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Transnationalizing Modern Languages – Policy Report 2018

The Transnationalizing Modern Languages (TML) project, initiated 2014, has brought together an international team of researchers and practitioners to address key issues in language and culture education. Starting from the forms of mobility that have defined the development of modern Italian cultures across the globe, the project has engaged with cultural associations, schools, policy makers and individuals in an exploration of heritage, cultural memory, and educational practices, carrying out work in the UK, Italy, South America, Australia, Ethiopia, the USA, and Namibia.

TML published Policy Report which calls for the reframing of the study of MLs in Higher Education in the UK and, more broadly, of approaches to the study of languages and cultures.

The report, which refers to CLE’s London Statement, is available here: 

Translating Cultures and Modern Languages, 9 November, 2018

British Academy 9 November 2018, 10-30 am to 4.30 pm

The AHRC theme ‘Translating Cultures’ has been highly significant in furthering research across a wide range of disciplines. The event at the British Academy provides the opportunity to discuss the contribution that the theme has made to the development of Modern Languages by bringing together speakers from across the disciplinary field. The event also provides the opportunity to discuss the Policy Report ‘Reframing language education for a global future’, prepared by the large grant ‘Transnationalizing Modern Languages’ (TML). See:

The event is free and open to all, though places are limited. To book please visit:

Programme (full details will be placed online shortly):

10.30 -11.00: Tea and coffee

11.00-12.00: The Translating Cultures theme and Modern Languages
Chair: Neil Kenny (Oxford, BA Lead Fellow for Languages)

Charles Forsdick (Liverpool, Translating Cultures theme leader)
Alison Phipps (Glasgow, PI Researching Multilingually)
Rebecca Braun (Lancaster, PI Authors and the World)
Charles Burdett (Bristol/Durham, TML) and Jenny Burns (Warwick, TML)

12.00-13.00: The TML Policy Report and Language Education
Chair: Derek Duncan (St Andrews, TML)

Lucy Jenkins (Cardiff, Modern Languages Student Mentoring Project)
Nick Mair (former Chair, Independent Modern Languages Association & Dulwich College)
Helen Myers (Chair ALL London and The Ashcombe School)

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.00: The TML Policy Report: Broader Implications
Chair: Loredana Polezzi (Cardiff, TML)

Karen Salt (Nottingham, Centre for Research in Race and Rights)
Bernadette Holmes (Principal Researcher, Born Global)
Hilary Footitt (Reading, PI The Listening Zones of NGOs)

15.00-15.30: Tea and coffee

15.30-16.30: Concluding Session
Chair: Janice Carruthers (Queen’s, Belfast, AHRC Leadership Fellow in MLs)

Claire Gorrara (Cardiff, Chair of UCML)
Charles Forsdick (Liverpool, Translating Cultures theme leader)

Call for Papers: “Language, Translation, and Migration”, 24–26 May, 2018

Language, Translation, and Migration CONFERENCE & PUBLIC SUMMIT, 24-26 May 2018

Abstracts of no more than 350 words (max and including references, if absolutely necessary) are invited by 15th February.

Please create an account with EasyChair to submit your abstract.

Fill in the relevant boxes and upload a pdf version of your abstract in the ‘paper’ field.