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Where in the World is ELAR? Bali & Leiden Summer 2016

‘Where in the World is ELAR?’ is an ELAR blog series which recaps training courses and events in which ELAR staff participate and attend. This summer, ELAR Director Mandana Seyfeddinipur led workshops in Bali, Indonesia and Leiden in the Netherlands.

Bali, Indonesia:                                                                                                            Mandana Seyfeddinipur, Head of ELAR, led a three day training at Udayana University at The Linguistic Society of Indonesia International Conference. The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) provided scholarships for local students so they could travel to Bali and attend the training and the conference. 28 students from all over Indonesia and Papua New Guinea attended the training. Mandana led workshops in basic language documentation, including audio and video recording techniques and grant writing.

Leiden, Netherlands:
Mandana led a two day language documentation and video training at The 11th Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics. This training was organized in collaboration with Prof. Maarten Mous of Leiden University. Over 20 students attended from all over the world including an archaeology PhD student who works in Sudan and whose work involved interviewing the local community about their views of the archaeological site.

by Martha Tsutsui Billins