IMLR Research Training Programme

The IMLR offers a programme in research skills and methods to all students, free of charge. The programme has been running since1999 and is taught by lecturers and professionals from the Institute and across the UK.

Programme for 2021-2022

The 2021-22 Institute of Modern Languages Research’s free training programme will be delivered online on Wednesday afternoons. All sessions are free and open to researchers at any career stage, but advance registration on the IMLR’s events system is essential (for some sessions places are limited to facilitate discussion and interaction). Registration is now open for the following sessions running from October to January:  

1.  Languages and Community-Based Work and Research 
Session leader: Dr María Soledad Montañez 
Date and time: Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 14:00-16:00
Booking link:

2. Working with and Interviewing Writers, Artists and Filmmakers 
Session leader: Dr Joseph Ford 
Date and time: Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 14:00-15:30 
Booking link:

3. Digital Culture and Modern Languages Research 
Session leader: Dr Naomi Wells 
Date and time: Wednesday 17, November 2021, 14:00-15:00 
Booking link:

4.  Getting Published for Modern Languages and Area Studies Researchers 
Speakers: Professor Charles Burdett, Dr Ainhoa Montoya, Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex and Dr Naomi Wells 
Date and time: Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 14:00-15:30
Booking link:

5.    Ethnography in Modern Languages and Cultures Research 
Session leaders: Dr Naomi Wells and Dr Ainhoa Montoya 
Session 1: Ethnography and Modern Languages and Cultures (Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 14:00-15:00) 
Session 2: Ethnographic Fieldwork (Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 14:00-15:00) 
Booking link:

Registration for further sessions planned for Terms 2 and 3 will be announced in December, and these sessions will cover topics including: world literature, environmental humanities, decolonial methods, Modern Languages archives and collections, languages research in schools, applying for research grants, participatory photography*, decolonising data for cultural research* and research in post-conflict settings*. 

Please contact if you have any questions about the programme. 

*These sessions have been organised by the ‘Fieldwork and Modern Languages’ research group, chaired by Professor Claire Griffiths ( 


School of Advanced Study Training Programme

The SAS programme is designed to complement the Institute's discipline-specific courses and also includes sessions for MA and research students. Details of the programme are available on the SAS website.

Research Training Calendar