Language Documentation and Archiving Conference



Where Do We Need To Go From Here?

Conference and training sessions
Berlin & Online, 3-7 October 2022

2022 marked the beginning of the UNESCO International Decade of Indigenous Languages, which offers an important opportunity to join forces in supporting small languages, further develop practices and tools, and extend and strengthen the networks we all rely on.  

This conference, organized jointly by PARADISEC (Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures) and ELAR (Endangered Languages Archive), brought together people working in the field of language documentation and archiving to present papers 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.

Conference timeline

June 15th, 2022

Paper submission

August 1st, 2022

Notification of

October 3-4, 2022

Training dates

October 5-7

Conference dates

Plenary speakers

Diana Campo

Language Activist

Leader for cultural and political revindications for indigenous groups who face language and cultural loss due to the pressure of armed forces in south Colombia.
Her talk will be entirely in Nasa Yuwe with slides and
translations into English

Linda Barwick

University of Sydney, Australia

A musicologist specializing in the study of Australian First Nations musics, immigrant musics and the digital humanities (particularly archiving and repatriation of ethnographic field recordings as a site of interaction between researchers and cultural heritage communities).


Watch LD&A 2022’s talks in our YouTube playlist here.

Access the conference schedule here.

Training LD&A 2022

Tutorial Videos

Access the tutorial videos on our YouTube Channel

Training Sessions

Access the training sessions schedule by clicking here.

Training Materials

Living Dictionaries: A global platform to protect endangered languages

Click here to download materials required for the training session

Documentation and sharing indigenous astronomical knowledge

Click the following links to download materials for the training session

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Scientific committee

  • Pius Akumbu
    (CNRS Paris)
  • Felix Ameka
    (Leiden University)
  • Aleksandre Arkhipov
    (Hamburg University)
  • Linda Barwick
    (PARADISEC / University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Steven Bird
    (Charles Darwin University)
  • Mary Linn
  • Alexis Michaud
  • Alpheaus Zobule
    (Kulu Language Institute)
  • Katherine Bolaños
    (University of Zurich)
  • Ana Paula Brandão
    (Federal University of Pará)
  • Gabriela Caballero
    (University of California, San Diego)
  • Gladys Camacho
    (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Onno Crasborn
    (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
  • Gabriela Perez Baez
    (University of Oregon)
  • Pamela Perniss
    (University of Cologne)
  • Felix Rau
    (University of Cologne)
  • Patience Epps
    (University of Texas at Austin)
  • James Essegby
    (University of Florida – Gainesville) 
  • Jeff Good
    (University of Buffalo)
  • Birgit Hellwig
    (University of Cologne)
  • Gary Holton
    (University of Hawai’i Manoa)
  • Jacques Vernaudon
    (University of French Polynesia)
  • Ana Vilacy Galucio
    (Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi)
  • Roberto Zariquiey
    (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru)
  • Zachary O’Hagan
    (California Language Archive – University of California, Berkeley)