Urban Multilingualism in Contemporary Moscow and Dushanbe
28th February 2019
Princess Dashkova Russian Centre
The Princess Dashkova Russian Centre is delighted to host an international workshop on the theme of urban multilingualism in contemporary Moscow and Dushanbe.
Comprised of four twenty-minute presentations, the workshop will be opened by Julia Mazurova (Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences), who will explore the notion of Moscow’s urban multilingualism, followed by Polina Kliuchnikova’s (University of Durham) presentation about the Russian language provision in Dushanbe as well as by Denis Zubalov’s (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) paper examining language policies in Moscow, and concluded by Marina Raskladkina (Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences), who will elucidate educational experiences of migrant children at Moscow’s schools.
The workshop will be summarised with a general discussion, chaired by Lara Ryazanova-Clarke (University of Edinburgh), followed by a wine reception. The event is free and open to all.
Edinburgh Iranian Festival
1st March 2019 - 7th March 2019
The 10th anniversary of the Edinburgh Iranian Festival will include a diverse and interactive line up, such as film screenings, fashion shows and cookery demonstrations.
The festival’s organisers hope to address misconceptions about the country by shining a spotlight on some of the contemporary talent that Iran has produced - from musicians to fashion designers – whilst also highlighting the country’s rich traditional heritage – such as its food and poetry.
For more information and a full list of events please visit the Edinburgh Iranian Festival website.
European Conference of African Studies
12th June 2019 - 14th June 2019
The University will host the 8th European Conference on African Studies, Europe’s largest and most international conference with an African focus.
The conference bring will bring together leading researchers, policymakers, and leaders from across the world. There will also be a series of networking and capacity building events, aimed at the next generation of African researchers.
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