Category Archives: Reflections

Global Mental Health: A category benefiting from its contesting?

By Ross White, University of Liverpool On the 5th and 6th June Kings Health Partnership in conjunction with King’s College London hosted a conference entitled: ‘Global Mental Health and Psychosocial Support’ that was held at the KCL Waterloo campus. The … Continue reading

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New MOOC run starts today – 9 January 2017

The fourth run of our successful Massive Open Online Course will start today. You are all invited to join this free 3-week course, available through the Future Learn website: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/multilingual/4/

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Noyam

By David Gramling, University of Arizona Dodowa is a town west of Accra with red-dirt roads, loads of free-roaming chickens, heavy-laden plantain trees, and a steady incline up from the Accra seacoast toward the mountains. When in Dodowa you ask directions … Continue reading

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Reflections from London Feminist Film Festival 2016

Melissa Chaplin Doing a PhD that focuses upon creative art, I’m often asked: ‘What’s the point?’ In a world of terrifying injustice, in the face of unbearable pain, what good is art? This question rumbled under the surface at this … Continue reading

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The Languaging of Distress

The Senate Room, University of Glasgow Tuesday 11th October 2016, 9.30am and 4.00pm This knowledge exchange event aims to facilitate discussion between researchers, voluntary sector organizations and clinicians about the challenges and opportunities that exist in relation to supporting people … Continue reading

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Breaking the silence (again): on language learning and levels of fluency in ethnographic research

By Dr Robert Gibb and Dr Julien Danero Iglesias Abstract Ethnographic research is often multilingual, requiring the researcher to work in two or more different languages, if necessary with the assistance of an interpreter. Given this, surprisingly few ethnographers have … Continue reading

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Some reflections on language-related issues in a PhD research project

This piece is reproduced with permission – first posted 6 April 2016 on http://www.glasgowsociology.com   By Dr Robert Gibb (This is the text of a talk given as part of a session on ‘Sociological Geographies’ at the BSA Postgraduate Forum Pre-Conference Day held … Continue reading

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Questions about writing multilingually

Reflections on the “How We Write Multilingually” Round table held at the University of Glasgow on 24 February 2016. Sarah Stewart School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures , University of Edinburgh My initial reflections at the ‘How We Write Multilingually’ round-table were … Continue reading

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How we write, multilingually: a round table

Date: Wed 24 Feb Time: 2.30–4.00 pm Venue: Wolfson medical building, Hugh Fraser seminar room (257) University of Glasgow, University Avenue Across disciplines, and in different countries, many academics are thinking about how we write—not how ‘to’ write, or how we should … Continue reading

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