12 October 2012: In Cardiff
Multiculturalism in Wales Forum
A group of PhD from the School of Welsh will be hosting a one-day forum on Friday 12 October 2012 in order to discuss multiculturalism in Wales. The event is funded by the University Graduate College. The forums key aims will be to achieve the following:
- Develop ideas on how we can bridge the gap between academia and practitioners
- Gauge views on what multiculturalism means here in Wales and its future as a concept for dealing with diversity in 21st century societies.
- Raise the question what role do practitioners believe academics and Universities can/should have in aiding the development of such issues?
The event will bring together academics and third and public sector workers to discuss these issues. The guest speakers will be Vaughan Gething (Assembly Member), cultural establishments from various areas across Wales, and a panel of academics from Cardiff University. Hopefully a network of contacts will be established in this field as a as result of the forum.
The event will be held in Council Chamber, Main Building, Cardiff University between 10am and 4pm
Lunch is provided free of charge. Contact Geraint Whittaker (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve a place.
September 2012: In Bangor
AHRC Research Network ‘Translation and Non-State Cultures’
Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost is a member of the above AHRC-sponsored research network, a joint project between Cardiff University and Bangor University. He presented two papers to the network: ‘Cyfieithu’r Cofnod’ in September 2012 and ‘Cyfieithu Cymru: Lessons from ‘Translating Ireland’ in April 2012.
21-24 August 2012: In Berlin
Sociolinguistics Symposium 19, Berlin, 2012, Panel 172: Urban Language Conflict
Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost along with Jeroen Darquennes conducted a panel at the recent Sociolinguistics Symposium in Berlin. The panel members were:
- Conradh na Gaeilge (Gaelic League) and the Language Freedom Movement (LFM): a case-study of conflicting language ideologies in an Irish urban context (1965-74) (ID: 558)
- Covert language diversity in municipal institutions and the influence of EU language policy (ID: 1434)
- Language conflict and the negotiation of a new urban linguistic identity (ID: 844)
Van Mensel, Luk
- Language conflict in a globalised Barcelona (ID: 673)
- Patterns and Perceptions of Multilingualism in the Multicultural Area of Berlin-Kreuzberg (ID: 788)
Marten, Heiko F.
- Present-day urban language policy issues in Sweden – equity in education as a litmus paper to identify core language conflicts (ID: 552)
- Re-defining language conflict – challenges and options (ID: 1129)
22-24 April 2012: In Cardiff
The School of Welsh welcomed a group of scholars from Canada. As part of their visit a research seminar was held between the School of Welsh’s Language Policy and Planning Research Unit and the ARUC/CURA, Canada to discuss contemporary Welsh language policy. After the seminar the group were granted the first ever formal meeting with the Welsh Language Commissioner, Meri Huws. The purpose of the visit was to identify best practice in Wales in order to develop language policy in Canada and strengthen the communal element within Canada’s Francophone cirizens. One member of the group, Martin Normand, had been a Visiting Scholar with us for much of the Autumn Term 2011 as part of his PhD research programme at Montreal University which compares Ontario, New Brunswick and Wales with regards to language policy.
Event Programme [555KB]
30 March 2011: In Cardiff
Professor Xavier Lamuela (University of Girona)
Seminar interpreting current developments in Catalan, in Occitan and Friulian
Room 1.69, School of Welsh, Humanities Building
Presentations by Dr Patrick Carlin, Dr Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost, Dr H.S Thomas and Professor Colin Williams.
20 and 21 May 2010: In Barcelona
Professor Colin Williams
Series of lectures - 1. 'Language, Rights and Legislation'; 2. ' Legislation and Bilingual Services: A Comparative Analysis'; 3. ' In Defence of Language Rights: Language Commissioners in Canada, Ireland and Wales'.
Linguamón, Casa de Llengues, Barcelona
Event Programme [275KB]
19 April 2010: In Cardiff
One Day Conference: 'The Ysgolion Cymraeg in an International Context'
University Hall and Conference Centre, Penylan, Cardiff,
Simultaneous translation is available on request
27 May 2009: In Cardiff
CHRI Workshop: Official Language Regulation and Promotion in the UK and Ireland
The Wales Assembly Government is drafting an Assembly Measure on the Welsh Language which may include the establishment of a Language Commissioner for Wales.
The Westminster ratification process will take until the end of 2010. Thus an opportunity exists for consciousness raising within academia and civil society to assess how this development may impact upon the legal and social status of other Celtic languages within these isles.
This half day workshop will bring together four of the leading academic/public intellectuals involved in the promotion and regulation of Official Languages in the UK and Ireland.
Following their presentations there will be an open forum to discuss issues arising from the themes presented at the workshop.
For more information on how to register, please contact the School Office:
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