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November 2013. Tahiti at Te Faufa'a Reo, on issues around the digital corpus of languages of French Polynesia at the EASTCO laboratory of the Université de la Polynèsie Française.

2nd-10th September 2013, 'Linguistic data management' at the InNet summer school in Gniezno, Poland.

14/15 March 2013, Taught methods in language documentation at U.Melbourne.

28-30 March 2012. Inaugural conference of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia,


12-14th December 2011. Sustainable data from digital research: Humanities perspectives on digital scholarship, University of Melbourne, Australia

Sept 12-16th, 2010. A 3-day training course in linguistic fieldwork methods at the University of Newcastle

December 2010. Taught clinics in software at the Australian National University. Presented a training workshop in linguistic fieldwork methods in French at the University of New Caledonia.

August 8-12. 2010 Presented two courses (Linguistic Data management and co-taught Databases) at InField, U.Oregon, USA,

June. 2007. Co-taught (with K.David Harisson) a course at the LSA Summer Institute on Methods in Language Documentation.

20 June 2007, PARADISEC Open Day

6 December 2006, "Sustainable data from fieldwork", The University of Sydney.

4-5 November 2006, ELAP workshop: "What counts (and what doesn't)? Data and methodology in language documentation", School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

28 July 2006, "Using digital audio for research", The University of Sydney.

30 October 2005, University of Hawaii.

27 September 2005, ALS conference, Melbourne.

Consult the DELAMAN events calendar for more activities of the Digital Endangered Languages and Musics Network.

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