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Cultural Heritage and Endangered Languages

Forums:

Cambridge Endangered Languages and Cultures

Convenor: Dr Mari Jones, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages (MML)

Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Keywords: endangered, language, cultural heritage, interdisciplinary, theory, methodology, linguistics, anthropology, preservation, oral tradition

 

Groups:

Locating Religion Research Group

Co-ordinator: Dr Joel Cabrita, Faculty of Divinity

Keywords: Christianity, geographical, cultural, local, global, western, Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania

 

Projects:

Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS)

Researcher: Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett, Modern and Medieval Languages

Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Keywords: multilingualism, interdisciplinary, cultural awareness, social cohesion, health and wellbeing, education, cognition, language acquisition, identity, diversity, culture, cultural heritage, endangered languages

 

Heritage Matters: Culture and Development in the Pacific  

Researcher: Professor Nicholas Thomas, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Keywords: heritage preservation, Pacific, museums, education, community cohesion, identity, Solomon Islands National Museum, Kiribati Cultural Centre, community engagement, cultural heritage

 

Pacific Presences: Oceanic Art and European Museums  

Researcher: Professor Nicholas Thomas, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Funder: European Research Council (ERC)

Keywords: Oceanic art, history, Pacific, ethnography, eighteenth century, nineteenth century, twentieth century, cross-cultural, colonialism, cultural heritage

 

Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation

Researcher: Dr Uradyn Bulag, Division of Social Anthropology

Funder: Arcadia

Keywords: Russia, China, Mongolia, Astrakhan region, Kalmyk, Oirat, database, ritual, ceremony, methods, objects, cultural heritage

 

Modern Assyrian Language Documentation Project  

Researcher: Professor Geoffrey Khan, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) and British Academy (BA)

Keywords: Modern Assyrian, cultural heritage, endangered languages, North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic, Assyrian Christians, Middle East, northern Iraq, south-eastern Turkey, north-eastern Syria and north-western Iran, dialect, linguistic fieldwork

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