Endangered Languages Week 2012


This year’s Endangered Languages Week will be held at SOAS from 3rd to 11th May 2012. The focus this year is on Language, Performance and Culture. There will be presentations of films, talks, and performances about endangered languages and cultures over the week.

Bob Holman, poet, film maker and co-director of the Endangered Language Alliance in New York City will present aspects of his work. Diaspora communities in London (including Sherpa, Kurdish and Maori singing groups) will also perform.

Open Day, with twelve exhibitors, will be held on 9th May 11am to 5pm in The Rausing Room (R201).

For more details of all the events check out the full programme of activities.

All events are free, so if you are in London over the next two weeks do come along.

Note: The poster photograph by PhD student Michael Franjieh comes from his extensive documentation of the sand drawing and narrative performance tradition of Ambrym Island, Vanuatu — Mike’s work, along with that of other students and researchers, will feature in the Exhibition that will run throughout Endangered Languages Week.

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