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Professor ᐋᐧᐱ ᑭᐦᐃᐤ Arok Wolvengrey: nēhiýawēwin (Plains Cree) Language Resource Development


This presentation will provide an introduction to nēhiyawēwin, the Plains Cree language, an Algonquian language spoken in western Canada. After a brief discussion of the language’s current status, speaker population and certain typological features, the talk will focus on the past and present development of language resources in the quest for language revitalization. Publications such...

What can the 'Don't Look Up' film do for climate engagement?


‘Don't Look Up' was an uber-American disaster flick about two scientists discovering an earthwards-hurtling comet that no one would take seriously, and came with an outsized dollop of climate parable. It was watched by millions and really got the climate movement talking. One year on, what climate communication lessons can we learn from it? How could...

Language and Ecology in Southern and Eastern Arabia Book launch


Attend the launch of Language and Ecology in Southern and Eastern Arabia, co-edited by Centre directors Janet C.E Watson and Jon Lovett along with Dr Roberta Morano, and published as part of the Bloomsbury Advances in Ecolinguistics series. This is a hybrid event, both in-person at the Anglo-Omani Society in London, and online (register through the zoom...

Extinction Studies DTP – CELCE webinar, Waste makes the frontier: Rethinking the mine, the dump, the launch site, and the asteroid in the contemporary space race.


I am pleased to announce the next joint Extinction Studies DTP – CELCE webinar will take place next Wednesday, 8 February at 5pm online. We will hear from Dr Julie Klinger, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences at the University of Delaware. Her talk is titled Waste makes the frontier: Rethinking...

Professor Yu Luo: Heritage for Branding and Heritage as Brand: Critical Fieldwork Reflections from Guizhou, Southwest China


Heritage for Branding and Heritage as Brand: Critical Fieldwork Reflections from Guizhou, Southwest China Yu Luo  (University of Puget Sound) This talk critically engages with the roles of heritage in an age of cultural development in contemporary Guizhou, southwest China. As the multi-ethnic Guizhou Province treasures minority culture as heritage to battle against its chronic...

Roadblock - Peace and Noise


We are Roadblock Sound System, a bike powered solidarity sound system based in Headingley, providing local grassroots activists and organisations green power and vibrant infrastructure free, or at low cost. By doing this, we also give musicians and artists a local and sustainable platform to showcase their talents.  Roadblock is a community organisation. Our roots are climate...

"On-the-Ground Heritage Practice in China: Two Case Studies" with Lijun Zhang


Set in the national and international framework of heritage and a fast-changing social, cultural, and economic landscape, the talk uses two case studies to illustrate the on-the-ground heritage practice in China. The first case study looks at the heritage-making process with massive political and cultural undertaking that has transformed the vernacular architecture tulou to UNESCO...

CELCE conversation with Stephen Eisenhammer


A conversation with Stephen Eisenhammer. Stephen is the Reuters Bureau Chief for Mexico and Central America. He was previously Chief Correspondent for the news agency in Brazil, where he focused on the environment and the Amazon, and was part of a team that won an Overseas Press Club award for its reporting on threats to the...

Deaf community ownership of endangered sign language revitalisation, with Jill Jones


Jill Jones from Deaf EXperience Ltd (DEX) will be talking on 9th November at 1pm to CELCE/LNP. The title of her talk is: "Deaf community ownership of endangered sign language revitalisation". This talk will involve a BSL interpreter and can be attended either face-to-face and by Zoom. The Zoom link will follow a few days before the talk. This is...