Digital Modern Languages Seminar - virtual seminar

Digital Modern Languages Seminar - virtual seminar
22 July 2020, 3.30pm - 5.00pm

The Digital Modern Languages convenors are holding a series of virtual events to bring together research and teaching in Modern Languages which engages with digital culture, media and technologies, and showcasing new and exciting research currently undertaken by PhD students across Modern Languages departments. The aim is also to provide a forum for doctoral researchers to present and receive feedback on their work in a supportive environment, particularly at a time when such opportunities may be more limited than in normal circumstances.     

Our third Digital Modern Languages virtual seminar will take place at 3:30-5pm (BST) on Wednesday 22 July 2020. The seminar will include three 15-minute presentations from doctoral researchers, followed by a Q & A session with all presenters.    

Advance registration is essential in order to be given access to the seminar.  

Seminar speakers (abstracts available here)

Erdal Ayan (Kassel University/Herder Institute)  
Using NLP & Network Approaches/Techniques to Explore Comparative Opinions and Topics in Newspaper Clippings from Cold War Era 

Simona Scanni (University of Birmingham)  
Effectiveness of Online Language Learning: A Case Study of Italian as a Foreign Language 

Sevita Caseres (University College Cork)  
Amateur Subtitling Practices: A Netnographic Study of Communication and Work Practices in French Online Translation Communities 

This series is part of the AHRC-funded Open World Research Initiative, and is supported by OWRI projects Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community and Language Acts and Worldmaking projects, and by the AHRC Leadership Fellow for Modern Languages (Janice Carruthers). The series is convened by Paul Spence (King’s College London) and Naomi Wells (Institute of Modern Languages Research).


Elizabeth Dearnley
020 7862 8725