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Our Partners

We work with organisations within Leeds and around the globe to deliver impactful research on topics of culture, language, the environment and their intersections. You can a list of some of our partners below


ELK-Tech – Endangered Language Knowledge and Technology – is based at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. In partnership with endangered language communities globally, they work to adapt and develop digital tools that:

are easy to access and simple to use,
are relevant to the everyday lives of community members,
support collaborative language learning and documentation,
encourage social interactions and relationships, and
require minimal technological resources.

Deaf EXperience

Deaf EXperience Limited (DEX) is a charity which campaigns nationally to improve access to education, wellbeing and quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing young people. We support deaf young people across Yorkshire to meet other young deaf people and to share their experiences. We welcome young people with any level of deafness and all communication methods. DEX uses the English dictionary definition of the term “deaf” to mean “wholly or partially without hearing” to apply to all deaf children and young people.

GLOCAL (Global Council on Linguistic Anthropology)

As the only Global Council on Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology, The GLOCAL provides its affiliates with Linguistic and Cultural Anthropological

Research data
Scholarly collaborations
Conference packages
Student mobility
Academic visibility
Research training
Publishing training
Other provisions
All assistance provided by The GLOCAL is free for affiliates, where affiliation itself also requires no contribution.

The major partners to the GLOCAL-SOAS are Taylor and Francis Publishers Global Publishers, Elsevier Global Publishers, The University of Illinois, Temple University, and over 250 other institutions globally. The GLOCAL is at the center of a global network of scholarship on Linguistic Anthropology, and Language and Society (, Its projects, events, and media, hold great significance for academics in Linguistic Anthropology, including its flagship journals, The JAFALA (The Journal of African Linguistic Anthropology), The JALA (The Journal of Asian Linguistic Anthropology), the JOMELA (The Journal of Mediterranean and European Linguistic Anthropology), and the MEALA-J (The Journal of Middle Eastern Linguistic Anthropology).

The GLOCAL houses six global subdivisions

The CALA (The Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology)
The COMELA (The Conference on Mediterranean Linguistic Anthropology)
The AFALA (The African Assembly on Linguistic Anthropology)
The COOLA (The Conference on Oceanian Linguistic Anthropology)
The MEALA (The Middle Eastern Association of Linguistic Anthropology)
The SCAALA (The South and Central American Assembly on Linguistic Anthropology)

The Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre

The Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre (GCRC) ( is based at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. One of GCRC’s major contributions to society and science is the development of the open-source Nunaliit Atlas Framework (, a platform that helps to tell stories and highlight relationships between different forms and sources of information, using maps as a central way to enable people to connect and interact with data.

Networks Strategy Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network

We promote integrated approaches to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, through education, research, policy analysis, and global cooperation

Sound Matters

Sound Matters is an organisation which is widely acknowledged as a global leader in the use of sound and the art of listening to help individuals and organisations understand, and help solve, the most fundamental challenges facing the world. Sound Matters has a clear mission which is to create a universal culture of listening whereby every individual and organisation can access the power of sound and listening to create a better world.