Canterbury Christ Church U: Dean of International (UK)

“JobDean of International, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, England, UK. Deadline: 15 March 2019.

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern, dynamic University with some 17,000 students across two major campuses in Kent and at partner institutions in Greece, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka. The University is now seeking to appoint to the newly created, cross-institutional role of Dean of International. Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Dean will provide academic leadership across the University to achieve significant increases in inbound recruitment of international students in priority subject areas, and to establish a focused set of international strategic partnerships to underpin both inbound recruitment and transnational activity. The successful candidate will also play a leading role in driving internationalisation of the curriculum and academic portfolio, and in promoting student and staff mobility and exchange. They will sit on the University’s senior leadership group.

CFP Languaging in Times of Change (UK)

ConferencesCall for proposals: Languaging in Times of Change, 26-27 September, 2019, University of Stirling, UK. Deadline: 1 April 2019.

‘Languaging’ refers to all types and modes of discourse and communication. The conference creates a space for discussions across disciplinary boundaries, as scholars come together to share research on communicative practices and ideologies in contexts of work, education, family, the arts, migration, leisure, politics, the digital world, and beyond. Organizers particularly welcome proposals for presentations from scholars whose research area is not solely or principally in linguistics. They also encourage presentations which report innovative research methodologies.

Individual papers and colloquia will be situated broadly within one of the following themes: Translanguaging, Advocacy and Activism, Superdiversity, Time/Space, Digital Worlds, Voice, Literacies.

CFP Nonviolence and ICD (UK)

ConferencesCall for papers: Nonviolence and Intercultural Dialogue, International Conference organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, 8-9 June, 2019, London, UK. Deadline: 1 February 2019.

This conference seeks to explore, analyse and discuss the complex concept of nonviolence as a strategy toward peace and progress. It will apply an interdisciplinary approach to various manifestations of nonviolence and will also act as an academic space to explore solutions for creating peace. The conference will bring together scholars from different fields including philosophy, religion, sociology, international relations, history, literature, art, peace studies, cultural studies, political studies and others.

 

Doing Ethnographic Film in Global/Multilingual Contexts (UK)

EventsWorkshop: Doing ethnographic film in global and multilingual contexts, 7 June 2019, 9 am – 5 pm, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. Deadline: 1 May 2019.

This cross-disciplinary one-day workshop offers a creative space in which researchers will share their experiences of, and ambitions for, film as visual method in ethnography. Presentations will consider ethnographic film as research output, as research method for data elicitation, and as research method for data analysis. The workshop will engage with the potential of film as a collaborative method, exploring partnerships between ethnographers and film-makers, and between researchers and researched. Examples of research in which visual methods in ethnography are employed will include multimodal languaging between deaf and hearing people,internationally mobile deaf people’s diverse communicative practices, translanguaging in city markets, and gesture-based communication in sport. The workshop will examine the challenges of ethnographic film-making in global contexts. It will also reflect on potential limitations of the use of film in ethnographic research.

Participation in the workshop will be limited to 20 places. Participants will be researchers experienced in the use of film in ethnography, those in the early stages of ethnographic film work, and researchers planning to engage in ethnographic film. Discussion will be stimulated by presentations which present examples of film in ethnography. The presentations will focus on three aspects of ethnographic film: Film as research output, Film for data analysis, Film for data elicitation (eg. audience reception). Following the presentations, a roundtable discussion session will engage with key questions.

Presenters: Adrian Blackledge (University of Stirling), Angela Creese (University of Stirling), Erin Moriarty Harrelson (Heriot-Watt University), Andrew Irving (University of Manchester), Annelies Kusters (Heriot-Watt University).

British Sign Language – English interpretation will be provided

Register by 1 May 2019, by emailing Annelies Kusters – please write a few lines about your background and/or experience with ethnographic film, and what you hope to gain from this workshop. This will help organizers prepare the roundtable discussion.

CFP Multilingualism & Identity (UK)

ConferencesMultilingualism and Identity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 11-13 September 2019, University of Cambridge, UK. Deadline: 4 February 2019.

Globalisation and migration are two of the most important phenomena in the early 21st century and bring with them a number of opportunities and challenges, not least in terms of how people communicate and learn in new environments, both real and online. As a result of the rise in the movement of people and in interconnectivity more generally, an already multilingual world is becoming even more multilingual. How people use and develop their linguistic repertoires has been the subject of much scholarly attention. Less attention has been paid, however, to the ways in which people identify themselves and are identified by others as multilingual. This conference brings together researchers in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, modern languages and education studies to explore multilingualism and identity from a variety of perspectives, with the aim of creating new synergies.

Abstracts are invited for presentations at the conference. Papers should address explicitly issues of identity and multilingualism. Organizers particularly welcome submissions which take an interdisciplinary approach to the topic. Conference organised by Linda Fisher and Wendy Ayres-Bennett as part of the AHRC funded OWRI research project, Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS).

CFP Cultural Histories Creative Futures UK-China (UK)

ConferencesCall for papers /Cultural Histories, Creative Futures 2019/ July 15-16, 2019, University of Southampton, Winchester, UK. Deadline: 31 January 2019.

The Cultural Histories, Creative Futures conference will bring together scholars from the UK and China to engage with the past, present and future of scholarship in culture, history, and creativity.

The conference will play an important role in the further promotion of a UK-China discussion of culture, history, and creativity. It is a major international conference where scholars from two continents will gather to exchange research, views, and insights. Organized and hosted by Winchester School of Art, the Cultural Histories, Creative Futures conference builds on former conferences held every other year in the UK and China. Previous conferences have taken place in Nanjing, China, and Winchester, UK.

A Joint British – Sino International Conference: Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK and Culture Industry Research Centre, Nanjing University, China. Hosted by Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK. Sponsored by Confucius Institute at University of Southampton.

CFP French Language Studies (UK)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Association for French Language Studies Conference: ‘Le français d’ici, de là, de là-bas’, 15-17 July 2019, University of Bristol, UK. Deadline: January 14, 2019.

It is perhaps inaccurate to refer to ‘French’ in the singular, as if to imply that the French language is a homogeneous monolithic object. Indeed, modern contemporary French varies and changes over geographical and social space and, while it may seem odd to refer to ‘Frenches’ in the plural, we must acknowledge at the very least that ‘French’ is made up of a plethora of accents, dialects, and varieties. This conference will consider geographical, social, and stylistic variation in French, as well as the implications of such research for pedagogy, language acquisition, and our understanding of the Francophone world in general. The organising committee welcomes abstract submissions on these and any other areas of French linguistics and French language teaching in Higher Education. Conference papers are welcome in either French or English, and abstracts should be written in the language of the presentation.  Speakers will be given 30 minutes for oral papers (20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions).

Edinburgh Napier U Job Ad: International Officer for China (UK)

Job adsInternational Officer (China), Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK. Deadline: 11 November 2018.

The International Officer (China) will focus on supporting international student recruitment from China. This will include working with applicants to guide them through the admissions process, and developing and managing relationships with a range of stakeholders including partner universities, education agents, school guidance counsellors and other external stakeholders important to the recruitment process. Working closely with the International Partnership Manager, the post holder is also responsible for providing support across the regional team in areas such as enquiry management, admissions, partnership agreements, scholarships and delegation visits; in addition to supporting the maintenance of the Chinese website and Chinese social media platforms. This post will involve weekend and evening work and will involve some occasional travel within the UK and internationally.  It is essential to speak fluent Mandarin, and would be highly desirable if you are fluent in written Mandarin.

 

U Manchester Job Ad: Research Associate for AHRC (UK)

PostdocsResearch Associate for the AHRC project – Translation, Interpreting and the British Humanitarian Response to asylum seeker and refugee arrivals since the 1940s. Languages and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester, UK. Deadline: 15 October 2018Knowledge of Vietnamese or Gujarati is desired.

The Division of Languages and Intercultural Studies is seeking to appoint a fixed-term (18-months full time) Research Associate to work on the project ‘Translation, interpreting and the British humanitarian response to asylum seeker and refugee arrivals since the 1940s’, which explores the strategic importance of translation and interpreting in the early reception and resettlement phases of selected groups of asylum seekers and refugees in England since the 1940s, with specific reference to non-state actors. Duties include data collection (based on archival research and oral histories) and analysis, managing the project’s online presence, actively contributing to networking with project collaborators, communicating the project’s outputs, and preparing a single-authored written output. Applicants must have completed a PhD in a relevant subject area (e.g. migration studies), and demonstrate experience of archival research and interest in cross-disciplinary research. Knowledge of translation and interpreting is not a pre-requisite for this role. Knowledge of Vietnamese or Gujarati is desired.

Newcastle U Job Ad: Intercultural Communication (UK)

Job adsLecturer or Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Communication, Education, Communication & Language Science, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Deadline: October 8, 2018.

The School of Education, Communication & Language Sciences are seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics & Communication with a specialism in Intercultural Communication. You will contribute to the research output of the Applied Linguistics & Communication subject area, to supervising postgraduate research students, and to teaching, particularly on the MA Cross-Cultural Communication programme.

Expertise in the following areas is welcome but not essential: English as a Lingua Franca, Intercultural Workplaces, Intercultural Education, Intercultural Pragmatics, Research Methods in Intercultural Communication, Critical Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, Quantitative Analysis.