Agendas for research in modern languages

Date: 25 April, 2008
Location: British Academy, London
Event type: Conference

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During 2006 the AHRC commissioned a Review into Modern Language Research undertaken by the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies and the University Council of Modern Languages. The Review concluded that research in Modern Languages in UK HEIs is in remarkably good health.

Beginning with a presentation of the Review from Professors Michael Kelly and Roger Woods, this major strategic event will examine new and continuing agendas for research in Modern Languages, considering the impact of a changing support base; how we can raise the international profile of UK research; and how we can continue to make an impact through publications and the utilisation of new research methods.

Conference fee

There is no charge for employees and postgraduate students of publicly funded UK educational institutions. The fee for employees and postgraduate students of private institutions/organisations and non-UK institutions is £40.00.

Lunch will be provided. Please note we reserve the right to charge a £20.00 non-attendance fee.

Provisional programme for 25 April 2008
Time Session
10.00 - 10.30 Registration and coffee
10.30 - 12.30 Presentation of ML Review
Professors Michael Kelly, Director of the Subject Centre, University of Southampton and Roger Woods, University of Nottingham
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 Reconvene
13.30 - 15.00 Workshops: 3 groups discussing aspects of Review
Supporting the research base
(led by Pam Moores)

Raising the international profile of UK research
(led by Martin Durrell, University of Manchester)

Making an impact
(Professor Naomi Segal)
15.00 - 15.30 Tea break
15.30 - 16.30 Plenary session:
Group feedback, final discussion
16.30 Close