The Department of Modern Languages collaborates with many different individuals and organisations in our society, both within and outside academia. It is natural for us to collaborate in areas such as language, literature and cultural history in order for our research results to benefit the society. Here are some of the department's formalised collaborations.
Copius: Community of Practice in Uralic Studies
Copius is a strategic partnership established by nine European universities that constitutes a community of practice within the discipline of Uralic (Finno-Ugric) Studies. The project is an initiative to pool resources, to carry out shared teaching and for networking activities. An online learning platform will also be created and it will remain accessible beyond the end of the project.
- Projekt leader: Rogier Blokland, Uppsala University
- Other participants: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, Hamburg University, Germany, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany,
University of Helsinki, Finland, University of Szeged, Hungary,
University of Tartu, Estonia, University of Turku, Finland, University of Vienna, Austria
- Project period: 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2021
- Funding organisation: Erasmus+ via Swedish Council for Higher Education
- Total funding: €248,905
More about the project
Modern Languages' research covers a number of areas and there are many contacts with other researchers and research areas. That is manifest in e.g. guest lectures where we invite external researchers and experts.
These are conferences arranged by the Department of Modern Languages or where our staff has a more extensive role.
- 11–13 November 2021: “Praktiken der Mehrsprachigkeit im Schwedischen Reich (1611–1721). Historisch-soziolinguistische Perspektiven auf die Rolle des Deutschen”
- 23–25 September 2020: “FEL 24 - Teaching and Learning Resources for Endangered Languages”
- 14–15 November 2019: “SAALS 4: 4th Saami Linguistics Symposium”
- 12–15 November 2018: “Historical Narrative in East Slavic Writing”
- 20–21 September 2018: “Multilingual Metal: Sociocultural, Linguistic and Literary Perspectives on Heavy Metal Lyrics”
- 8–9 June 2017: “La reformulation : à la recherche d’une frontière” (in French)
LILAe - Research network in literary studies at the Faculty of Languages
LILAe - Research network in literary studies at the Faculty of Languages is the faculty common research network in literature studies. The network aims to offer a platform for cooperation between graduate students and researchers with an interest in literary studies within various languages.
THE "LANGUAGES ENRICHEN" NETWORK
The ”Languages enrichen” network ("Sprachen bereichern" in German) gathers schools, universities and entrepreneurs in Uppsala and Växjö and is coordinated by the Goethe-Institut. The common goal is that more students in Sweden should learn a second foreign language - e.g. German. The network was initiated by Uppsala University - represented by the Department of Modern Languages and the Unit for Training for School Internationalisation (Fortbildningsavdelningen för skolans internationalisering), Linnæus University and the Goethe-Institut.
The Language and Learning Network
The Language and Learning Network gathers researchers from all four departments in the Faculty of Languages. Language and learning is a growing research field, both in Sweden and in the World, and there is much ongoing research at the Faculty of Languages. The network offers a common interface and improved opportunity for collaboration.
UPPSALA TRAVEL WRITING SEMINAR
Uppsala Travel Writing Seminar gathers researchers from more than ten disciplines at four faculties at Uppsala University. It arranges seminars and workshops with researchers from Uppsala University and invited guests within the field of travel literature in all time periods and from any disciplinary perspective. The seminar is organised by Christina Kullberg, Department of Modern Languages and Paula Henrikson, Department of Literature.
Our researchers also collaborate within the field of fiction. This can have different forms, for example translations or writing an introduction. Here are some examples of collaboration within the fictional field.
Language tandem: German
Language tandem is for Swedish speakers who want to improve their German and vice versa. You and a person in the reverse situation meet about once a week. You speak only German during 30 minutes only Swedish during 30 minutes. You decide place, time and what to talk about. It is important that you have basic knowledge in the language you want to improve. Everyone is welcome. Language tandem is arranged in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD.
GERMAN MOVIE NIGHT
German Movie Night is arranged by the Department of Modern Languages in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Come and see movies in German with English or Swedish subtitles. Our movie theater is Ihresalen in English Park Campus, Thunbergsvägen 3, Uppsala. The screenings begin at 18:00 and the entrance is free. N.b. that in autumn 2020 the number of attendees is limited to 50.
Schools are welcome to contact us to join the German Movie Night with their classes. We can also help preparing lessons at school. Please get in touch with the department contact person.
- More about German Movie Night on the Facebook page "Deutsch an der Universität Uppsala" (In German and Swedish)
- The movies are announced in Uppsala University's event calendar
- Vivien Illigens is contact person for German Movie Night at the Department of Modern Languages