Disrupting Digital Monolingualism 2020 online workshop - 16 June 2020

Mandana Seyfeddinipur will give an online key note titled 'If it's not written it did not happen: The written bias in the digital world' Disrupting Digital Monolingualism is hosted by the Language Acts & Worldmaking project and will take place online on 16 & 17 June 2020.

2020 Grant round cancelled due to COVID-19 - 20 March 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, and after many consultations and careful consideration, ELDP has decided to cancel the 2020 grant round. Given the global developments and required restrictions, ELDP will not be able to support any work that involves fieldwork or any other kind of travel and face to face interaction for the coming year. This was a very difficult decision and ELDP is monitoring the developing situation closely, and will be adapting its activities accordingly.

Please get in touch with us at eldp@soas.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Minority Languages in the Digital Age Conference at Alfried Krupp Institute - 11 December 2020

Mandana Seyfeddinipur will give a public key note lecture titled 'Minderheitssprachen und das Internet: Segen und Fluch zugleich' (Minority languages and the internet: a blessing and a curse) at the conference Minority Languages in the Digital Age. Usage, Maintenance and Teaching hosted at the Alfried Krupp Institute for Advanced Study in Greifswald, Germany, on 11 & 12 December 2020.

Virtual Language Fest - 21 February 2020

ELDP, ELAR, and SOAS World Languages Institute host a Virtual Language Fest in celebration of Mother Language Day on 21 February 2020.

Grant round closes - 15 January 2020

The ELDP grant round is now closed. Notification of results will be by 15th June 2020. The next grant round will open on 15 October 2020.

DELAMAN Award nominations open - 5 January 2020

Nominations for the DELAMAN Award 2021 are now open. The DELAMAN Award recognizes and honours early-career documenters who have done outstanding documentary work in creating a rich multimedia documentary collection of a particular language that is endangered or no longer spoken. The deadline is 15 July 2020. More information on the nomination here.

Symposium on Endangered Languages at Freie Universität Berlin - 29 November 2019

On the occasion of the UNESCO Year of Indigenous Languages the Institute for Turcology at the Freie Universität Berlin will hold an international symposium on Endangered languages in Northern Asia at which Mandana Seyfeddinipur will be the plenary speaker. She will give a talk titled 'We just scratched the Surface: 16 years of supporting Endangered Languages Documentation'.

Video Conference at Universidade Federal do Pará - 19 November 2019

Mandana Seyfeddinipur will give a video conference on strategies for language documentation around the world at the II SEMINÁRIO DO GELCIA E II SIPLI-NORTE held at the Universidade Federal do Pará in Belém, Brazil.

Joint Call ELDP + EMKP - 8 November 2019

The British Museum’s Endangered Material Knowledge Programme (EMKP) and ELDP are delighted to announce a joint call for grant applications. Funded by Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin – EMKP and ELDP jointly offer grants for collaborative projects that combine language and material knowledge documentation. Find the application guidelines here.

LT4ALL - 5 December 2019

International Conference on Language Technologies for All (LT4All) - UNESCO Headquarters, Paris. LT4All will explore the relationship between technologies and languages from a scientific, technical, cultural, linguistic, economical and political perspective within the framework of UNESCO's International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019

ELDP Grant round opens - 15 October 2019

ELDP grant round is now open. Information about the application process can be found here.

ELDP Training in Brazil - 4 October 2019

ELDP Training in Language Documentation and Grant Writing at the University of São Paulo, and the Federal University of Pará in Belém, Brazil, 4 - 19 October 2019.

Preserving Endangered Languages at Cambridge Model UN - 14th September 2019

Mandana Seyfeddinipur will give a talk on the question of preserving endangered languages for the Social Humanitarian and Cultural Committee of the Cambridge University International Model United Nations - High School Conference (CUIMUN-HS), a Model UN conference organised by Cambridge University students in September 2019.