Performing Languages

1 - 2 February 2019
Birmingham City University



Creative Multilingualism, an interdisciplinary and multi-university research team led by the University of Oxford, invites you to Performing Languages, to be held at Birmingham City University, Friday 1 February – Saturday 2 February 2019.  There is a charge of £10 per day for attendance, which will be waived for accepted contributors (presenters, performers and panellists).

This event provides an opportunity for researchers, artists and cultural practitioners to work together, sharing their experience and research about what it means to perform languages (in the broadest sense), to develop new insights, be inspired by new performance/research ideas, and expand their networks. 

As well as invited speakers, the programme will incorporate a number of performances which will provide a focus for complementary round-table discussions. 

Particular areas of focus will include but are not limited to:

  • the use of gesture and the body in performance and communication
  • how languages and linguistic heritages can inspire artistic/cultural practitioners
  • the interplay between performance and language learning

See the provisional programme (please note this may be subject to changes)

Registration is now open

The cost of attendance is £10 per day.  Book via the University of Oxford shop (Extras tab).

A limited number of travel grants will be available to help with the cost of travelling to Birmingham. Download the travel grant application form for further details about the grant and how to apply.

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