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New Digital Modern Languages Seminar Series – Launch night 21st May

New Digital Modern Languages Seminar Series – Launch night 21st May

| 02/05/2019

I am delighted to support a new seminar series bringing together research and teaching in Modern Languages which engages with digital culture, media and technologies.  ‘Digital Modern Languages’ is a collaboration between researchers from two AHRC Open World Research Initiative projects, with the first event on May 21st.

The series will provide new opportunities to share knowledge, experiences and examples of good practice from earlier and ongoing digital projects and initiatives across the Modern Languages community. Responding to the urgent need to incorporate the contemporary digital landscape into future Modern Languages research and teaching, the Series aims to create a regular forum which will encourage further collaborations and initiatives.

The series will be launched on Tuesday 21 May 2019 with a seminar by Professor Claire Taylor (University of Liverpool), highlighting the contributions of Modern Linguists to digital research. Future seminars will focus on a range of pioneering digital projects from across different languages and areas of study, including:


This series is launched as part of the AHRC-funded Open World Research Initiative, and is supported by the Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community and Language Acts and Worldmaking projects, and as part of my own role as AHRC Leadership Fellow for Modern Languages.  The series is convened by Paul Spence (King’s College London) and Naomi Wells (Institute of Modern Languages Research).


Further details of the launch and the series can be found at, where future updates and records of the series will be announced.