Events

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

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…

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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 –…
CELCE is delighted to announce that Oliver Wilkins ( www.oliverwilkins.com) will be presenting to CELCE and participants of the Language and/or Nature in Southern Arabia group on Wednesday 13th October. at 4pm BST. The title of his presentation is: Exploring ways young people in Soqotra can use film, theatre and storytelling as tools to help preserve the…
Please join us for our next Southern Arabia workshop. The program is as follows: Adam Vandergriff – The Vowel Space of Kurian Soqotri Alex Bellem – A survey of problems in the interpretation and analysis of Semitic emphatics Keynote speaker: Marie-Claude Simeone-Senelle – The loss of the Dual in Mehri and Hobyot spoken in Yemen…
The next Language and/or Nature in Southern Arabia workshop will be held at 4pm BST on 29th June 2021. We are delighted to host Marie-Claude Simeone-Senelle, Adam Vandergriff and Alex Bellem.   Adam Vandergriff – “The Vowel Space of Kurian Soqotri” Alex Bellem – “A survey of problems in the interpretation and analysis of Semitic…
We are delighted to announce the online premier of Wandering and Sleeplessness (38mins, in Spanish with English subtitles) on Thursday June 24th at 5pm BST. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Lucho Ramírez. Interpretation will be provided. Tickets are free of charge. Please register here. Wandering and Sleeplessness is a one-person play by prolific Peruvian actor Lucho Ramírez….