The Transnationalizing Modern Languages (TML) project, initiated 2014, has brought together an international team of researchers and practitioners to address key issues in language and culture education. Starting from the forms of mobility that have defined the development of modern Italian cultures across the globe, the project has engaged with cultural associations, schools, policy makers and individuals in an exploration of heritage, cultural memory, and educational practices, carrying out work in the UK, Italy, South America, Australia, Ethiopia, the USA, and Namibia.
TML published Policy Report which calls for the reframing of the study of MLs in Higher Education in the UK and, more broadly, of approaches to the study of languages and cultures.
The report, which refers to CLE’s London Statement, is available here: https://cpb-eu-w2.wpmucdn.com/blogs.bristol.ac.uk/dist/3/247/files/2018/09/D0879_Policy_Bristol_Transnationalizing_Modern_Languages-wroux8.pdf
Warmest thanks to all of you who made the conference such a success – keynote speakers, policymakers panel, and all who gave papers, project presentations and posters. It was a great occasion and we are very grateful to you all. See some photos from the conference.
One of the outcomes of the conference was a clear mandate to continue with the CLE initiative. Many expressed the desire to participate in future initiatives and pointed to the need for a clear outline of our objectives. The ‘London Statement’ was a response to that request which we circulated to all attendees in May and now publish on this website. It was written with the help of comments from participants and it aims to capture the energy and enthusiasm which animated the conference, while helping us to take the CLE initiative to the next stage.
We welcome reactions to the statement and, most of all, invite you to take an active part in shaping the future of CLE. If you are interested in contributing to one or more of these objectives, whether as an individual or institutional partner, contact us via the website form or by completing the conference feedback postcard.
Very best wishes
Arianna, Nina, Daniela, Loredana and Naomi
The Steering Committee for the first international conference Cultural Literacy in Europe 2015 is pleased to announce the list of keynote speakers:
In addition, the following speakers confirmed their participation in the policy panel:
- Maureen Freely, Warwick University’s Connecting Cultures Research Priority Programme
- Stefaan Hermans, European Commission (DG Research & Innovation, Reflective Societies)
- Svend Erik Larsen, Academia Europaea