Bruno Catalano Les Voyageurs Sculptures

Applied ICDSculptor Bruno Catalano creates life-size, bronze sculptures titled “Les Voyageurs” (The Travelers). These serve as a visual depiction of the disruption caused by migration.

Catalano was born in Morocco to a Sicilian family, and raised in France, so knows the issues first hand.

Further reading:

Bruno Catalano website.

Waldmann, Nadine. (20 July 2018). Not all there – the enigmatic sculptures of Bruno Catalano. Daily Art Magazine.

Ethnography, Language, Communication Summer School (England)

Study AbroadEthnography, Language & Communication: Key Concepts and Methods Summer School, University College of London, London, UK, 27-31 July 2020. Application Deadline: 1 March 2020.

Is ‘qualitative data analysis’ too vague for you? Are you wondering how to do justice to your data? If you are researching social processes, institutions, culture or identity,  but are unsure about how to analyse the discourse data from your fieldwork, then consider joining this five-day research training course. 
The programme is designed to help PhD and post-doctoral researchers to navigate the twin perils of over- and under-interpreting discourse data. It introduces a range of key perspectives and tools used to study language and communication ethnographically and it facilitates the study of social practice in a wide range of different settings – education, workplace, recreation, health etc.

The course will be taught by an international team from several leading research institutions:  Prof Jeff Bezemer, Dr Adam Lefstein, Dr Piia Varis, Dr Julia Snell, Prof Ben Rampton.

CFP Beyond Multilingualism – Translanguaging in Education (Switzerland)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Beyond Multilingualism – Translanguaging in Education, 2-3 November 2020, University of Basel, Switzerland. Deadline: 31 March 2020.

The Institute for Educational Sciences of the University of Basel and the Schaffhausen University of Teacher Education invite proposals for the two-day international conference on “Beyond Multilingualism –Translanguaging in Education” at the University of Basel, Switzerland, 2—3 November 2020. This conference takes a transdisciplinary approach to translanguaging in education. It examines how translanguaging is perceived, its impact and its implications, especially in the classroom. We are particularly interested in the relationship between everyday linguistic practices and language policies in education. To what extent are multilingualism and translanguaging taken into account as institutional issues in educational public spaces? What are the linguistic practices of various stakeholders in their diverse educational institutions?

KC95 Transnational Media

Key Concepts in ICDThe next issue of Key Concepts in intercultural Dialogue is now available. This is KC#95: Transnational Media, by Suman Mishra. Click on the thumbnail to download the PDF. Lists organized chronologically by publication date and numberalphabetically by concept in English, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.

KC95 Transnational Media

Mishra, S. (2020). Transnational media. Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 95. Available from:
https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/kc95-transnational-media.pdf

The Center for Intercultural Dialogue publishes a series of short briefs describing Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue. Different people, working in different countries and disciplines, use different vocabulary to describe their interests, yet these terms overlap. Our goal is to provide some of the assumptions and history attached to each concept for those unfamiliar with it. As there are other concepts you would like to see included, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz. If there are concepts you would like to prepare, provide a brief explanation of why you think the concept is central to the study of intercultural dialogue, and why you are the obvious person to write up that concept.


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Royal Roads U: Program Associate (Canada)

“Job

Program Associate, School of Communication & Culture, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada. Deadline: February 10, 2020.

Under the general direction of the School Manager of the School of Communication & Culture and the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences Administrative Manager, the program manager is responsible for performing administrative and day-to-day operational functions to support the effective and efficient delivery of the program(s). The program manager will liaise with School staff, faculty (core and associate), learners (prospective, current and alumni), and university support areas on a daily basis in order to ensure that the program is supported, delivered and promoted effectively.

CFP British Council: The Big Conversation (UK)

“JobCall for Proposals: The British Council  is commissioning a research pilot for a new research-led programme on global values and international cooperation called The Big Conversation. Deadlines are in February 2020.

The programme focuses on how values are central to international cultural relations and cooperation. This is particularly important in the context of forming international partnerships to address shared global challenges, such as development, climate change and technology governance. The Research Pilot will focus on the UK and two other case-study countries where they are running relevant activities. They are seeking proposals from research organisations and consultants with expertise in values research, deliberative dialogue, intercultural relations and other related fields. The results will be used to set up The Big Conversation programme, which will convene global research and debate on shared values. It will develop new evidence-based cultural relations approaches to encourage dialogue and cooperation on shared global challenges.

 

Hong Kong Baptist U: Research Prof in Linguistics (China)

“Job

Research Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China. Deadline: February 6, 2020.

The Department of English Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University, invites applications for a Research Assistant Professor in linguistics. Applicants should possess (1) a PhD in linguistics or a closely-related discipline and (2) an active, impact-bearing research programme including evidence of (or potential for) successfully granted research funded from public and/or private sources. Applicants possessing credible experience in cross-disciplinary research, promoting promising ties with potential collaborating institutions, and engendering social impact through their research programme will be broadly considered. The appointee is expected to teach no more than two courses each year in relation to his/her expertise.

Masaryk U: Postdoc in Education Research (Czech Republic)

Postdocs

Postdoc Position in the Field of Educational Research, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Deadline: 29 February 2020.

The Faculty of Education, Masaryk University conducts research on educational systems, schools, curriculum, teaching and learning in a broader socio-cultural context. The Faculty seeks to engage a post-doctoral researcher to strengthen the international (comparative) and interdisciplinary dimension of its research and expertise. The post-doctoral researcher should contribute to the research activities of the Faculty by preparing, conducting, and evaluating empirical and/or theoretical research, and publishing its outcomes for the international research community. His/her research should focus on educational systems / curriculum / instruction / the teaching profession with special attention to diversity and/or transformation to provide a basis for elaborating theories and/or outlining innovations in the field of education. It should address issues such as educational systems transformation, curriculum development, knowledge sharing, meaning making, intercultural learning, multilingualism, etc. The research outcomes should be relevant for educational and cultural institutions (especially schools) with the potential to enhance their social, linguistic, cultural, organisational and pedagogical development.

MOOC: Europe Engage

“MOOCs”MOOC: Europe Engage.

Participants in this course will learn how service-learning can be used in higher education to engage students in real-life projects that complement their theoretical learning and stimulate critical thinking and other 21st century competencies, while fostering student engagement with community.

The course was developed by the Europe Engage project team. The project “Developing a Culture of Civic Engagement through Service-Learning within Higher Education in Europe” is a 3-year project funded by the EU (Erasmus+ program) with the purpose of identifying existing service-learning practice, promoting service-learning and creating a European network. This course will provide participants with an introduction to service-learning pedagogy and methods of integrating a meaningful community service into the curriculum, as well as the evaluation.

CFP Action Linguistics: Linguistic Diversity & Language Awareness

“PublicationCall for Chapters: Action linguistics!  Reinforcing linguistic diversity and language awareness through participatory research. Editors: Heini Lehtonen & Janne Saarikivi. Deadline for abstract only: March 2, 2020.

The volume Action linguistics!  Reinforcing linguistic diversity and language awareness through participatory research, being edited by Heini Lehtonen and Janne Saarikivi brings together scholars working on linguistic diversity and language awareness, minorities, language and power, and education. Contributors should share a methodological orientation towards linguistic ethnography and action research in linguistically diverse settings. In particular, editors invite submissions from projects that include co-operation between linguists and artists, or have an otherwise cross-disciplinary framework. Chapters combining art, participatory research, and language education, are warmly welcome.