ELDP 2025 Grant Round is now open – 19 June 2024

The ELDP grant round for 2025 is now open. Information about grant types and application process can be found here. Visit our project pages for the types of projects we have funded and the Endangered Language Archive for the resulting digital collections.

Webinar training on ELAN - 26 April 2024

We're happy to announce that on April 26 at 4pm CET Kelsey Neely will be conducting another online training on ELAN. Register here.

Webinar training on ELAN & ELAN-FLEx - 4 April 2024

On April 4 at 4pm CET join Kelsey Neely for an online training on ELAN and the ELAN-FLEx workflow. Register here.

Talk: Ancestral Voices in Dialogue: Decolonially Reflecting on Language Discrimination in Pankow - 19 March 2024

Join the event aiming to connect the promotion of indigenous languages with the fight against racism in Berlin, including a talk by Kelsey Neely on the importance of promoting and vitalizing endangered, indigenous, and minoritized languages.

Find more information here.

Panel discussion: Sprache, Diskriminierung und die Zukunft gefährdeter Sprachen - 14 March 2024

Mandana Seyfeddinipur will be participating in an online panel discussion on the importance of supporting and promoting minoritized and endangered languages.

Learn more and register here.

Panel discussion: Language in a box. How languages enter the archive - 21 Frebruary 2024

Mandana Seyfeddinipur will participate in a panel discussion offering insights into the processes involved in documenting and safeguarding languages.

Find more information here.

Panel discussion: Dekoloniale Perspektiven auf Mehrsprachigkeit: Erst- und Familiensprachen in Berlin - 20 Frebruary 2024

Mandana Seyfeddinipur, ELAR director, will lead a discussion and workshop focusing on the preservation of endangered languages and the vital role of the first language in shaping identity.

Find more information here.

Discussion: Resources for Communities, Scholars and the Public

On November 10th, Mandana Seyfeddinipur and Kelsey Neely will be participating in the round table discussion about Indigenous Languages of Latin America in Berlin organised by the institute of Latin American studies at the Free University of Berlin.

Grant round closes - 31 October 2023

The ELDP grant round is now closed. Results will be announced by April 15, 2024. We appreciate the commitment and effort of all applicants.

Talk: Why we need to act now: Documentation of endangered languages and knowledges

On September 26th, ELAR director Dr. Mandana Seyfeddinipur will give a talk on the urgency of language documentation and preservation for a webinar hosted by the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Malaya.

Talk: Distributed Fieldwork Methods

On September 11th, Kelsey Neely introduced modern approaches in distributed fieldwork documentation at FieldLing, the International School in Linguistic Fieldwork, in Paris.

Talk: Teaching minds, touching lives

On September 7th, Mandana Seyfeddinipur will be giving a talk at the symposium in honour of Adam Kendon at Lund University, Sweden, where she will discuss and reflect on his enduring legacy.

Talk: Overcoming the English language barrier: A first step towards discoverability and accessibility of digital collections

On September 14th, Mandana Seyfeddinipur and Vera Ferreira will deliver a joint presentation with Hanna Hedeland on enhancing the discoverability and accessibility of digital collections at the 54th Conference of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) in Istanbul, Turkey.

ELDP funding renewed for 10 years with 21million Euros -02 July 2021

Arcadia has renewed the funding for the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme for 10 years with funding of 21 million Euro. We are deeply honored by Arcadia's trust in our work and the longterm commitment to the documentation and preservation of endangered languages globally. We all at ELDP and ELAR thank our grantees, trainers, reviewers, advisors, panelists, colleagues and friends for their support and work.

For those interested in applying for a grant, we will be opening a new grant round in July. Details on how to apply will be posted on our website in the coming weeks.

ELDP and ELAR move to Berlin - 02 July 2021

After nineteen valuable years at SOAS University of London, we will start this new chapter of our ELDP work at the Berlin Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW). The Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) will move with us to Berlin and will be housed at the BBAW ensuring the smooth operation of the archiving process. We would like to assure all our alumni and depositors that none of the changes will affect you or your collection. The conditions and guarantees remain the same and SOAS and BBAW will continue to collaborate.