New joint digital seminar series to push modern languages

Monday 29 April 2019

The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) and King’s College London (KCL) have confirmed plans to join forces and launch a new seminar series on 21 May that will raise the visibility of modern languages research and teaching that engages with digital culture, media and technologies.

The ‘Digital modern languages seminar series’ is supported by the IMLR’s Cross-language dynamics: reshaping community and KCL’s Language acts and worldmaking projects, and by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) leadership fellow for modern languages. It will encourage existing collaborations and provide new opportunities to share knowledge, experiences and good practice.

It is part of the AHRC-funded Open World Research Initiative and responds to its recent analyses and report that highlights the urgent need to incorporate digital technology into future modern languages research and teaching.

The series, convened by Paul Spence, senior lecturer in KCL’s Department of Digital Humanities, and Dr Naomi Wells from IMLR at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, opens on 21 May with a discussion entitled ’Highlighting the contributions of modern linguists to digital research’.

Subsequent seminars will focus on a range of pioneering digital projects from across different languages and areas of study, including:

Details of the launch can be found on the seminars website where updates and future events will be announced.