Multilingual call for poems in endangered languages.
16th February 2018
SOAS World Languages Institute to train scholars from the MENA region in modern language documentation
The SOAS World Languages Institute in collaboration with the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme at SOAS University of London will deliver a week-long programme on theory and methods on modern language documentation with the Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft in Berlin.
13th February 2018
SOAS World Languages Institute to collaborate with Southbank Centre to preserve poems in endangered languages
Dr Mandana Seyfeddinipur, Director of the SOAS World Languages Institute, is taking part in a major new project led by Southbank Centre’s National Poetry Library to collect and preserve poems in endangered languages. The launch of the Endangered Poetry Project also coincides with National Poetry Day on Thursday 28 September.
28th September 2017
On September the 26th, SOAS World Languages Institute in collaboration with the Endangered Languages Archive will be hosting a photography contest via social media for all SOAS students and alumni. Find out more about it here!
19th September 2017
SOAS World Languages Institute (SWLI) will be hosting a special one day language festival, inviting members of the SOAS and wider community to experience SOAS’s work with languages on 21 February 2017.
13th February 2017
The SOAS World Languages Institute will be a partner in Almut Hintze's ERC project, ‘The Multimedia Yasna', providing training and support for the digital humanities aspects of the project.
18th November 2016
SOAS World Languages Institute partners with Grambank project at Max Planck Institute of the Science of Human History in Jena and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen
5th October 2016
SWLI announces a new partnership
28th September 2016
The SOAS World Languages Institute celebrated the European Day of Languages by collaborating with the language learning company Memrise to bring a taste of language learning to new students.
27th September 2016
SWLI announces a new collaboration with Memrise, a language learning company based in East London.
22nd September 2016
SOAS University of London’s World Languages Institute and the Endangered Languages Archive have collaborated with artist Lena Herzog in the creation of an immersive multimedia installation Last Whispers (Oratorio for Vanished Voices, Collapsing Universes and a Fallen Tree), which addresses the loss of world's linguistic and cultural diversity.
2nd September 2016
UNESCO in cooperation with SOAS World Languages Institute, supported by the London Middle East Institute in UK, is organising a two-day consultative expert meeting on the revision of UNESCO’s Language Vitality Index which will be used for the development of UNESCO’s World Atlas of Languages.
17th November 2015
Two films produced by SOAS, University of London scholars have won their individual categories at last night’s Arts & Humanities Research Council the Research In Film Awards Ceremony, held at the British Film Institute.
13th November 2015
Digital Archivist for the School’s Endangered Languages Archive, Sophie Salffner’s research project is about to begin a public exhibition at the News of the World art gallery in Deptford.
30th October 2015
Priceless cultural heritage is lost when language communities are displaced by civil war and urban migration. However, research by SOAS linguists on two endangered languages in Senegal has brought international recognition of their value, together with work to preserve them.
23rd October 2015