Events

We host seminars and workshops throughout the year. Recordings of previous events are available on our YouTube channel.

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…
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…

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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…
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…
This talk will examine on the imagery of traditional cultural and ecological lore expressed in epics from Yi and Miao in Southwest China
The Huaves are a marginalised ethnic group occupying four villages – each with its own variety of the Indigenous language, which is an isolate – on the Pacific coast of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca State, Mexico. In San Francisco del Mar, L1 acquisition of Huave (aka Umbeyajts) decreased sharply between about birth years 1925…
Songs We Learn from Trees, the first anthology of Ethiopian Amharic poetry in English, shortlisted for the 2021 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry, is being launched in a series of celebratory performances around the UK, featuring Kebedech TEKLEAB, Mihret KEBEDE,, Misrak TERFE, Hama TUMA, Bedilu WAKJIRA and Alemu TEBEJE, plus editor/translator Christ BECKETT. We…
Cultural Genocide: Unpacking a Contested Concept Professor Uğur Ümit Üngör Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam. He has published widely on mass violence and has received awards such as the Heineken Young Scientist Award by the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and the Keetje…
The second talk in the joint series will run this Friday, 25 February from 3-5pm GMT.  We will hear from Dr James Rosindell who is a Reader in Biodiversity Theory at Imperial College London. He is a co-founder, and current chair, of the charity OneZoom (https://www.onezoom.org/) which aims to provide easy access to scientific knowledge…
Title: Predicting biological invasions to prevent extinctions Abstract: The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Global Assessment’s message is stark: biodiversity – the diversity within species, between species, and of ecosystems – is declining faster than at any time in human history. Invasive non-native species introduced by humans into regions beyond their…
The workshop focussed on the Faifi language variety spoken in al-Faifah in south-west Saudi Arabia, and Razihit, a language variety spoken in the far north of Yemen. The programme was as follows: “A preliminary description of word stress in Faifi Arabic” Abdullah Al-Faifi, Indiana University “Function words in Razihit” Professor Janet Watson, University of Leeds…
20th October 2pm BST CELCE Poetry and Nature 3: Light Please join us for our next Poetry and Nature workshop on 20th October from 2pm BST around the theme of ‘light’. There will be 9 presentations of 10 minutes each, structured as below:   5 readers (40 mins)  + 20 mins discussion   Break –…