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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A seminar by led by Harry Coade and Dr. Mike Edwards of Sound Matters In this seminar, Harry and Mike will discuss the reasons why they have dedicated their lives to creating an organisation that uses sound, and the art of listening, to address environmental challenges such as climate change.  Through a discussion of their…
CELCE is delighted to announce the second of our two workshops on poetry and nature. With poetry from around the globe, the event features poetry reading and discussions by Martín Veiga (Galician poetry), Tim Thurston (Tibetan poetry). Mike Edwards (poetry from Australia), Sam Liebhaber (Mehri poetry, Yemen, including The Battle of ʿAḳḳebōt), Mary Mulholland (Carribean),…
CELCE is delighted to announce the first of the poetry and nature workshops. The event features poetry reading and discussions by Amita Sanghavi (poetry on the Omani mountains), Ahmed al-Mashikhi & Kamela al-Barmi (Shehret, Oman), Mercy Geno Apachi (Ugandan poetry), Jordan Megolonyo (Akholi poetry), Elena Vedernikova (Meadow Mari poetry), Katrina Porteous (Northumberland poetry): About the…
The next online Language and Nature in South Arabia workshop is scheduled for 4th May at 3pm BST. The programme is as follows: Amer al-Kathiri: الأصوات الانفجارية في اللهجات العمانية Leonid Kogan (Keynote speaker): Recent Lexicographic Research on Soqotri, with an Emphasis on the Comparative-Historical Dimension. Professor Kogan’s handout To attend the workshop, please contact…
Sandra Rátiva Gaona: Energy autonomy for the defense of the territory. An initiative from cooperativism in Sierra norte de Puebla The presentation will summarise the actions that have been developed to advance implementation and consolidation of a decentralised, local and sustainable model for the generation and use of electrical energy in the mountains of the…
A workshop held 6th April 2021 as part of the Language and nature in Southern Arabia series, this workshop focuses on traditions, including the following talks: Jerzy Weirzbicki : Eroding of traditions: Eroding of Presence Miranda Morris: Evaluating researching oral art in Soqoṭra: challenges, observations and choices made.
The Australian Acoustic Observatory: A New Way to Explore and Understand Our World Professor Paul Roe, QUT, Brisbane, Australia p.roe@qut.edu.au Abstract The Australian Acoustic Observatory (A2O) is a continental-scale acoustic sensor network, recording for a five-year period across multiple Australian ecosystems. The observatory comprises 360 continuously recording acoustic sensors and over its 5-year lifetime will…
The language spoken by the Northumbrian ‘coble’ fishing community in the late 20th century contained clues to that community’s historical development and to its understanding of place and nature. In this talk, touching on the language of fishing practices and species caught, place names, navigation and visualization of the seabed, taboo words and beliefs, Katrina…
This talk explores the variety of wildlife that makes Socotra (a World Heritage Site) a global hotspot of endemism, dwelling particularly on birds that the speaker has been studying since his first visit in 1993. It will also cover wildlife conservation history and particularly the actions that have been undertaken in the last 20 years.
Some of the largest, most impressive birds in Europe accommodate two kinds of habitat: the realm of nature and the ecosystem of ideas that exists between the ears of their human neighbours. We have sometimes held views and fancies about bird species that vary with geography and across time. Sometimes birds can be seen in…