolitan University) coordinated the three sections that make up this volume. I contributed a chapter dedicated to digital writing: teaching-learning strategies in digital environments. The volume, entitled Lectoescritura Digital, can be downloaded free of charge. Since it was published five months ago it has been downloaded over 2,000 times. Link: https://sede.educacion.gob.es/publiventa/lectoescritura-digital/investigacion-educativa/22961
URL https://sede.educacion.gob.es/publiventa/lectoescritura-digital/investigacion-educativa/22961
 
Description AHRC Research Network, Highlight notice for international development
Amount £59,893 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/R004242/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description AHRC-MRC Global Public Health: Partnership Awards
Amount £183,621 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/R005869/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description BA Small Research Grant
Amount £9,920 (GBP)
Funding ID SG171629 
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 11/2018
 
Description Public Engagement Innovators Scheme
Amount £600 (GBP)
Organisation University of London 
Department School of Advanced Study
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 02/2018
 
Description Research Impact Fund
Amount £6,302 (GBP)
Organisation Durham University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description Research Impact Fund
Amount £6,773 (GBP)
Organisation Durham University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 07/2018
 
Description Alternative Concepts of Belonging 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-organisation of a panel at the Lisbon MLA and of a 2-day conference in London, co-editorship of a joint publication (a special issue of German Life and Letters, January 2019), contribution of primary research
Collaborator Contribution Co-organisation of a panel at the Lisbon MLA and of a 2-day conference in London, co-editorship of a joint publication (a special issue of German Life and Letters, January 2019), contribution of primary research
Impact Co-organisation of a panel at the Lisbon MLA and of a 2-day conference in London, co-editorship of a joint publication (a special issue of German Life and Letters, January 2019)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Alternative Concepts of Belonging 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-organisation of a panel at the Lisbon MLA and of a 2-day conference in London, co-editorship of a joint publication (a special issue of German Life and Letters, January 2019), contribution of primary research
Collaborator Contribution Co-organisation of a panel at the Lisbon MLA and of a 2-day conference in London, co-editorship of a joint publication (a special issue of German Life and Letters, January 2019), contribution of primary research
Impact Co-organisation of a panel at the Lisbon MLA and of a 2-day conference in London, co-editorship of a joint publication (a special issue of German Life and Letters, January 2019)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Alternative Concepts of Belonging 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-organisation of a panel at the Lisbon MLA and of a 2-day conference in London, co-editorship of a joint publication (a special issue of German Life and Letters, January 2019), contribution of primary research
Collaborator Contribution Co-organisation of a panel at the Lisbon MLA and of a 2-day conference in London, co-editorship of a joint publication (a special issue of German Life and Letters, January 2019), contribution of primary research
Impact Co-organisation of a panel at the Lisbon MLA and of a 2-day conference in London, co-editorship of a joint publication (a special issue of German Life and Letters, January 2019)
Start Year 2016
 
Description British Council - Cultural Skills 
Organisation British Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Prof. Paul Cooke invited two members of BC Cultural Skills team to attend our event on 'Participatory Arts'. During this time, plans were also developed to submit a large AHRC GCRF bid, in collaboration with British Council UK's base, as well as regional offices of theirs in several countries, and a range of other partners who also attended the event. This bid has been successful and will ensure continuation of the partnership for at least the next 4 years.
Collaborator Contribution British Council contributed towards discussions and workshops during our 'Participatory Arts' event. With the success of our GCRF funding they will play a key role as network facilitator across several countries, as well as research focus on Colombia.
Impact - Successful application for a 4-year AHRC GCRF fund working across humanities, civil society organisations, INGOs, and policy makers relating to arts and international development.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute - AUB medical center: Dramatic arts and Medical community 
Organisation American University of Beirut Medical Center
Country Lebanon 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Staging a play that I have written and which is based on Arab women's testimonies of their cancer experience to physicians, patients and the medical staff at NKBCI-AUBMC as well as to international physicians attending the Beirut Breast Cancer conference that is organized by NKBCI.
Collaborator Contribution Two leading oncologists have acted as consultants on the project: Dr Ali Taher, director of NKBCI and Dr Nagi el Saghir, director of the breast center for excellence at NKBCI. The collaboration also enabled access to the performance venue at the medical center. It also facilitated an audience composed of national and intrenational physicians, cancer patients, medical staff and students at NKBCI-AUBMC. aS A RESULT, the dramatic arts was able to enter into dialogue with the medical community at NKBCI-AUBMC.
Impact Staged theatre performance of Arab women's experience of cancer; Q and A's between the wider public and oncologists at NKBCI.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Creative Consultant to the Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute of the American University of Beirut Medical Centre 
Organisation American University of Beirut Medical Center
Country Lebanon 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution As a result of my work on the ethnodrama 'I am Waiting For you' and its staging in Beirut, Lebanon to the general public and in hospitals across the country, I have been appointed as creative consultant to the Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute of AUBMC to support the delivery of an arts-in-health programme to cancer patients and their carers.
Collaborator Contribution The Institute has funded a video installation and a performance piece that was produced in collaboration with Lebaneses artists. Both works premiered at NKBCI in February 2020 to mark world cancer day.
Impact Video Installation Performance Piece
Start Year 2019
 
Description Hyde Park Picture House 
Organisation Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We funded and co-organised with a Hyde Park producer the 'Film and Activism' event as part of LIFF, and brought international speakers for the event.
Collaborator Contribution Hyde Park provided free venue space for our 'Film and Activism' event, as well as an in-kind contribution to a curator to co-produce the event, and additional marketing support.
Impact Increased engagement of local public in university events, and a more interdisciplinary programme of speakers, including academics and filmmakers from the UK and abroad. Academic event taking place in an inner city area outside of the campus or city centre. The partnership also allowed for Hyde Park to conduct their own research into public perceptions of their building, for which they are currently applying for a Heritage Lottery Fund grant for regeneration.
Start Year 2015
 
Description LAWRS 
Organisation Latin American Women's Rights Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project team members Maria Soledad Montañez and Naomi Wells (Institute of Modern Languages Research) worked in collaboration with the Latin American Women's Rights Service to deliver the programme of creative workshops for the Sin Fronteras leadership programme. The programme was also funded by the project.
Collaborator Contribution The Latin American Women's Rights Service were the primary coordinators of the Sin Fronteras creative leadership programme, which followed on from their previous work with Latin American young women and girls, and drew on their extensive experience and expertise working to address the needs of Latin American migrant women.
Impact The primary output from this collaboration was the delivery of the Sin Fronteras creative leadership programme in Autumn 2018 (see engagement activities) and a Zine including the creative work produced by the participants in the programme (see creative outputs).
Start Year 2018
 
Description Language and Memory in Post-Conflict Societies 
Organisation Humboldt University of Berlin
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Mutual invitations to conferences and large-scale events. Knowledge transfer and establishment of networks.
Collaborator Contribution Mutual exchanges and knowledge transfer.
Impact 2 keynote addresses, in Gorizia/Nova Gorica and Berlin. Further collaborations forthcoming.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Latin Elephant 
Organisation Latin Elephant
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I invited Latin Elephant to be a partner in our Being Human Festival event listed below, which was an opportunity to add to their programme of activities of engagement with Latin American communities in London.
Collaborator Contribution Latin Elephant drew on their extensive experience of working with Latin American communities in London to advise on the design of the workshop and to the workshop to ensure it reached the target audience.
Impact Latin America at the British Library workshop
Start Year 2017
 
Description Leeds Digital Festival 
Organisation Leeds Digital Festival
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr. Pitman first approached Leeds Digital Festival. We put on a public event "The Digital in Global Perspective: Roundtable" featuring academics from the CWCDC and School of Media and Communications that could be listed as part of Leeds Digital Festival's programme, free attendance.
Collaborator Contribution Leeds Digital Festival provided marketing support to increase public and professional attendance at the event.
Impact Increased public attendance at engagement events as part of the project. Increased presence of university in city-wide events.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Leeds International Film Festival 
Organisation Leeds Film
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research-focused public programme as part of Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF), creating a new element of event in the LIFF programme. Networks and knowledge of international filmmakers and practitioners who could contribute to activities, as well as financial support in bringing these experts to the festival. Curation and project managing of the events in collaboration with LIFF, as well as joint marketing. Catering for events.
Collaborator Contribution Our events featured on the LIFF website and in the official print brochures and catalogue. Social media marketing. Recruitment and coordination of participants for the protest film workshop. 3 films we featured listed in the official catalogue (and therefore eligible for BAFTA awards etc). Programming and project management support. Free venues for events.
Impact Co-branded events as part of Leeds International Film Festival, which also meant inclusion in their brochure and catalogue. This provided much wider public awareness and attendance of events and a presence in one of the city's biggest cultural events of the year, and the UK's largest film festival outside of London. Continued partnership between Centre for World CInemas and Digital Cultures and LIFF means that future events will also engage with this wider audience.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Literary Translation Workshops: Bridging Communities Affected by Past Conflict 
Organisation Argentine Association of Translators and Interpreters
Country Argentina 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Mutual invitations to conferences and workshops. Knowledge transfer and establishment of networks.
Collaborator Contribution Mutual exchanges and knowledge transfer.
Impact one keynote address. Further collaborations forthcoming.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Oxygen Films 
Organisation Oxygen Films Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We provided an opportunity for Oxygen FIlms - a young filmmaking organisation based in Leeds that focuses on Youth and LGBTQI+ rights in particular - an opportunity to partner with University of Leeds on a protest film workshop, and work with international activist filmmakers Dakxin Bajrange and Daniela Westogrek. We raised awareness of Oxygen Films work through in-university marketing of the event and project managed the delivery of the resulting partnership event, also in partnership with Leeds International Film Festival.
Collaborator Contribution Oxygen Films - in collaboration with LIFF - led on marketing and recruitment of young filmmakers across Leeds to take part in the project. They also advised us on approach and structure of the workshop from a youth-focused capacity.
Impact Successful protest filmmaking workshop working with international filmmakers and young people from across Leeds (see weblink above). This event informed our own experiences and reflection of participatory filmmaking processes with young people in different contexts.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Policy Roundtable 
Organisation Chatham House
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My team set the theme of the roundtable, contributed papers and speakers and organised the roundtable.
Collaborator Contribution Two speakers from Chatham House (RIIA) contributed to the roundtable.
Impact Podcast
Start Year 2018
 
Description Pueblos en Camino 
Organisation Pueblos en Camino
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr. Pitman covered costs through this funding to bring Vilma Almemdra, a Nasa-Misak community member from the Southwest of Colombia and representative of the Pueblos en Camino network. This was the first time the two had met in person, and also provided Vilma with opportunities to meet others working in the field.
Collaborator Contribution Vilma presented invaluable knowledge, experience and narrative from an indigenous community perspective to the university at this event. Vilma also presented a separate event for Spanish language undergraduate students during her visit.
Impact During this visit they also made plans for future activity through the development of a AHRC Research Networking bid worth £60,000 called "Sumak Kawsay and the Sustainable Development Agenda: Critical Debates and Creative Responses from a Latin American Indigenous Perspective".
Start Year 2016
 
Description Radical Film Festival 
Organisation Bristol Radical Film Festival
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provide financial and infrastructure support to run the Activist Film conference as part of Leeds International Film Festival 15 Nov. Raise awareness of Radical Film Network with University of Leeds and LIFF audiences through co-badged marketing. Co-curate the programme for the conference with Laura Ager from Radical Film Network, resulting in a combined programme built from UoL and RFN networks.
Collaborator Contribution Radical Film Network speakers spoke at the event and Laura Ager from RFN worked on behalf of LIFF to co-curate the programme with University of Leeds.
Impact Event as detailed above. We are now looking at potential future events and other opportunities between Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures and the Radical Film Network (the RFN also has a strong academic focus with film scholars from across the UK participating in its activities).
Start Year 2017
 
Description The British Library 
Organisation The British Library
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I have been collaborating with the British Library to develop research projects connected to their digital archives and collections. In particular, I am collaborating with the UK Web Archive team to develop a Special Collection of websites on Latin Americans in the UK, as well as exploring possible connections to their physical Latin American collections and suggesting ways to increase community engagement with these digital and physical collections.
Collaborator Contribution Curators from the Library have dedicated their time for meetings to discuss potential research opportunities and to explain the focus and content of their collections and archives. The UK Web Archive team also provided training in using the Web Archive curation tool. In addition, for the Being Human Festival event listed below the British Library provided the room, catering and access to Collections materials for the event.
Impact Latin America at the British Library workshop, Talking Humanities blogpost
Start Year 2016
 
Description Thydêwá 
Organisation Thydewa
Country Brazil 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Thea Pitman, who hosted the seminar event "Can the Subaltern speak online?" on 24 February, invited Sebastian Gerlic, director of the NGO Thydêwá based in Bahia, Brazil, to talk about his long-standing experience of creating spaces for indigenous self-expression online and also look to further partnering opportunities for research. He also spoke about his work to a group of postgraduates whilst in Leeds. This was the first time they had met in person, and also allowed Sebastian to meet others relevant to his field of work and advocate for his values. Further to discussions and planning during Sebastian's visit, Dr. Pitman applied for a BA/Leverhulme small research grant (£10,000) to work on an indigenous art project with Thydewa. She has also supported Thydewa to submit 2 of their own funding applications (one for EUR 1.9 million from the European Commission, and another for $40,000 from the Intercultural Innovation Award (UNAOC).
Collaborator Contribution Sebastián contributed greatly to discussion and knowledge sharing throughout the seminar. Thydewa has enabled Dr. Pitman to work with new communities in new ways through the application of collaborative grants.
Impact • Dr. Pitman applied for a BA/Leverhulme small research grant (£10,000) to work on an indigenous art project with one of the organisations (Thydewa) of one of the principal speakers. • She has also supported Thydewa to submit 2 of their own funding applications (one for EUR 1.9 million from the European Commission, and another for $40,000 from the Intercultural Innovation Award (UNAOC).
Start Year 2016
 
Description Translingual Women's Writing 
Organisation University of London Institute in Paris
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration has resulted in two events; one exploratory workshop and one 2-day international conference. The first event was organised by the London team, the second was organised jointly.
Collaborator Contribution The collaboration has resulted in two events; one exploratory workshop and one 2-day international conference. The first event was organised by the London team, the second was organised jointly. The Paris partner gave a keynote address at the conference.
Impact The collaboration ensures communication and collaborative working across language barriers; it is multi-disciplinary.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Transnational urban writing 
Organisation University College Dublin
Country Ireland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration resulted in two joint events: a workshop in London (2018) and an international 2-day conference in Dublin (2019). The London team organised the first of these events.
Collaborator Contribution The collaboration resulted in two joint events: a workshop in London (2018) and an international 2-day conference in Dublin (2019). The Dublin team organised the second of these events.
Impact A co-edited volume of articles resulting from the two events is planned. The collaboration brings together researchers from the social sciences and from the arts and Humanities. Our study of transnational urban neighbourhoods is being undertaken primarily by linguists, urban planners, sociologists, geographers and literary scholars.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle 
Organisation Tyneside Cinema
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developing World Cinema Audiences In collaboration with Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle, the Durham-based team of researchers, led by Dušan Radunovic (and including Andy Byford, Qing Cao, Anoush Ehteshami, Abir Hamdar and Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián), is developing programmes that deploy World Cinema as a mode and means of confronting and debating some of the critical issues facing the contemporary world. Our flagship collaborative enterprise in the context of the Open World Research Initiative is the nine-day festival, What's Left? A Century in Revolution, which takes place at the Tyneside Cinema between Friday 29 September and Sunday 8 October 2017. Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution of 1917, this series of daily screenings and discussions examines the paradoxes of revolutionary cycles across the 20th and 21st centuries: their progressions and regresses, advances and returns to origins. Our focus is especially on the global reach and transnational interrelatedness of these events, moving from Latin America to the Middle East, from China to the former Soviet Union, from North Africa to Europe. While rooted in history, the festival's emphasis is on the significance of revolution today. Pursuing a non-nostalgic, critical approach to the meanings and enactments of revolution, the programme goes beyond commemoration. In recognition that revolutionary transformations acquire meaning in and through the lives of ordinary people, the films shown and discussed exemplify, each in their own way, the intimate interlocking of personal and historical time. Emphasis is also placed on the link between moving image and political action. New visual media and technologies are examined as vehicles of revolutionary change, as means for creating a novel aesthetic of political radicalism, and as a fundamentally new lens for both experiencing and making history.
Collaborator Contribution Tyneside Cinema in association with Cross-Language Dynamics (OWRI) and supported by the AHRC presented a special programme of film, visual art and discussions to mark the occasion of the centenary of the Russian Revolution of 1917. The programme ran at the Tyneside from Friday 29 September to Sunday 8 October 2017. It was curated by the Durham OWRI team, with Dušan Radunovic as lead curator, together with Úna Henry, as curator on behalf of Tyneside Cinema.
Impact http://www.culturematters.org.uk/index.php/component/k2/item/2679-what-s-left-a-century-in-revolution
Start Year 2016
 
Description Writers of the north-east 
Organisation University of Trieste
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Knowledge exchange and transfer. Scholars speaking and contributing to each other's events. Exchange of teaching material and other resources.
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge exchange and transfer. Scholars speaking and contributing to each other's events. Exchange of teaching material and other resources.
Impact forthcoming
Start Year 2018
 
Description INSET "Using Video Games and Storytelling in Language Teaching and Learning" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The INSET "Using Video Games and Storytelling in Language Teaching and Learning" was held on Saturday 10 November 2018 at Manchester Metropolitan University. The INSET aimed to engage language teachers (particularly GCSE tutors on activities based on the use of video games.
This INSET event is aimed at teachers of French and Spanish working in Sixth Forms and Colleges, specifically year 9 and 10, but if can be applied to A Levels students. It is informed by the new developments in the GCSE and A Level curriculum and current research evidence.
Designed as an interactive workshop, it provided a framework for introducing video games, transmedia literacy and critical analysis strategies that can help develop skills useful in Language Acquisition and Media Literacy. The resources included a range of practical activities for embedding transmedia literacy and critical thinking into the language classroom using video games. This format is particularly effective to scaffold practice of the many skills necessary for independently analysing media contents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://transmediaineducation.com
 
Description Research conference presentation: The Beyond Babel Multilingual Film Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The research paper 'The Beyond Babel Multilingual Film Festival' was presented during the International Conference "Multivoicedness in European Cinema", at the University of Cork (Ireland) 10-11 November 2017. The main objective of my research presentation was to present the preliminary findings of the Beyond Babel project, part of the OWRI Cross-Langauge Dynamics: Reshaping Community. The conference further acted as a platform to promote OWRI activities and as a networking opportunity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://ecreafilmstudies2017.wordpress.com
 
Description 'British Bilingual Writers: Mental Migrants or Language Ambassadors?', The Translation and Interpreting Group. July 5 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a presentation and working group activity organised for the Translation and Interpreting Group based at Swansea University. It provided the opportunity to showcase the research taking place at Swansea by members of the CLDRC Project in relation to the theme of multilingualism in English language literature, and enabled knowledge exchange between members of the working group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://languagestranslationandmediaatswansea.wordpress.com/sting-resources/
 
Description 'Herta Müller: An Afternoon with the Nobel Laureate' at the British Library 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sunday 17 September: 'Herta Müller: An Afternoon with the Nobel Laureate' - reading by Müller and Philip Boehm, her translator, at the British Library, more info here: http://www.icr-london.co.uk/article/herta-muller-an-afternoon-with-a-nobel-laureate.html;
Organised by Dr Brigid Haines, Swansea University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.icr-london.co.uk/article/herta-muller-an-afternoon-with-a-nobel-laureate.html
 
Description A Conference Presentation entitled 'Translingual Sicarios: Parlache as Subversion' given at the annual Latin American Literary Studies Association (LALSA) Conference, Sheffield. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The conference focused on the theme of subversion in Latin American literature. I presented a paper on a panel entitled 'Subverting Language' and my paper focused on the creation and emergence of parlache, an urban rhetoric spoken in Colombia, and the manners in which it deterritorialises and transforms standard Castilian in order to represent the realities of a growing proportion of Colombian citizens who feel neglected and overlooked by dominant society. My paper gave rise to debates, questions and further information was solicited regarding the idea of minor languages, the deterritorialisation of language and the manners in which this act challenges societal hierarchies and the concepts of belonging to a nation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://lalsa.net/archives/272
 
Description A Conference Presentation entitled 'Viajar es conocer, alejarse de si mismo: Cultural Nomadism in Santiago Gamboa's El sindrome de Ulises' at the 'Travelling in 20th and 21st Century Latin America Conference', at the University of Bristol. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented a paper at the 'Travelling in 20th and 21st Century Latin America Conference', organised by the University of Bristol on the 5th October 2018. My paper analysed the manners in which author Santiago Gamboa deals with the ideas of intercultural contact, engages in a discussion surrounding the understanding of 'difference' and the authenticity of words and narratives. Significant discussion took place after my presentation where fellow academics and postgraduate students asked for further information and enquired about the OWRI project.
I was approached by a fellow presenter and asked to submit an article based on my presentation to a Special Edition of The Journal of Romance Studies entitled 'National and Transnational Origins and Destinations' which is due to be released in 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/16206
 
Description A conference presentation entitled '"Language, language": The Social Politics of "Golos" in A Clockwork Orange' give at A Clockwork Symposium: A Clockwork Orange - new perspective, London College of Communication, University of the Arts. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a very lively event dedicated to both the short novel and the film and the interactions between the two. Stanley Kubrick's producer Jan Harlan was present and he claimed that Stanley 'would have liked' my paper. I got people talking not just about Nadsat but about Anthony Burgess's multilingualism and how that shapes some of his other fiction, in particular the Malay Trilogy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.kingston.ac.uk/events/item/3030/01-nov-2018-a-clockwork-symposium-a-clockwork-orange-new...
 
Description Across Languages: Translingualism in Contemporary Women's Writing (conference co-organised) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The conference brought together researchers interested in trans- and multilingual literary writing across language boundaries. The disussions were exceptionally fruitful because expertise was exchanged that often remains limited to single-language study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://crosslanguagedynamics.blogs.sas.ac.uk/2019/08/14/conference-report-across-languages-translin...
 
Description Activist Film Conference - 15 Nov 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A day of screenings, panels and discussion bringing together activist filmmakers from across the UK and beyond. Hosted by the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures at University of Leeds, and working with the Radical Film Network, this event seeks to ask why and how we make activist films, from conception to dissemination, and asks what we can learn from each other to keep producing change. Event in partnership with Leeds International Film Festival. Featured films from across UK and Latin America.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.leedsfilmcity.com/whats-on/voicing-hidden-histories-day-2-activist-film-conference/
 
Description Activist filmmaking workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Changing the Story is an experimental creative microproject where young filmmakers across Leeds will work together to conceive, shoot, edit, produce and distribute a socially-engaged film in a day. Working with internationally acclaimed Indian activist-filmmaker Dakxin Chhara Bajrange, South Africa-based community filmmaker Daniela Wegrostek, and award-winning Leeds-based production company Oxygen Films, this is an opportunity to learn from filmmakers working in diverse contexts and make a collective call for change. The final film was premiered on 15th November as part of LIFF.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.leedsfilmcity.com/whats-on/changing-the-story-activist-filmmaking-workshop/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Distributing project equipment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 08/02/2019
NGOs received the filming equipment which will be used by participating youth
Attendance British Council Lebanon, Tahaddy Center, Bourj Hammoud Center, Ghobeiry Center
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Division of youth groups (Bourj Hammoud Center) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 07/02/2019
Group Division - deciding on interview questions
Attendance: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut), Bourj Hammoud Center, 15 youth participants
Location; Bourj Hammoud Center
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Expert consultation meeting 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 15/11/2018
Meeting with experts to discuss the recruitment of youth and issues within the scope of research implementation
Attendance: University of Leeds, Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut), British Council Lebanon
Location: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Filmmaking workshop day 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 22/01/2019
Youth trained on filmmaking
Attendance: 32 participating youth, 2 NGO representatives, Project Team (Trainer: Dr. Paul Cooke,University of Leeds; Dr. Hana El Ghali, Nour Zeidan. Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut); Cindy Mizher, British Council Lebanon), 5 American University of Beirut Media Studies students
Location: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Filmmaking workshop day 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 23/01/2019
Youth shooting their films
Attendance: 32 participating youth, 2 NGO representatives, Project Team (Trainer: Dr. Paul Cooke,University of Leeds; Dr. Hana El Ghali, Nour Zeidan. Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut); Cindy Mizher, British Council Lebanon), 5 American University of Beirut Media Studies students
Location: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Filmmaking workshop day 3 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 24/01/2019
Youth editing their films and discussing them with experts in the field
Attendance: 32 participating youth, 2 NGO representatives, Guest speakers: Ziad Saab (Fighters for Peace NGO) and Salim Mrad and Naja El Ashkar (Nadi Lekol El Nas), Project Team (Trainer: Dr. Paul Cooke, University of Leeds; Dr. Hana El Ghali; Nour Zeidan Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut); Elie Gemayel; Cindy Mizher, British Council Lebanon), 5 AUB Media Studies Students
Location: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Inception Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 17/09/2018 - 21/09/2018.
Prepared a detailed project plan, trained project team on participatory film, agreed on detailed methodology and budget.
Attendance: University of Leeds, British Council Lebanon, Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut), UMAM.
Location: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Information session (Bourj Hammoud Center) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 14/01/2019
Research team presented the project to the youth, its objectives, proposed methodology, and scope of work.
Attendance: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut), Bourj Hammoud Center, 25 youth participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Information session (Ghobeiry Center) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 10/12/2018
Research team presented the project to the youth, its objectives, proposed methodology, and scope of work.
Attendance: British Council Lebanon, Ghobeiry Center, 15 youth participants
Location: Ghobeiry Center
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Information session (Tahaddy Center) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 28/12/2018
Research team presented the project to the youth, its objectives, proposed methodology, and scope of work.
Attendance: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut), Tahaddy Center, 12 youth participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Initial meeting with Mouvement Sociale 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 25/10/2018
Introduced the project to Mouvement Sociale NGO
Attendance: British Council Lebanon, Mouvement Sociale
Location: Ghobeiry and Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Meeting with Director of American University of Beirut Media Studies Program 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 14/10/2018
Discussed the involvement of American University of Beirut Media Studies students in this project 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Meeting with Director of Ghobeiry Center 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 29/11/2018
Confirmed the collaboration of Ghobeiry Center in this project and began the recruitment process.
Attendance: British Council Lebanon, Ghobeiry Center
Location: Ghobeiry Center, Lebanon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Meeting with Director of Tahaddy NGO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 10/12/2018
Confirmed the collaboration of Tahaddy NGO in this project and began the recruitment process.
Attendance: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut), British Council Lebanon, Tahaddy NGO
Location: Tahaddy Center Lebanon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Meeting with Mouvement Sociale/Bourj Hammoud Center 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 29/11/2018
Confirmed the collaboration of Bourj Hammoud Center in this project and began the recruitment process.
Attendance: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut), British Council Lebanon, Mouvement Sociale/Bourj Hammoud Center
Location: Bourj Hammoud Center
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Participatory Action Research 1 (Bourj Hammoud Center) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 16/01/2019
Youth trained on participatory action research, research ethics, research tools (interviews, photovoice, community mapping)
Attendance: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut), Bourj Hammoud Center, 15 youth participants
Location: Bourj Hammoud Center
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Participatory Action Research 2 (Bourj Hammoud Center) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 17/01/2019
Youth trained on participatory action research, research ethics, research tools (interviews, photovoice, community mapping)
Attendance: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut), Bourj Hammoud Center, 15 youth participants
Location: Bourj Hammoud Center
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Participatory Action Research 2 (Tahaddy Center) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 08/01/2019
Youth trained on participatory action research, research ethics, research tools (interviews, photovoice, community mapping)
Attendance: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut), Tahaddy Center, 8 youth participants
Location: Tahaddy Center
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Participatory Action Research training 1 (Ghobeiry Center) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 12/12/2018
Youth trained on participatory action research, research ethics, research tools (interviews, photovoice, community mapping)
Attendance: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut), British Council Lebanon, Ghobeiry Center, 9 youth participants
Location: Ghobeiry Center
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Participatory Action Research training 2 (Ghobeiry Center) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 14/12/2018
Youth trained on participatory action research, research ethics, research tools (interviews, photovoice, community mapping)
Attendance: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut), Ghobeiry Center, 9 youth participants
Location: Ghobeiry Center
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Participatory action training 1 (Tahaddy Center) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 04/01/2019
Youth trained on participatory action research, research ethics, research tools (interviews, photovoice, community mapping)
Attendance: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut), Tahaddy Center, 9 youth participants
Location: Tahaddy Center
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Project team meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 21/09/2018
Finalized the project scope of work
Attendance: University of Leeds, British Council, Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut)
Location: British Council, Lebanon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Thematic analysis workshop (Ghobeiry Center) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 01/02/2019
Group Division - deciding on interview questions - workshop on data analysis
Attendance: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut), Ghobeiry Center, 9 youth participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Thematic analysis workshop (Tahaddy Center) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 04/02/2019
Group Division - deciding on interview questions - workshop on data analysis
Attendance: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut), Tahaddy Center, 7 youth participants
Location: Tahaddy Center
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon: Training of trainers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 21/01/2019
Training for Media Studies students and NGO representatives
Attendance: 5 American University of Beirut Media Studies students, 5 representatives from collaborating NGOs, Project Team (Trainer: Dr. Paul Cooke,University of Leeds; Dr. Hana El Ghali, Nour Zeidan. Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut); Cindy Mizher (British Council Lebanon)
Location: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Art, Language, Youth and the Legacy of Conflict in Lebanon:Thematic analysis workshop (Bourj Hammoud Center) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 31/01/2019
Workshop on data analysis
Attendance: Issam Fares Institute (American University of Beirut), Bourj Hammoud Center, 15 youth participants
Location: Bourj Hammoud Center
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/lebanon-the-youth-roll/
 
Description Beatrice Ivey presents The Missing Picture by RithyPanh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Part of a series of film screenings exploring cinema within the context of the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures, attended by postgraduate students. The series became increasingly successful and is continuing into 2017-18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Blog entries for project website (on the future of Modern Languages (http://projects.alc.manchester.ac.uk/cross-language-dynamics/modern-linguists-must-craft-reforms-reclaim-future-discipline-2/) and on Modern Languages and Area Studies (http://projects.alc.manchester.ac.uk/cross-language-dynamics/modern-languages-new-area-studies-2/) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Two blogs aimed at contributing to a national debate on the future of Modern Languages research and teaching in the UK at all levels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Blogposts by academic leads of the Sadler seminar events on the CWCDC webpage 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 4 blogposts were uploaded related to 4 different Sadler seminar events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/news/125052/centre_for_world_cinemas_and_digital_cultures
 
Description Born-digital data presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to present my research for the project at the AHRC network workshop 'Born-digital data for History and the Humanities: The challenges of collaborative research'. The network brings together both researchers and practitioners from organisations such as the National Archives, and consequently it was an opportunity to reach a wider audience engaged in researching, curating and creating digital archives and resources. My presentation on 'Digital Humanities and Modern Languages: Researching and representing language communities in the UK Web Archive' led to significant discussion and interest in the linguistically sensitive approach to research relating to digital technologies and media which I presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description British Centre of Literary Translation Invited Talk: Multilingualism in English Language Fiction 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Aled Rees was an invited speaker at the British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT) based at the University of East Anglia. Under the heading "Multilingualism in English Language Fiction: The Novelist as Language Ambassador", Aled presented the research conducted alongside Prof. Julian Preece on the ways in which English language writers make use of their knowledge of other languages in their writing. After the talk, Aled received requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.facebook.com/bcltuea/posts/dr-aled-rees-swansea-university-will-be-giving-the-next-bclt-...
 
Description Can the Subaltern speak online? The potential for audio-visual media for advocacy and resistance on the Internet. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 39 people attended an international workshop including academics, PGRs, international activists and NGO directors about the topic. There was much discussion afterwards - the event was extended - and new partnerships made between Leeds and Latin American indigenous community leaders and NGO directors. The presentations were streamed live to a total audience of more than 800 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://cssoblog.wordpress.com
 
Description Can the subaltern speak online? The politics of new media for digital advocacy and resistance in Latin America 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A blog set up as a result of Dr. Pitman's seminar "Can the Subaltern Speak?" featuring summaries of presentations in English and Spanish and links for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://cssoblog.wordpress.com/
 
Description Chair of Panel session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The activity involved chairing a panel session at the What's Left: A Century in Revolution Festival which was held at the Tyneside cinema. The panel entitled, Women on the Frontlines: Gender in Revolution, followed the screening of the film 'The Trials of Spring'. The guest speakers were Maria Holt (University of Westminster) and Zahia Smail Salhi (University of Manchester).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/film-and-events/view/trials-spring
 
Description Chair of panel on Syrian Revolution 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I chaired a panel session at the What's Left: A Century in Revolution Festival which was held at the Tyneside cinema in Newcastle. The panel, entitled 'Beyond the Political: Cinema of the Real' took place following the screening of the Syrian documentary Silvered Water. It featured guest speakers Malu Halasa (London-based journalist and author of the book Syria Speaks), Robin Yassin Kassab (Scotlandbased Syrian writer) and Lina Khatib (Chatham House and SOAS, University of London). The audience included local cinema audiences and Syrian refugees from Durham, Chester-le-Street and Aycliff. The panel sparked a conversation between the refugees and the audiences present and enabled the former to share and reflect on their experiences of the revolution and conflict in Syria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/film-and-events/view/silvered-water
 
Description Co-organisation of conference Languages in Contact, with colleagues at the Slovenian Research Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The conference Languages in Contact. New challenges for planning and policies took place on 19 January 2018 in Gorizia/Nova Gorica, at the Italian-Slovenian border, in collaboration with the Slovenian Research Institute. The conference provided an opportunity to discuss language contact and policies in border communities and language policies in multilingual regions. Knowledge and good practice was shared across policy makers, teachers, postgraduate students, academics and the general public. The conference attracted media attention and was covered by the national evening news in Slovenia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference (co-organiser): Unsettling Communities: Minor, Minority and Small Literatures in Europe, 23-24 February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This conference was organized in collaboration with Prof Margaret Littler (Manchester) and Stefan Willer (Berlin) and Dr Malachi McIntosh (Runnymede Trust) to scope the landscape of minor, minority and small literatures across Europe. Contributors and attendees came from a wide variety of European language backgrounds and research areas to engage in a lively debate. The value of this conference and the need to make the outcomes widely accessible was voiced by contributors and audience members alike. Outcomes: 1. a conference report published in the Journal of Romance Studies; 2. podcasts of selected conference papers; 3. a collaborative volume containing articles on minor, minority and small literatures across Europe is being planned and we aim to submit a proposal to Liverpool university Press in March 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference organisation and book launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This conference examined writing and identity in north-east Italy. We will explore the experiences, reflected in writers from the 1940s to the present, of the migrations of peoples between ex-Yugoslavia and Italy as a result of the end of WWII and its on-going aftermath. These experiences were often traumatic and are reflected in culture, language and concepts of identity and belonging (or not).

Organisers, chairs and presenters: Jane Everson (Royal Holloway), Katia Pizzi (SAS/IMLR)
Confirmed plenary speaker: Claudio Magris (Trieste)

Other confirmed speakers: Natalie Dupré (Leuven); Hanna Serkowska (Warsaw); Stefania Tufi (Liverpool); Sandra Parmegiani (Guelph); Marianna Deganutti (Bath); Cristina Benussi (Trieste); Laura Ricci (representative of the publishers Vita Activa).

PROGRAMME

09:30-10:15: Registration

10:15: Welcome and Introduction (Jane Everson and Katia Pizzi)

10:30: 'Constructing border identities in north-eastern Italy - a linguistic landscape account': Stefania Tufi (University of Liverpool); 'The Reverse Exodus: an intergenerational reading of the motif of return': Natalie Dupré (KU Leuven)

11:30: Coffee break

12:00: 'Fulvio Tomizza and the borderland language challenge': Marianna Deganutti (University of Bath); 'A look made of many looks: Trieste according to Mauro Covacich': Hanna Serkowska (University of Warsaw)

13:00-14:00: Lunch provided

14:00: Plenary lecture: 'Writing on/about the border': Claudio Magris

15:00: Tea break

15:30: Memory, identity and borders in Claudio Magris: Sandra Parmegiani (University of Guelph); 'A moving border: South Tyrol': Cristina Benussi (University of Trieste)

16:30: Round Table and discussion. Book launch: Trieste, una frontiera letteraria

17:30: Drinks reception
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/17755
 
Description Das doppelte Martyrium des Weibseins und des Judentums: Femininity and Jewishness in the Works of Female German-Jewish Writers in Berlin (1900-1918), 22 March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was a research paper presented at the University of Nottingham (School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies Research Seminar Series) on 22 March 2017. Student attendance was diverse, they came from media studies, Modern Languages, Sociology and other cognate areas. Both postgraduates and undergraduates engaged actively in the discussion. I was asked to share the script for further study in the German Department.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Delivery of INSET on Short Films and Critical Thinking 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Teacher Training (INSET) on Using Short Films for the Development of Critical Thinking in the Language Classroom. Delivery of workshop to teachers of languages in secondary schools. We had 12 attendees, who gave us post-event feedback on the content and the session. They commented that they found the resources useful and that they intend to implement them in their lessons
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://transmediaineducation.com
 
Description Digital Futures: Film and Media and the EU Single Digital Market 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This seminar featured discussions and presentations from academics, international policy makers, and media professionals and brought together a unique mix of conversations and recommendations for future media policy work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Digital and Quantitative Methods for the Study of Screen Cultures 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This seminar stimulated considerable discussion around new methodological ways of understanding film data in the humanities, as well as how to better connect with industry professionals in order to do so.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/news/article/4988/digital_and_quantitative_methods_for_the_study_of_scr...
 
Description Do The Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989) Film Screening 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Film screening of 'Do the Right Thing' in conjunction with Leeds Scalarama Festival on 27 September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Documentary screening and panel discussion for the European Day of Languages 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact To coincide with the official European Day of Languages, the IMLR and Cross-Language Dynamics project collaborated with SOAS's World Languages Institute at a public event aimed at celebrating the rich linguistic diversity of Europe and explicitly highlighting the presence and value of the languages of individuals and communities who have migrated from all over the world. The Cross-Language Dynamics project contributed to the day's programme with the invited screening of a documentary on the Somali-Dutch community in the city of Birmingham (Africa is You. The Somali-Dutch Community in Birmingham, UK, directed by Linde Luijnenburg, Ahmed Magare, Dennis Mulder and Anna Van Winden, BrollB Productions 2016). The screening was followed by a Q&A session with two of the documentary makers, Linde Luijnenburg and Ahmed Magare, as well as Mohammed Artan who founded and manages the Looh Press publishing company. The event also included poetry readings by Ahmed Magare and Aisha Afrah. The screening and readings stimulated significant discussion between the panel and audience, focusing in particular on one of the key questions underpinning the Cross-Language Dynamics project, that of whether and how the languages we speak define the communities we align with. The screening was attended by around 30 people, and included a broad public of Somali community members, practitioners with an interest in documentary making, as well as academic researchers, and postgraduate and undergraduate students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.soas.ac.uk/world-languages-institute/events/26sep2017-european-day-of-languages---langua...
 
Description Dominic O'Keypresents Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Part of a series of film screenings exploring cinema within the context of the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures, attended by postgraduate students. The series became increasingly successful and is continuing into 2017-18.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dr Beth Johnson presents Rita, Sue and Bob Too by Andrea Dunbar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Part of a series of film screenings exploring cinema within the context of the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures, attended mostly by postgraduate students. The series became increasingly successful and is continuing into 2017-18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Ethnography and Modern Languages: Critical Reflections workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This workshop was organised in collaboration with the AHRC Translating Cultures Theme (represented by Prof Charles Forsdick) and was aimed at an audience of active Modern Languages researchers and teachers in Higher Education. Through a series of invited panel presentations and discussions with experienced and early career researchers, the event provided a forum to critically reflect on the position of ethnographic approaches and methods within Modern Languages research and teaching. The event brought together researchers from Translating Cultures and the broader Open World Research Initiative, including the AHRC Leadership Fellow for Modern Languages Prof Janice Carruthers, to highlight the transformative AHRC-funded ethnographically influenced research currently being conducted within Modern Languages. At the same time, connections were made with researchers from earlier projects (most notably the ESRC-funded 'Language Learners as Ethnographers' from the 1990s) in order to highlight earlier pioneering work to transform the Modern Languages curriculum within universities. The event was oversubscribed (reaching maximum capacity of 45 people), and speakers and audience members commented that the workshop made them newly aware of the presence of ethnographic research and teaching across Modern Languages. In addition, new connections were made between Modern Languages scholars active in this area, and attendees have since confirmed that the workshop has acted as an impetus for new plans to incorporate a greater use of ethnographic methods and theories into their own teaching and/or research. In collaboration with Charles Forsdick, we have also developed a draft statement summarising the core messages and desired future outcomes from the workshop which we have circulated to those who attended for initial consultation, and which is intended to lead to future publications and activities which put into practice the transformative potential of ethnographic theories and practices in relation to how we approach Modern Languages teaching and research across HEIs in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/13911
 
Description European Cinema: Perspectives on Post-Democracy and the Crisis of the European Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 18 academics and PGRs presented and/or attended this seminar, which explored timely and provocative questions relating to european cinema in the age of post-democracy. Future funding applications and publications are in progress as a result.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/news/article/4957/european_cinema_perspectives_on_post-democracy_and_th...
 
Description Event Report: A New Language - a New Life? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The blog was posted on the IMLR and the OWRI websites, with the dual purpose of disseminating information on the symposium on Translingual writing by women authors held on 1 March as well as raising interest in the forthcoming conference (2019).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://crosslanguagedynamics.blogs.sas.ac.uk/2018/03/14/event-report-a-new-language-a-new-life-tran...
 
Description Expert seminar on aspects of university language learning by bi-and multilingual university students in UK, Oxford University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose of participation in the expert seminar organised by another OWRI consortium - Creative Multiligualism- was twofold (1) to contribute to a critical discussion of how to teach languages at university in a context where many students already engage in multilingual practices, (2) to ask UK colleagues to encourage their students to partciapate in our on line survey
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood. Integration, Community and Co-Habitation (conference co-organised) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The conference brought together researchers from the social sciences and arts and humanisties from all over the world. It enabled very fruitful exchanges and discussions across disciplinary borders. Interest in further collaboration was registered from almost all participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Facebook Live streaming of "Can the Subaltern speak online?" seminar papers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The seminar papers from "Can the Subaltern speak online" were streamed live on Facebook via the Centre for World Cinema & Digital Cultures facebook page. People viewed these both in real time and several hundred views also took place after the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/pg/worldcinemasatleeds/videos/?ref=page_internal
 
Description Film Aesthetics: Bowie, Berkeley and Beckett 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Part of a series of film screenings exploring cinema within the context of the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures, attended mostly by postgraduate students. The series became increasingly successful and is continuing into 2017-18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Gerald Aylmer Seminar: Digital and the Archive 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Naomi Wells was an invited speaker at the Gerald Aylmer Seminar, an annual one-day symposium jointly convened by The National Archives, the Royal Historical Society and the Institute of Historical Research. The event was hosted at the National Archives and included a broad audience of academics (primarily from outside of her own disciplinary area of Modern Languages) and professional curators/archivists (with representatives from the Tate, the British Library and third sector organisations). She presented her work on the web presence of London's Latin American communities, and after her talk received requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/our-research-and-academic-collaboration/events-and-training...
 
Description Herta Müller and the Currents of European History - International Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Herta Müller and the Currents of European History: International Conference organised by Brigid Haines (Swansea University) and Jenny Watson (Edinburgh)

Collaborators and funders apart from OWRI: Herta Müller, writer, Berlin; British Library; IMLR London; German Embassy London; Goethe Institute London; Romanian Cultural Insitute London; German Department, UCL; Dr Lyn Marven (Liverpool University); German Department KCL; MHRA; Professor Karin Bauer, McGill University, Canada; Dr Jenny Watson, Edinburgh University; Dr Michel Mallet, Université de Moncton, Canada; Philip Boehm, American playwright, theatre director, and literary translator; RIAH, Swansea University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://symphony-live.s3.amazonaws.com/4M9UC8pSagHnqjRAkmMOqv3Qgclk9lVx4VHpulFI4KXUedlf3r2ui2NkxvNJY...
 
Description INSET - MMU - Using Video Games and Storytelling in Language Teaching and Learning 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact INSET oriented to show the use of video games in Modern Languages within GCSE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description INSET Day for MFL teachers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to participate in the INSET day for Modern Foreign language teachers, organised by MANCEP (Manchester Catholic Education Partnerhsip) on Friday 15 February 2019. 40 teachers from the following schools attended the event: Loreto Hight School Chorlton, Our Lady's RC High School, St John Vianney, ST Matthew's RC High School, ST Paul's RC High School, St Peter's RC High School, The Barlow RC High School, Loreto College, Xaverian College.
Presentation Using film to improve students' cultural understanding and enhance language leaning (part of the OWRI Teaching Training Project).
The event provided an opportunity to present the project, resources and increased interest in future activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Initiatives Promoting Women in Translation: the Encounters Seminar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was given as part of the 'Translating Women' conference, organised at the IMLR, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 31 october/ 1 November 2019. It was attended by professional tyranslators and academics. The Encounters initiative was linked with other professional translators' networks as a result; since then, cross-information and cross-advertising of events and activities has ensued.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Inset event for language teachers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact How to use short films in language teaching in secondary schools especially in Y12 and Y13
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview 2 on Radio Liban 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The purpose of the interview was to discuss my work on the medical humanities in light of my cancer project. The interview itself sought to inform readers of what the term medical humanities means and how my research can bring benefit to the wider public. *Interview available on CD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interview for National news - Al-Hurra TV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The purpose of the TV interview was to discuss the research strands that underpinned the staged performance of women's cancer accounts and the significance of such a play in tackling the 'taboo' of cancer in the Arab world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/alyoumshow/videos/10155499656487910/
 
Description Interview for National news - Al-Jadid TV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The purpose of the TV interview was to discuss the staged performance and the underlying research (interviews with cancer patients) as well as the significance of staging a play about women's experiences of cancer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://fan.aljadeed.tv/arabic/entertainment/stars-news/290720177
 
Description Interview for National news - Future TV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The pupose of the interview was to discuss the staged performance of women's cancer accounts and the underpinning research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://futuretvnetwork.com/%D9%85%D8%B3%D8%B1%D8%AD%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D9%88%D8%B5%D9%81%D9%88%D9%84%D9%8A...
 
Description Interview for National news - NBN TV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Purpose of the interview was to discuss the staged performance of women's cancer accounts and the research questions that informed this creative output.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVqfT5ScxoY
 
Description Interview for National news - OTV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The purpose of this TV intreview was to dicuss the particularities of the staged performance of Arab women's cancer accounts and the research that resulted in this performance. * The recording of this interview is available on CD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interview for National news - Radio Liban 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The purpose of the radio interview was to discuss the research that I had conducted on the taboo of cancer in the Arab world and the ways in which the dramatic arts can respond and change this . The example discussed was the stage play that I had written. * Interview available on CD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Jeder Stern schien mir ein geheimer Verwandter zu sein: Heimat, Language, and Identity in Katja Petrowskaja, Vielleicht Esther, 6 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This research paper was presented at the Forty-first Annual Conference of the German Studies Association (US), Atlanta, GA, on 6 October 2017. The panel, which was concerned with contemporary Russo-German Literature and questions of 'Heimat' (or homeland), was very well attended. Participants from across the United States and Europe engaged in discussion. I invited two of the other panellists for further collaboration, and they will be attending a conference to be organised for April 2018 at the IMLR.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote speaker - University of Cadiz (Spain): Retos de la alfabetización digital. Lectura, comunciación y nuevas tecnologías 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I was invited to talk about our most recent research progress on Transmedia Literacy in HEIs. This conference was held at Cadiz (Spain) and there were policymakers from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Italy, France, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote speaker - University of Liverpool (UK) Title: 'From new literacies to transmedia literacies: fostering participatory culture in language learning and teaching in Higher Education' at InnoConf2018 (New Trends in Language Learning and Teaching) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited as a keynote speaker for the InnoConf2018 (New Trends in Language Learning and Teaching). Around 80 Higher Education lecturers and language turtors participated. The presentation, questions and discussion afterward has increased the visibility of the Transmedia project. As a resutls of this event, in partnreship with TROPO UK (the Association of Teachers and Research of Portuguese Language in the UK), we are planning an INSET on "Using Short Films Creatively in the Portuguese Language Classroom", which will be held on 6 April 2019 at Manchester Metropolitan University. The event will be part of the Extension and Engagment Activities of the Manchester Metropolitan University OWRI project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/media/livacuk/modern-languages-and-cultures/documents/Book,of,Abstracts,...
 
Description Keynote speaker - University of Paderborn (Germany): Detectives 2.0: el género negro latinoamericano en línea 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I was invited as keynote speaker for the closure of the International Conference Género Negro y Transmedialidad en Argentina, Chile, México y Colombia at the University of Paderborn (Germany) where I talked about the most recent developments in Transmedia Storytelling within Noir literature in Latin America.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote speaker -'Fostering intercultural communicative competence through film' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to deliver the plenary closing session for The Image Conference, an event co-organised by the Portuguese Association of English Language Teachers (ww.appi.pt), in Lisbon (Portugal), 14/11/2017. The research paper entitled 'Fostering intercultural communicative competence through film' disseminated research pursued under the Teacher training project, part of the AHRC-OWRI Cross-Language Dynamics.
The Image Conference, the annual conference of the Visual Arts Circle, is an innovative and collaborative project which seeks to explore the possibilities which film, video, images and video games offer to both language teachers and language learners. The Image Conference brings together leading experts and practitioners in the use of images in language learning who share their experiences, insights and know-how and provides participants with an excellent opportunity to enhance their competence in the innovative and creative use of images. The conference further acted as a platform to promote OWRI activities and as a networking opportunity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.appi.pt/activeapp/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Final-Programme-TIC_18_10.pdf
 
Description Latin America at the British Library workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This workshop was organised as part of the national Being Human Festival of the Humanities and was supported by a Public Engagement Innovators' grant from the School of Advanced Study (University of London). The workshop, titled 'Who tells your story? Latin America at the British Library', was run by Naomi Wells in partnership with the British Library's Latin American and UK Web Archive curators, as well as the charity and community partner Latin Elephant. The workshop was aimed at Latin Americans in the UK, with the aim of exploring collaboratively how we can shape archives and collections and use them to discover and tell our own individual and collective histories. British Library curators presented unique examples of physical items from the Library's Latin American Collections alongside 'born-digital' archival material from the UK Web Archive in order to reflect on the changing shape of archives and collections. At the same time, participants shared their own physical and digital materials of personal significance, such as diaries, music recordings, community websites or personal blogs, to explore what they would like preserved of their own histories. The workshop was fully booked, with around 20 people attending on the day, and feedback from participants and the partner organisations was extremely positive, with participants commenting on how much they had learned about the British Library's archives and collections, and their plans to return to the Library to engage in greater depth with these resources. The event is also informing the development and content of a Special Collection in the UK Web Archive of websites relating to Latin American communities in the UK, and participants and partners were keen to explore future opportunities for further activities and engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://talkinghumanities.blogs.sas.ac.uk/2017/11/07/who-tells-your-story-latin-america-at-the-briti...
 
Description Laurie Slegtenhorst presents Süskind by Rudolf van den Berg 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Part of a series of film screenings exploring cinema within the context of the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures, attended by postgraduate students. The series became increasingly successful and is continuing into 2017-18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Literary Translation panel discussions at Jornadas Profesionales organised by AATI, Feria del Libro, Buenos Aires 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The panel discussions at the Jornadas Profesionales presented the OWRI CLDRC project: in 2017 with Professor Catherine Davies and Giles Foden and in 2018 with invited writer Julianne Pachico (UEA) and Cecilia Rossi (BCLT, UEA) with a focus on Rossi's subproject.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Mesa redonda y lecturas: Identidad culturas y migraciones covered in the national press 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An expert panel discussion on the topics of borders, identities, languages, cultures, memory and migration hosted by the Library at MALBA (Museum of Latin American Art) in Buenos Aires on 22 April 2019. The panel comprised academics (Argentina and UK) and creative writers (Chile, Switzerland, UK) with participation from the public. The discussion was covered in the national press ('Refugios, exilios y migraciones copan la ficcion', in Clarin-Revista N, column 'Flora y Fauna' by March Mazzei) and is permanently uploaded on the MALBA website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://malba.org.ar/en/evento/mesa-redonda-y-lecturas-literatura-y-migraciones-gianna-molina-k-j-or...
 
Description Michael Samuel presents The Last Days of Disco by Whit Stillman 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Part of a series of film screenings exploring cinema within the context of the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures, attended by postgraduate students. The series became increasingly successful and is continuing into 2017-18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Moving Beyond the 'Heimat' Concept: German-Jewish Perspectives 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This talk was presented at the European MLA Symposium in Lisbon; it reached a very international audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Multilingual Literatures Conference (Gregynog): Paper Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Aled gave a presentation entitled: "Colm Tóibín as Cultural Ambassador to the Hispanic World" at the international conference "Multilingual Literatures" held at Gregynog between the 17th and 19th of July 2019. After the talk, Aled received requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://multilingualliteratures.wordpress.com/
 
Description Multilingual Literatures: Interdisciplinary Conference, Gregynog 17-19 July 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This 3 day conference (17-19 July 2019) brought together researchers from across literary and linguistic disciplines interested in the study of multilingualism in literature, cinema and art. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, the discussions were productive and enabled knowledge exchange across research and linguistic boundaries.
A select number of papers presented at the conference have been converted into articles and are due to be published in the forthcoming compilation Multilingual Literatures: International Perspectives, edited by the conference organisers (Aled Rees and Julian Preece)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://multilingualliteratures.wordpress.com/
 
Description Nathan Brand presents Leviathan by Andrey Zviagintsev 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Part of a series of film screenings exploring cinema within the context of the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures, attended by postgraduate students. The series became increasingly successful and is continuing into 2017-18.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description National Archives CDP presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I was invited to present my research with the UK Web Archiving engagement manager, Jason Webber, at this AHRC CDP student workshop on 'Using Archives' at the National Archives. Together we introduced postgraduate students to the UK Web Archive as a resource for research, in addition to introducing and explaining my own research project. Many of those present were not previously aware of the existence of the Archive and in the following discussions expressed their intention to explore its potential uses for their own research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Nobel Laureate Herta Müller on fact, fiction and the German Election - BBC Radio - World Update 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "In a rare interview with World Update's Paul Henley, she discusses life, literature, the plight of refugees and her thoughts on the forthcoming German election." - Interview during Herta Müller's visit to London for the reading at the British Library.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05gpzs8
 
Description Organisation and delivery of INSET on Short Films and Critical Thinking 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Teacher Training (INSET) on Using Short Films for the Development of Critical Thinking in the Language Classroom. Co-organisaiton and delivery of workshop to teachers of languages in secondary schools. We had 12 attendees, who gave us post-event feedback on the content and the session. They commented that they found the resources useful and that they intend to implement them in their lessons
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://transmediaineducation.com
 
Description Organisation and delivery of INSET: Using Short Films Creatively in the Portuguese Classroom 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In collaboration with the Assocation Tropo (Teachers and Researchs of Portuguese Languages), I organised an INSET day for Portuguese language teachers on the 6 April 2019 (from 10:30 to 16:00) at Manchester Met University. 10 teachers /lecturers from schools and universities attended the event (part of the OWRI Teaching Training Project) from the following institutions: University of Liverpool, Newcastle University, Instituto Camões, The University of Manchester,OUCDE (Oxford University - Department for Continuing Education), University of Southampton, and University of Sheffield. New resources were presented and materials were adapted. The resources that are been designed in collaboration with the participants and one UG student will be avialble via the Transmedia in Education website (www.Transmediaineducation.org). The event provided an opportunity to present the project, resources and increased interest in future activities. The event received an excellent feedback. In short, all participants 'fully agreed' that (1) the workshop was interesting; (2) the workshop was intellectually stimulating; (3) they learned something useful for their L&T practice; (4) the session was well organised.The free text comments confirmed that participants were very satisfied with the event and enjoyed the opportunity to learn about films for language teaching and to network with other teachers of Portuguese.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in Panel Discussion on Growing up Multilingually 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The panel discussion followed a Verbatim theatre performance based on interviews conducted in a London Primary School. The performance, entitled 'At Home I Speak', was given at the Rich Mix Cultural Centre, Bethnal Green. It attracted an audience of teachers, members of the general public and researchers. the reach was particularly large because of collaboration with the Being Human Festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in round table discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The purpose of the event was a round table discussion with the 'What's Left?' curatorial team (Dusan Radunovic, Andy Byford, Anoush Ehteshami , Francisco-Hernández Adrián and myself) where we reflected on the key themes and conclusions of the festival's programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/film-and-events/view/whats-left-rethinking-revolution-through-visua...
 
Description Presentation and Film Screening 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of my ethnographic work on Arab women's cancer experiences to academics and health care practitioners and global health organisations. The presentations was accompanied by the screening of a short film, Wasafuli al-Sabr, whose script I wrote and which is also based on the testimonies collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Sociolinguistic Summer School 8 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Sociolinguistics Summer School, an annual international meeting point organised by and directed to MA/PhD students and ECRs, combines plenary lectures and workshops conducted by leading researchers in the field and presentations/discussions by participants. A presentation on the project ('Language Borders: Entry Certification, Migrant Identities and Support Networks for FSU (Former Soviet Union) Migration to Russia') was given as part of a panel within the SSS8 (4-7 July, 2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://sss8barcelona.wordpress.com/
 
Description Presentation at the New Trends and Directions in Migration conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The 'New Trends and Directions of Migration' international conference held on 26-27 October 2017 in NRU Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia brought together scholars, civil society activists, media representatives and professional practitioners to discuss tendencies and practices in contemporary migration. The presentation titled 'Pride vs. Profit: Language
Aspects of the Migration Experience of Post-Soviet Migrants in Contemporary Russia' was part of the panel on language and migration during which important connections with other research projects in the same field of inquiry have been established (e.g. further collaboration with the 'Languages of Moscow' project).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://isp.hse.ru/en/new_trends_and_directions_of_migration
 
Description Public lecture for Language Educators at the University of Cambridge ( School of Education) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A seminar was given to students (UG and PG), colleagues, language educators and policy representatives about the purpose of our project - Language learning and multilingual practices among university in the UK, Europe and beyond. The lecture outlined the background to the study, the methodology, reasons for the focus on university students and initial results. Significant discussion took place after the lecture with participants sharing their own observations and requesting some advice about possible ways forward in the UK higher education language learning sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Rachel Johnson presents The consequences of Love by Paolo Sorrentino 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Part of a series of film screenings exploring cinema within the context of the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures, attended mostly by postgraduate students. The series became increasingly successful and is continuing into 2017-18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Remapping World Cinemas: Film, Tourism & Heritage 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 29 speakers and delegates attended this national seminar featuring academics and practitioners with expertise in the subject, which sparked further discussions and new connections across sectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Research Across Boundaries Conference (Swansea) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Aled participated in the panel "Bilingual writers: language ambassadors or mental migrants?" at Swansea University's College of Arts and Humanities Conference "Research Across Boundaries". Aled presented his research on Irish writer Colm Tóibín's use of multilingualism in his fictional production, and after the talk received requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://events.swansea.ac.uk/talk/index/1196/
 
Description Research conference paper: Educación fílmica y empoderamiento: cómo combatir la invisibilidad de las directoras latinoamericanas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The research paper, 'Educación fílmica y empoderamiento: cómo combatir la invisibilidad de las directoras latinoamericanas', was presented during the International Cofnerence Latin American Women's Filmmaking Senate House, University of London, 18th-19th September 2017
The main objective of my research presentation was to raise awareness of the 'invisibility' of Latin American filmmakers in the school curriculum (AS/A2). Another objective was a proposal on how to promote and critically engage with the work of Latin American and Latina women filmmakers.
The conference further acted as a platform to promote OWRI activities and as a networking opportunity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://ilas.sas.ac.uk/events/event/6989
 
Description Research paper 'Space, Time and Language in Das überirdische Licht', presented at 'Damals, dann und danach'. Symposium in Honour of the 70th Birthday of Barbara Honigmann, IMLR, 25 February 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The symposium delivered an assessment of Barbara Honigmann's work on the occasion of her 70th birthday. My paper concentrated on space and time and especially on the function of translingual writing in her short novel Das ueberirdische Licht. Ca. 4o people attended the conference (postgraduates, other academics and members of the general public). There were lively debates and the day concluded with a reading by Honigmann from her most recent novel, Georg (published in January 2019). A conference volume will be published in due course. The talk - and indeed the whole symposium - linked I with the research theme of German-Jewish women's writing and translingualism.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Research paper for international conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a research paper entitled 'Avgust Cernigoj: at the frontiers of futurismo'. It was given in a panel of two speakers (the other speaker was prof. Sascha Bru, one of the keynote speakers) at the Biennial International Conference of EAM (European Network for Avantgarde and Modernism Studies) at the University of Muenster, 4-8 September 2018. This paper disseminated research pursued under the Modernities stream of the Translingual Communities strand (AHRC-OWRI Cross-Language Dynamics). The conference further acted as a platform to promote OWRI activities and as a networking opportunity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.uni-muenster.de/Kulturpoetik/en/EAMconference/realism_avantgarde.html
 
Description Research paper presentation: 'Visual exploration of a new life: language, identity and landscape in El futuro perfecto (Wohlatz, 2014) and No Cow on the Ice (Domínguez Serén, 2015)' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented the research paper 'Visual exploration of a new life: language, identity and landscape in El futuro perfecto (Wohlatz, 2014) and No Cow on the Ice (Domínguez Serén, 2015)' at the International Conference Figure du migrant et representations de la migration dans les arts et la literature / Figures of the Migrant and Representations of Migrations in the Arts and in Literature, Le Mans Université (France), 18-19 October 2018. The conference further acted as a platform to promote OWRI activities and as a networking opportunity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://migrants2018.sciencesconf.org
 
Description Sameer Film Screening and Director Q&A 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact European premiere of Bollywood political thriller 'Sameer' with post-screening discussion with Director Dakxin Bajrange and Producer Viren Ghamande.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sameer-film-screening-plus-director-and-producer-qa-tickets-385782596...
 
Description Sin Fronteras creative leadership programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Sin Fronteras creative leadership programme was a unique collaborative project between the Latin American Women's Rights Service (LAWRS) and the Cross-Language Dynamics project, in partnership with Southwark Council. The project explored and encouraged civic engagement and leadership among Latin American young women and girls (aged 14-21) in Southwark. Project team members based at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (Maria Soledad Montañez and Naomi Wells) worked in close collaboration with LAWRS to deliver a series of creative and discussion-based workshops exploring the links between gender and cultural identity, language, civic participation and leadership. The activities allowed the participants to work collaboratively, reflecting on their own complex and diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and their capabilities and skills as young Latin American women, and building a stronger sense of leadership and connectivity between them. Both researchers drew on their academic knowledge and experience in the design and delivery of the programme (e.g. MSM's work on Latin American women's writing and NW's work on multilingual identities), translating this knowledge into more engaging and creative formats for this new audience.

The programme reached a group of 10-12 regular participants and feedback indicated an extremely positive response (97% of participants indicated the quality of the session was Very Good and 97% of participants indicated the usefulness of the session was Very Good). Feedback also indicated significant and positive changes in views, knowledge and behaviour as a result of the programme of activities. For example, in response to the following questions, participants responded that:

1) This project helped me to:
"be more sociable", "to get to know other marvellous girls", "to not be selfish and to always have fellowship", "to get to know more friendly people", "to learn about Latin American culture", "to make new friends", "to develop my social skills and get out of my comfort zone"
2) In this project, I learnt:
"teamwork", "to be myself with the girls", "develop new skills", "to do new challenges", "how to develop my talents", "to be myself", "to listen", "to do things as a team", "to value those who accompany me", "to be more creative eg: football, graffiti, poems", "to find myself", "that to do things as a team is better", "filmmaking and photography".
3) After attending this project, I will:
"have more confidence", "be a leader with confidence", "to really value my new friends", "not to judge from appearances without knowing the person first - to be more open", "to be more creative and open to new things", "to learn to try new things and do them - YOLO (you only live once)"

Participants also presented their experiences and work at a final public event, developing their confidence in public speaking, and a Zine was produced at the end of the programme to showcase the creative works produced by the group (see creative outputs).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://crosslanguagedynamics.blogs.sas.ac.uk/2018/10/26/sin-fronteras-young-latin-american-women-le...
 
Description Spanish A2 Study Day: Volver Recommended for A2 and equivalent level Spanish 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Spanish A2 Study Day: Volver at HOME Cinema in Manchester (20/11/2018). 150 students from 10 schools attended the screening with a pre and post-discussion and activities. The event included activities on film literacy and critical analsysis/writing. Feedback from teachers was extremelly positive (film, presentation, interation, activities and resources).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://homemcr.org/event/spanish-a2-study-day-volver/
 
Description Spanish AS Study Day: Sergio and Sergei 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Spanish AS Study Day including the projection of the film Sergio and Sergei (Sergio and Sergei (12A) Dir Ernesto Daranas/Cuba/Spain 2017 (in Spanish, English and Russian with English Subtitle) at HOME Cinema in Manchester. 30 students from 3 schools attended the screening with a pre and post-discussion and activities. This study day addressed the themes of family, friendship, multilingual life, education, and included some contextual information about Cuba (history, and past and present socio-political issues). Then introduciton to the film in Spanish provided relevant historical and contextual information as well as key vocabulary. The screening was followed by a series of Spanish exercises based on the film, including character studies, film genre analysis and discussion of the main themes. The session included a short overview of contemporary Cuban film.
Feedback from teachers was excellent (film presentation, interaction, selection of film, and resources). The students commented on the value of the historical contextualization. The resources included activities on critical thinking/critical writing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://homemcr.org/event/spanish-study-day-sergio-sergei/
 
Description Spanish GCSE Study morning: Jeffrey 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Spanish GCSE Study morning, including the projection of the documentary Jeffrey (Dir Yanillys Pérez/Dominican Republic/France 2016) at HOME Cinema in Manchester. 150 students from 10 schools attended the screening with a pre and post-discussion and activities (analysis of characters, the narrative, intercultural differences, film genre conventions and style). This study morning looked at relevant themes including music, friendship, family life, poverty, education, and references to social issues in contemporary Dominican Republic.
Feedback from teachers was excellent (film presentation, interaction, selection of film, and resources).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://homemcr.org/event/spanish-gcse-study-morning-jeffrey/
 
Description Symposium (organiser and presenter): Jüdin und Moderne: German-Jewish Women's Writing in the early 20th Century and in Exile, 20 October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The symposium was organised in order to raise awareness and share knowledge on Jewish women's writing in the early 20th century. It was attended by postgraduates, academics and professionals from various cultural institutions and engendered an in-depth exchange of ideas and a lively discussion. This is an underexplored area of German Studies - and indeed, of Jewish studies as well, and the audience expressed astonishment at the rich and varied literature produced by Jewish women in Germany, of which we hear too little. As a result, it was decided to plan a string of follow-up symposia. Podcasts of selected papers presented at the conference can be accessed on the IMLR website. Selected papers from this event will be published as a section in the Yearbook of the Leo Baeck Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Symposium (organiser): A New Language - a New Life? Translingual Literature by Contemporary Women Writers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This symposium brought together scholars working on translingual women's writing in the language fields of Italian, French and German. We explored the particular richness of texts produced by writers in languages that are not their mother tongues. Among the questions we explored were the following:

• Is translingual writing perceived by the authors in question as a liberation and a new beginning, or as a requirement demanded by the literary market?
• How does the particular attention to language required in translingual writing affect the text?
• What are the distinctive literary and linguistic strategies employed in translingual writing?
• Does writing in a foreign tongue go hand in hand with establishing a new identity?
• What can translingual writing achieve that goes beyond the possibilities of texts produced by mother-tongue writers?

It was a very dynamic and lively event with much discussion between speakers and the audience. Concrete ideas were discussed for planning a larger conference on the theme in 2019, and a number of people joined the planning group whose first encounter with the Institute and the OWRI research team was through this symposium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Symposium organiser: Transnational and Translingual Urban Writing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This workshop, which took place at SAS on 25 June 2018, was to provide an initial exchange of ideas between colleagues from Literary Studies (across various languages), Urban Planning, History, Architecture and Sociolinguistics from the School of Advanced Study at the University of London and the Humanities Institute at UC Dublin. The day yielded excellent cross-disciplinary discussions and served as a planning platform for a larger conference on 'The Transnational Street / Neighbourhood' to be hosted by UCD in 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://crosslanguagedynamics.blogs.sas.ac.uk/2018/08/06/events-report-transnational-and-translingua...
 
Description Talk for Modern Foreign Language Teachers: Using short films to enhance language teaching and learning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to participate in the INSET day for Modern Foreign language teachers, organised by School Improvement Liverpool (www.schoolimprovementliverpool.co.uk) on 28 February 2019 in Liverpool. 10 teachers from schools located in Liverpool attended the presentation "Using short films to enhance language teaching and learning" (part of the OWRI Teaching Training Project and the resources from previous events available in the Transmedia in Education website (www.Transmediaineducation.org).
The event provided an opportunity to present the project, resources and increased interest in future activities. Some teachers were interested in being part of the Liverpool hub. Excellent feedback from the participants. Comment from one of the teachers: "I am interest in film studies and critical thinking, particularly for A level. Really enjoyed INSET st School Improvement Liverpool and (I was) very inspired".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talking Humanities blog on Digital Diasporas 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This blogpost was connected to the 'Digital Diasporas' conference (to take place in 2019) and gave an accessible overview to the themes the conference will address. It was published on the School of Advanced Study's widely read Talking Humanities blog and was widely shared on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://talkinghumanities.blogs.sas.ac.uk/2018/08/23/digital-diasporas-languages-cultures-and-commun...
 
Description Talking Humanities blogpost 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This blogpost was connected to the Being Human Festival event 'Who tells your story? Latin America at the British Library' and was published on the School of Advanced Study's widely read Talking Humanities blog. The post was widely shared on social media, including on the Being Human Festival's Twitter account, and explained the purpose and the project research underpinning the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://talkinghumanities.blogs.sas.ac.uk/2017/11/07/who-tells-your-story-latin-america-at-the-briti...
 
Description The 20-minute presentation 'Germanisten als Mittler in der englischsprachigen Kultur des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts' was given at a conference at the University of Aix-Marseilles entitled 'Germanistik --- Eine interkulturelle Wissenschaft'. There were delegates and paper gives from across the Continent of Europe and from further afield. I was the only UK-based participant and highlighted the project in my abstract which I also discussed with the audience. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact It was a major international conference which was funded by the Goethe Institut and DAAD. There were more than a dozen listeners in my panel, some of whom spoke to me about my contribution afterwards. I also attended many other panels and plenaries, asked questions and raised points. There was interest in the OWRI project and in particular in 'Bilingual British Writers'. It was particularly interesting that attempts at redefining the discipline of Modern Languages, or in this case Germanistik / German Studies, are being made in other countries as well as the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://echanges.univ-amu.fr/?q=manifestations/germanistik-eine-interkulturelle-wissenschaft
 
Description The Digital in Global Perspective: Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A public panel took place, attended by 32 people, and marketed as part of Leeds Digital Festival to explore synergies between the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures and in the School of Media & Communications. Audiences reported interest in finding out more about the university and how its work intersects with public work across the city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Importance of Literature in Modern Languages 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk was presented at a conference designed to re-think the curriculum and policies for Modern Languages: 'Our Uncommon Ground: Modern Languages & Cultures for the 21st centuries. The talk was attended by colleagues in the field as well as by AHRC staff, and it was meant - and seen - as a contribution to making our arguments regarding the importance and the reforms needed in Modern Languages as a discipline.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Politics and Poetics of Digital Indigeneity in Latin America 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr. Thea Pitman wrote this blog piece on The Salsa Collective http://www.thesalsacollective.co.uk/ - multi-disciplinary research community for UK based scholars interested in latinidad across the Americas. The article was a result of the seminar she held in April as part of this grant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.thesalsacollective.co.uk/
 
Description Translators' workshop on Herta Müller 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Wednesday 20 September: translators' workshop at UCL led by Lyn Marven, more info here: https://lynmarven.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/translation-workshop-herta-mullers-short-prose-and-collages
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://lynmarven.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/translation-workshop-herta-mullers-short-prose-and-collag...
 
Description Translingual Creativity and Belonging in Katja Petrowskaja, Vielleicht Esther [Maybe Esther] (2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The talk was part of the symposium A New Language - a New Life? Translingual Literature by Contemporary Women Writers. (Please see entry for this)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Translingualism in Contemporary Women's Writing (IMLR): Conference Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Aled gave a paper entitled: "Miss America is losing her Spanish': Bilingualism, Biculturalism and Belonging in Julia Alvarez's How the García Girls Lost Their Accents" at the Across Languages: Translingualism in Contemporary Women's Writing Conference held at the IMLR. Aled fielded numerous questions after the paper and has converted the paper into an article which is due to be published in the compilation "Multilingual Literatures: International Perspectives" in early 2021 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/17740
 
Description Volcano Fridays - event 1 - Cross-Language Literature Events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Volcano Fridays - event 1
130 people (university staff, students, general public including refugees, writers from the region) attended an evening event of multilingual poetry readings and discussion with National Poet of Wales Ifor ap Glyn (Welsh), Berlin-based poet Yang Lian (Chinese), and local Sudanese refugee writer Amani Bahkiet (Arabic). Ap Glyn and Yang read their translations of one another's poems. All writers' poems were circulated in a brochure with English translations. Audience survey (n=98) showed 90% felt that they now saw language, culture and translation in new ways.
Organised in partnership with venue Volcano Theatre, Wales PEN Cymru, and charities Swansea Asylum Seekers Support and Swansea Women's Asylum and Refugee Group.
Part of the ap Glyn / Yang performance featured in a BBC S4C documentary about the National Poet, broadcast later in 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://volcanofridays.wordpress.com/our-upcoming-events/
 
Description Volcano Fridays 10 - Cross-Language Literature Events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact University staff, students, general public including refugees, writers from the region, attended an evening event of multilingual poetry readings and discussion with Chilean exile writer José Cifuentes from Swansea (memoir published by Hafan Books / Tom Cheesman); Patricia Rodriguez Martinez Jones - Swansea University's Director of Interpreting Studies, researcher and translator of Afro-Colombian poetry (launching a volume published by Hafan Books), and a performance by the mutually translating experimental poets Zoë Skoulding from Bangor and Jean Portante from Paris (author and translator from English, Spanish, Italian and German).
Audience survey showed 90% felt that they now saw language, culture and translation in new ways.
Hafan Books subsequently published a poetry pamphlet by Skoulding with Portante's translations.

Event organised in partnership with venue Volcano Theatre, Wales PEN Cymru, and charities Swansea Asylum Seekers Support and Swansea Women's Asylum and Refugee Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://volcanofridays.wordpress.com/our-upcoming-events/
 
Description Volcano Fridays 11 - Cross-Language Literature Events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Launch event for My Heart Loves in My Language: a book of stories and poems about experiences of language/s, written by or based on interviews with refugees, asylum-seekers and other migrants in Swansea, collected in the course of OWRI fieldwork research and edited by Tom Cheesman (project PI), Filiz Celik (project RA) or inspired and co-created by Jeni Williams (poet, translator, convenor of Swansea Asylum and Refugee Women's Group, UTSD senior lecturer in Creative Writing). A dozen contributors spoke or read contributions, using as many different languages, and discussed emotions surrounding language/s with the audience which included university staff, students, general public including refugees, writers from the region, Assembly Members and local politicians, and representatives of third sector organisations.

Organised in partnership with venue Volcano Theatre and charities Swansea (Bay) Asylum Seekers Support (Group) and Swansea Women's Asylum and Refugee Group.

Book link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heart-Loves-Language-Refugees-Writing/dp/0995496641 /
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://volcanofridays.wordpress.com/
 
Description Volcano Fridays 2 - Cross-Language Literature Events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Volcano Fridays - event 2.
c.90 people (university staff, students, general public including refugees) attended an evening event of multilingual readings, film and discussion with: Turkish exiled novelist and dramatist Meltem Arikan and actor and director Pinar Ögün; Turkish>English poetry translator and human rights activist Caroline Stockford, and Swansea-based Iranian artist Amir a Nejad.
Audience survey showed 90% felt that they now saw language, culture and translation in new ways.
Organised in partnership with Volcano Theatre, Wales PEN Cymru, and charities Swansea Asylum Seekers Support and Swansea Women's Asylum and Refugee Group.
Story by Arikan commissioned by Kathryn Jones for European Travelers to Wales project's e-book PERTHYN I GYMRU / BELONGING TO WALES (2019)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://volcanofridays.wordpress.com/our-upcoming-events/
 
Description Volcano Fridays 3 - Cross-Language Literature Events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Volcano Fridays 3
An evening event of multilingual performances and discussion with: Eric Ngalle Charles - Cameroon-born Anglophone + Russophone performance poet/dramatist/memoirist, based in Cardiff, longterm collaborator with PI Cheesman (Hafan Books project, Wales PEN Cymru projects); Rhys Trimble - renowned north Walian performance bardd / poet in Welsh and English; Edin Suljic - poet and film-maker from London, speaker of Former Yugoslavian.
Organised in partnership with venue Volcano Theatre, Wales PEN Cymru, and charities Swansea Asylum Seekers Support and Swansea Women's Asylum and Refugee Group.
Audience survey confirmed 90% felt that they now saw language, culture and translation in new ways.
Numerous requests for involvement received.
Books by Suljic and Trimble subsequently published by Cheesman in Hafan Books.
Story by Suljic commissioned by Kathryn Jones for European Travelers to Wales project's e-book PERTHYN I GYMRU / BELONGING TO WALES (2019)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://volcanofridays.wordpress.com/our-upcoming-events/
 
Description Volcano Fridays 4 - Cross-Language Literature Events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact University staff, students, general public including refugees, writers and arts activists from the region, attended an evening event of multilingual poetry readings and discussion with UK-wide celebrated Polish-born performance poet Bohdan Piasecki from Birmingham, Syrian refugee physician and poet Bashar Farahat (London) and members of the Swansea slam poetry group Poets on the Hill (founded by Benjamin Zephaniah), the Hafan Books 'Refugees Writing in Wales' group and the Swansea Asylum and Refugee Women's Group with translator/co-creator Jeni Williams (Trinity St Davids University).
Texts and translations by Piasecki and Farahat were distributed as brochures.
Audience survey showed 90% felt that they now saw language, culture and translation in new ways.
Organised in partnership with venue Volcano Theatre, Wales PEN Cymru, and charities Swansea Asylum Seekers Support and Swansea Women's Asylum and Refugee Group.
Piasecki was subsequently invited back by Volcano Theatre for a one-man evening performance, and members of Poets on the Hill contributed to subsequent Volcano Fridays events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://volcanofridays.wordpress.com/our-upcoming-events/
 
Description Volcano Fridays 5 - Cross-Language Literature Events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact University staff, students, general public including refugees, writers from the region, attended an evening event of multilingual readings, film screenings and discussion with Preti Taneja - novelist, poet, blogger, researcher from Cambridge (presenting her novel We That Are Young); Ali Sizer, Kurdish-Alevi musician and radio presenter in exile from Turkey; Hannah Sabatia - poet from Swansea (from Kenya).

Audience survey showed 90% felt that they now saw language, culture and translation in new ways.

Organised in partnership with venue Volcano Theatre, Wales PEN Cymru, and charities Swansea Asylum Seekers Support and Swansea Women's Asylum and Refugee Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://volcanofridays.wordpress.com/our-upcoming-events/
 
Description Volcano Fridays 6 - Cross-Language Literature Events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact University staff, students, general public including refugees, writers from the region, attended an evening event of multilingual readings and discussion with leading French author and translator Marie Darrieussecq in conversation with Catherine Rodgers (Swansea University researcher on French feminist fiction); and a joint performance by Kannada poet Mamta Sagar and her translator Nia Davies, poet / editor of Poetry Wales. Texts by Darrieussecq were distributed in a brochure with translations by Rodgers.

Audience survey showed 90% felt that they now saw language, culture and translation in new ways.

Organised in partnership with venue Volcano Theatre, Wales PEN Cymru, and charities Swansea Asylum Seekers Support and Swansea Women's Asylum and Refugee Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://volcanofridays.wordpress.com/our-upcoming-events/
 
Description Volcano Fridays 7 - Cross-Language Literature Events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact University staff, students, general public including refugees, writers from the region) attended an evening event of multilingual readings, performances and discussion with Ramzanali Fazel (pioneer of Italian postcolonial literature with her memoir of migration, translated as Far from Mogadishu) in conversation with Swansea University researcher, poet and cultural activist Luca Paci (founder, Italian Cultural Centre Wales, and slam poetry performance by Alhaji Sheku Kamara - from Sierra Leone / Swansea.
Audience survey showed 90% felt that they now saw language, culture and translation in new ways.
Organised in partnership with venue Volcano Theatre, Wales PEN Cymru, and charities Swansea Asylum Seekers Support and Swansea Women's Asylum and Refugee Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://volcanofridays.wordpress.com/our-upcoming-events/
 
Description Volcano Fridays 8 - Cross-Language Literature Events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact University staff, students, general public including refugees, writers from the region, attended an evening event of multilingual readings and discussion with Jörg Bernig, award winning poet, novelist and essayist based near Dresden, performing with his translator Tom Cheesman; Philip Gross, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of South Wales, poet and novelist with Estonian paternal European roots; Mike Jenkins, poet and editor from Merthyr, performing in Valleys English.

Wioletta Greg [Grzegorzewska], best-selling Polish novelist, poet, editor and translator, who has lived in England since 2006, was booked but unable to attend.

Audience survey showed 90% felt that they now saw language, culture and translation in new ways.
Organised in partnership with venue Volcano Theatre, Wales PEN Cymru, and charities Swansea Asylum Seekers Support and Swansea Women's Asylum and Refugee Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://volcanofridays.wordpress.com/our-upcoming-events/
 
Description Volcano Fridays 9 - Cross-Language Literature Events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact University staff, students, general public including refugees, writers from the region, attended an evening event of multilingual readings and discussion with: world-renowned Arabophone poet Maram al-Massri (born in Syria, based in France); translations read by Nia Davies (Poetry Wales editor) (standing in for Menna Elfyn who was ill); Humberto Gatica - poet in Spanish from Chile, from Swansea; Sharon Morris - mostly Anglophone Welsh poet, artist in residence at Swansea's Glynn Vivian Gallery.
Audience survey showed 90% felt that they now saw language, culture and translation in new ways.
Organised in partnership with venue Volcano Theatre, Wales PEN Cymru, and charities Swansea Asylum Seekers Support and Swansea Women's Asylum and Refugee Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://volcanofridays.wordpress.com/our-upcoming-events/
 
Description Winter Academy "REVISITING THE NATION. TRANSNATIONAL CONTACT ZONES IN EASTERN EUROPE", BUCHAREST, NEW EUROPE COLLEGE FEBRUARY 26 -MARCH 7, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact academic workshop that helped to discuss my research with international colleagues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.prisma-ukraina.de/nc/en/events/detail/revisiting-the-nation-transcultural-contact-zones-i...
 
Description Women's Voices in the German Heimat Discourse Before, During and After the First World war 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was a panel organised at the European MLA Symposium in Lisbon in July 2019. It successfully provided a showcase for research conducted independently and enabled networking and knowldedge exchange between the researchers involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description workshop for teachers using short film in language classroom 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact London event 20 February 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description • Invitation of Dakxin Bajrange (filmmaker present at our Protest Film workshop event and Sameer screening) to present at the AHRC International Development Summit in June 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The AHRC hosted an International Development Summit- 'Mobilising Global Voices', at the British Library, London on Wednesday 7th June 2017. A speaker from our February event "Participatory Arts, International Development and National Cultural Identities" was asked to be on an expert panel with Prof. Paul Cooke, and also successfully applied to present a paper at the event. The Summit aimed to showcase and discuss the unique and important contribution that AHRC-funded research (and of the arts and humanities more widely) makes to policy and practice in International Development and to cross-disciplinary and collaborative research which addresses a range of global challenges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/research/readwatchlisten/features/international-development-summit/