LINGUIST List 32.1082

Thu Mar 25 2021

Confs: Translation/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 25-Mar-2021
From: Andrea Ciribuco <>
Subject: Languages for an Inclusive World
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Languages for an Inclusive World

Date: 16-Apr-2021 - 23-Apr-2021
Location: Galway / Dublin / ONLINE, Ireland
Contact: Andrea Ciribuco
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Meeting Description:

''Languages for an inclusive world: Research and practice on the role of language in civil society''

A festival of online events from NUI Galway and Dublin City University, 16 April-23 April 2021

In the year 2020, the world has been shaken by global challenges and by new social forces that have dramatically changed the social and political landscapes:

- The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that communicating health information in languages that are accessible to linguistically diverse groups is essential in the fight against the virus.

- The Black Lives Matter movement has raised awareness on institutional racism and the legacy of colonialism; and on the need to include language in the debate on equity, diversity and inclusion.

Yet at the same time, NGOs, researchers and activists alike have been overwhelmed in 2020 by pressure to respond and adapt to the reality of COVID-19, leaving little time or opportunity to meet, listen and learn from each other. The “Languages for an inclusive world” festival aims to create a space where NGOs, researchers, students and activists can come together and talk about the role of languages in building tomorrow’s world.

Program Information:

(all times are Irish time, UTC+0)

Friday 16 April, 14:00-15:00
''How languages can help your career in the NGO sector'' (Careers event for university students)

Tuesday 20 April, 16:00-17:00
''Creating intercultural dialogue before and after COVID-19.'' Round table (interpreting available in Italian)

Wednesday 21 April, 12:00-13:00
''Using machine translation ethically and efficiently at work: Introductory workshop for anyone who uses Google Translate or similar at work.'' (interpreting available in Spanish, French, and Italian).Led by: Professor Sharon O’Brien & Dr Patrick Cadwell, Dublin City University

Thursday 22 April, 13:00-14:30
''Inclusive language(s): Beyond buzzwords.'' Round table (interpreting available in Spanish and Italian)

All events free & open to everyone. Please register to secure your spot and receive the Zoom link:
We will add further details on the contents and speakers of each of the events on this page soon.

Organisers: Dr Andrea Ciribuco (NUI Galway) & Dr Wine Tesseur (DCU)

The projects “Language Integration and New Communities in a Multicultural Society” and “Translation as Empowerment” have received funding from the Irish Research Council and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 713279.

Page Updated: 25-Mar-2021