Archived July 2004 ebulletin

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This bulletin contains information on the following:

  1. Invitation to bid for projects
  2. Copyright workshop
  3. Pedagogical forum at IALIC conference
  4. Linguistics and Literature workshop
  5. Digital Resources conference
  6. European Studies conference
  7. Creativity in HE conference - Call for bids
  8. IALIC Conference (Politics, Plurilingualism and Linguistic Identity)
  9. American Studies conference
  10. Problem-based Learning conference
  11. Translation conference
  12. Race and Ethnicity conference
  13. Marketing material for European Day of Languages
  14. Enhancing Student Learning through Effective Formative Feedback (SENLEF) publication
  15. Job vacancy - HE Development Officer, CILT
  16. UCML - Call for departments to join

Subject Centre projects

1. Invitation to bid for projects

The Subject Centre is inviting calls for bids from the following funds:

Subject Centre events

2. Making sense of copyright workshop

24 November 2004, CILT, London
This workshop will address a number of key issues in using third party copyright materials in developing teaching and learning resources for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. More information on the Making sense of copyright workshop .

3. Pedagogical forum at 5th annual IALIC conference

13 November 2004 at 11.45 am, Dublin City University, Ireland
The Subject Centre is organising, for the second year running, a forum dedicated to pedagogical research and practice, with a focus on innovation in the field of intercultural education and training. More information on the Pedagogical forum.

More information about the 5th annual IALIC conference can be found in item 8 of this bulletin.

4. Literature and Linguistics workshop

26 November 2004, Women's Library, London Metropolitan University
This event will consist of four sessions that will give a short account of the intellectual base for the field together with practical sessions on applications of linguistic techniques to literary studies. More information on the Literature and Linguistics workshop.

Other events

5. Digital resources for the humanities conference 2004 (DRH 2004)

5 - 8 November 2004, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
The conference aims to address some of the key emerging themes and strategic issues that engagement with ICT is bringing to humanities computing and scholarly research. To register please visit the DRH 2004 conference website and fill in the online registration form. Other enquiries should be addressed to

6. UACES 34th annual conference. The European Union: new neighbours, new challenges

6 - 8 September 2004, University of Birmingham
Hosted by the European Research Institute at the University of Birmingham, the conference will offer delegates an opportunity to reflect on the enlarged European Union and to consider its future. For further information and the online registration form please visit the UACES 34th annual conference website or contact UACES, tel: +44 20 7240 0206, email:

7. "Creativity - taught and caught" - call for bids

13 October 2004, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
This second of the two Higher Education Academy/NESTA-sponsored conferences, based on a theme of creativity in higher education, will provide an opportunity for finding out about and exchanging ideas with colleagues about fostering and developing students' creativity. Registration and programme details can be found on the Higher Education Academy (Generic Centre) website.

8. Annual IALIC conference : Politics, plurilingualism and linguistic identity

11 - 14 November 2004, Dublin City University, Ireland
The aim of the 2004 IALIC conference is to sharpen thinking on the politics of plurilingualism and linguistic identity. Please refer to the IALIC conference website for the following information:

  • Conference registration form (including fees)
  • Information about conference venue and accommodation
  • IALIC membership application form (N.B. substantial discounts are available to members)
  • Contact details for conference organisers and IALIC

9. AMATAS conference (with the support of the English Subject Centre) Literary and cultural mapp[ings across the Atlantic 1620 - 1914

10 September 2004, University of Warwick, Humanities Building (room 545)
The Amatas conference seeks to examine and discuss a set of questions about how teaching English Studies, American Studies and Literature courses through the lens of the Atlantic and what opportunities or pitfalls such an "aquatic form" might involve. It also hopes to provide entry points for teachers of English and American Literature and American Studies into an Atlantic approach and create a forum of discussion about its effects.

First 25 delegates to register will have free admission - register by writing or emailing:

Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Department of English and Comparative Literature
University of Warwick
phone 024/ 76 523 317
fax 024/ 76 524 750

There will be a limited number of travel bursaries available to Academics who teach English and/or American Literature. To apply, email by 31 July Dr. Alan J. Rice :

10. Problem-based learning : 3-day international conference

15-17 September 2004, University of Salford
This 3-day conference, forming part of a Learning and Teaching Week at the University, is being organised by the University with assistance from the Lifelong Learning Centre. Please refer to the Problem-base learning conference website for further information.

11. 4th Portsmouth translation conference : Translation norms - what is 'normal' in the translation profession

Call for papers

13 November 2004, University of Portsmouth
The deadline for the submission of extracts for this 4th Annual Translation Conference is 30 July 2004. For further information consult the Translation conference website or contact the organiser:

12. Learning, teaching and assessment of 'race' and ethnicity in the higher education curriculum

19 November 2004, University of Birmingham
A one-day conference jointly supported by the Race and Ethnicity Study Group of the British Sociological Association and the Centre for Learning and Teaching - Sociology, Anthropology and Politics which is part of the new Higher Education Academy. For further information about this conference please contact:


13. Marketing material for European day of Languages

Free marketing material for the European day of Languages - 27 September 2004 - is available from CILT. Please send your order to: EDL 2004, CILT, the National Centre for Languages, 20 Bedfordbury, London WC2N 4LB.

14. Enhancing Student Learning through Effective Formative Feedback (SENLEF) publication

This publication comprises resources for practitioners wishing to improve their feedback practice to students, or obtain some new ideas on how to enhance their current practice. It includes a series of case studies, a theoretical model, seven principles for effective feedback practice and workshop plans for using the materials. An order form can be downloaded from Higher Education Academy (Generic Centre) website.

Job vacancy

15. HE development officer, CILT

Further details about this vacancy.

University Council of Modern Languages (UCML)

16. UCML - call for departments to join

The University Council of Modern Languages is seeking to increase its membership to include all Modern Language Departments and Language Centres in UK HEIs. More information for those departments/centres which are not UCML members.

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Jane Copeland
Subject Centre Secretary
Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies
School of Modern Languages
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ

tel. 023 8059 4814