ne of the conclusions of the MIME project, with its eleven participating disciplines, is that research on multilingualism and how societies deal with it through public policy requires a deeply interdisciplinary perspective in order to do justice to the complexity of the issues at hand. This raises the question of how this interdisciplinarity can be encouraged, whether in institutions, in publication activities, in the operations of bodies that finance research and, not least, in the practices of researchers hailing from disciplines that span the full range of the social sciences and humanities (SSH).
The final MIME conference on INTERDISCIPLINARITY AND THE FUTURE OF MULTILINGUALISM RESEARCH proposes to discuss the challenges of interdisciplinary cooperation and exchange in research on multilingualism and language policy and planning, with an emphasis on epistemological and methodological issues.
The first day of the conference is dedicated to presentations of results stemming from research on multilingualism done by MIME doctoral students, whereas the second features keynote speeches, roundtables and discussions and exchange on emerging issues of relevance for the future of multilingualism research.
We invite researchers from all related SSH disciplines to join us in taking stock of those challenges, take part in the discussion, and identify strategies that can help create the conditions needed for high-quality interdisciplinary work on multilingualism and language policy to flourish in years to come.