Where Do We Need to Go From Here?



Where Do We Need To Go From Here?

2022 marks the beginning of the UNESCO International Decade of Indigenous Languages. The decade offers an important opportunity to join forces in the work of supporting small languages, to further develop practices and tools, and to extend and strengthen the networks we all rely on. Many lessons have been learned in the last 20 years of documentation and archiving, and all over the world activists, communities, researchers, and artists have developed documentation projects, apps, art installations, archival collections, films, and multimedia projects telling the many stories and histories of indigenous languages and their creators and keepers. This conference brings together people working in this area to present papers, posters, and conduct training sessions aiming to develop capacity, present new approaches to documentation and preservation, and offer models of how we can create, strengthen, enhance, and amplify language records. The conference will create a platform to bring new ideas and views together, to share knowledge and to develop the agenda for the Decade.

The pre-conference training sessions will take place 3-4 October 2022, and the conference will take place 5-7 October 2022. The conference is expected to take place in-person in Berlin.

Submissions for papers and posters are due 1 June 2022. Notification of acceptance is anticipated by 1 August 2022.

Please see the full Call for Papers for more details.