ELAR joins launch of UN’s 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

By Rebekah Hayes|January 31, 2019|Where in the World is ELAR?|0 comments

The UN’s 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages has launched with a global event on 28 January. Mandana Seyfeddinipur attended the celebration, representing both ELAR and ELDP at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris. The International Year of Indigenous Languages global launch event gathered a range of attendees, including indigenous peoples, government officials, academics, media organisations and documentation institutions. The celebration was also a chance to address safeguarding, promoting and providing access

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Fall School on Documentary Linguistics In The MENA Region

By ELAR Archive|October 19, 2018|Event & Training Recaps, Where in the World is ELAR?|0 comments

ELDP held a one-week long fall school on theory and methods in modern language documentation focusing on the MENA region from October 10th through 17th. The school was held in collaboration with and hosted by the Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) in Berlin, Germany. The school provided training in theory and methods of modern language documentation to students and scholars who are working on endangered languages and are living in the MENA

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Where in the World is ELAR: Training in Oaxaca, Mexico

By ELAR Archive|February 16, 2018|Where in the World is ELAR?|0 comments

From December 16th-22nd 2017, ELDP ran an intensive week-long language documentation training for Mexican linguists in Oaxaca City, Mexico. The training was held in collaboration with Roberto Zavala and Gilles Pollian of CIESAS Sureste and graciously hosted by Michael Swanton of UNAM at the Juan de Cordova Research Library in Oaxaca. The team representing ELDP was Mandana Seyfeddinipur, Vera Ferreira, Gema Zamora and Bill Parker. The ELDP team was excited

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Where in the World is ELAR? DOCIP and ELAR Oral History Project Collaboration in Geneva

By ELAR Archive|March 2, 2017|Where in the World is ELAR?|0 comments

This past November, ELAR partnered with the Indigenous Peoples’ Centre for Documentation, Research and Information (Docip) to create an online archiving platform using Mukurtu CMS. Senior Archive Assistant, Martha Tsutsui spent four weeks in Geneva, Switzerland, interning at the Docip headquarters as a consultant on the Oral History Project. The materials archived included digital heritage items collected from two symposiums (2013 and 2015) that brought indigenous peoples from all over

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Where in the World is ELAR: ELDP Yunnan Training

By ELAR Archive|December 15, 2016|Where in the World is ELAR?|0 comments

This week on the ELAR blog, Sophie Mu recaps the Endangered Language Documentation Project training in Yunnan, China.  ELDP regularly runs in-country training courses targeting local scholars and language documenters. This year we had our first in-country training courses in Yuxi, China. ELDP and our co-host Yuxi Normal University welcomed thirty successful applicants from all over China to participate in a two-week training in Yuxi, Yunnan from October 24th– November 4th. We

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Where in the World is ELAR? Bali & Leiden Summer 2016

By ELAR Archive|October 13, 2016|Where in the World is ELAR?|0 comments

‘Where in the World is ELAR?’ is an ELAR blog series which recaps training courses and events in which ELAR staff participate and attend. This summer, ELAR Director Mandana Seyfeddinipur led workshops in Bali, Indonesia and Leiden in the Netherlands. Bali, Indonesia:                                                        

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