This conference aims at promoting and reinforcing interactions and networking between linguists and geographers working in urban areas. The goal is to find relevant overlaps, pose new and exciting research questions, provide a platform for the presentation and discussion of current research projects. The thematic and geographical focus of the conference will be the Hispanic-American metro- polis, where in contrast to other urban regions, interdisciplinary work between geographers and linguists has not been sufficiently developed. Proposals on other urban areas are also welcome.
Tel est le sujet de la conférence que François Grin, coordinateur de MIME, a donnée hier soir au Club 44 – un espace culturel et de débat à la Chaux-de-Fonds, en Suisse – suite au vote de la population du canton de Nidwald, qui a rejeté une initiative populaire sur l’enseignement des langues qui aurait eu comme effet potentiel l’élimination du français dans le cursus scolaire primaire.
Le Forum Helveticum et le centre de rencontres Waldegg organisent la journée de réflexion "Les langues (s’) animent- Développer une nouvelle culture linguistique en Suisse?" le 24 mars 2015 au Schloss Waldegg, près de Soleure.
On 28 January 2015, MIME coordinator Prof. François Grin was invited to discuss the question of 'What is the value of multilingualism - between reality and ideals' at the occasion of a related Swiss Education briefing organized by SwissCore.
Mastering multiple languages (at individual level) and making the most of linguistic diversity (at societal level) is often automatically correlated with personal empowerment, higher economic performance and cultural enrichment. But is it really so and what is needed to make this equation work?
Together with Nicoletta Mariolini, Swiss Federal Delegate for Plurilingualism, and Prof. Rolf Tarrach, former Rector of the University of Luxembourg, François Grin reflected on this question shedding light onto policy choices, economic models and concrete measures that were taken in Switzerland and Luxembourg. The discussion was then engaged with an interested audience representing a wide range of Brussels-based organisations. The presentations are available on the SwissCore website. A video will soon be made available on the SwissCore website.
The MIME team at University of Amsterdam will organize a MIME meeting coming January:
Friday 30 January 2015 from 3 p.m. till 5 p.m. Senaatskamer, Bungehuis, Spuistraat 210, Amsterdam
The programme is as follows:
What Political Theorists Need to Know about Language in the Real World Lecture by Thomas Ricento (University of Calgary) Short introduction by MIME coordinator François Grin (University of Geneva) Short introduction of MIME at UvA by László Marácz, Virginie Mamadouh and Federico Gobbo (University of Amsterdam) Closing Speech by Hugo Keizer (European Commission – The Hague) Drinks
The event is open to the public. Please register before Monday, January 5, 2015 by email to MIME research assistant Fleur Boteille firstname.lastname@example.org
Der jährliche Feiertag der Universität Leipzig, der Dies academicus, steht dieses Jahr, am 2.12.2014, im Zeichen des 605. Geburtstag der Universität. Dazu sind alle Hochschullehrer, Mitarbeiter und Studierenden eingeladen, dies zu feiern und sich vorzustellen. Mit dabei ist das MIME team der Universität Leipzig, das sich freut, an diesem Tag seinen Beitrag zu MIME zu präsentieren.
The conference "Translation in Exile" will touch on questions of multilingualism and displacement, and on their methodological implications for translation studies, first and foremost with regard to translating literary texts as a political and cultural practice.
This international conference will be organized by the Centre for Literature in Translation of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University, in cooperation with the University of Santiago de Compostela and the Federal University of Santa Catarina. It will take place on 10-11 Dec 2015 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
The range of problems raised by diversity of languages in international economic and political integration processes calls upon innovative, efficient and fair language policies to manage multilingualism. Language policies are increasingly acknowledged as being a necessary component of many decisions taken in the areas of labour mobility, access to knowledge and higher education, social inclusion of migrants; and they can affect companies’ international competitiveness and the democratic control of international organisations.
The symposium "Economics, Linguistic Justice and Language Policy"aims to bring together economists, philosophers, applied linguists and sociolinguists, policy makers, legal scholars, and social scientists in general. The purpose is to discuss, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the socio-economic effects of language policies, the impact of language dynamics and language planning on justice and inequality at the national or international level, and also the connection between democracy, decision-making and linguistic diversity.
Under the auspices of the the MIME project, the Symposium will be organised by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, School of Business and Economics in Berlin, on 2-3 March 2015.
The MIME Kick-off meeting has been hold in Geneva the 30 March and 1 April 2014. This has been the first occasion for the whole consortium to meet and discuss upcoming research during this 2 day gathering.