Seminars, Conferences and Events
The Department of Linguistics at SOAS is host to a range of academic events and seminars throughout the year. In addition to the Departmental Seminars that run at regular intervals during term time, there are also regular special events, workshops and conferences. Details of future and previous events in the Department of Linguistics can be accessed via the calendar below, or through links to the left.
In addition to the events held at SOAS, other events of interest to linguists regularly take place at other institutions in London. Details can be found on the London Linguistics Circle page.
The Linguistics Departmental Seminar Series is a forum for speakers to present their work to an audience of fellow academics and students of Linguistics. These seminars are open to members of SOAS and the wider academic community.
Meetings are normally held on Tuesdays at 3.30pm, in the SOAS Main Building.
Please contact Rachel Watson (email@example.com) the convenor of the seminar series, if you have any queries.
- Workshop on Information Structure in Endangered Languages
- Endangered Languages Week 2015
- Workshop on gender and linguistic fieldwork
A workshop to provide a platform for fieldworkers to exchange their experiences and reflections on the role gender plays in both their work and personal life while in the field.
Karolina Grzech, Brita Lemmens
- Film Documentary Screening: 'Beltzean Mintzo'
Garabide Elkartea is a Basque NGO working on development through endangered languages and revitalisation of endangered languages. They work with indigenous communities in Latin America, and they have just launched this documentary on the health of Quechua, Mapudungun, Nahuatl, Kaqchiqul, Nasa, Maya Nakat and Aymara.
- Cultural spaces and language maintenance in the Casamance
We discuss the connection between shared cultural practices and linguistic diversity in the Casamance region of Senegal, using the case study of the male initiation ceremony
- Language Dynamics in East Africa
Hannah Gibson and Lutz Marten
- A Celebration of Sylheti Culture and Language
- PAW - Diversity & Endangerment in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve: The case of the Paniya language
The PAW (Plants. Animals. Words) group is an interdisciplinary research initiative focusing on the topics of ethnobiology and linguistics, in relation to language documentation and other field-based research. Their aim is to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration by creating spaces for open dialogue across different disciplines, and to reflect on the best ways to conduct research in the future. The group has a strong emphasis on ethical considerations and engagement with communities.
- Postgraduate Open Evening
Representatives from departments and centres across SOAS will be available to answer your questions about postgraduate study.
- Basque song workshop
Ander and Imanol Zabaleta, and Ane Pedruzo
The Basque Country has a large oral tradition and singing is always fun. If you want to sing easy traditional songs with us, come along and don't be out of tune!
- Dance with us: learning the most basic Basque traditional dances
- Undergraduate Open Day
- This Open Day is aimed at anyone interested in studying at SOAS at undergraduate level.