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In Other Words: What is it like for the interpreter?

‘Words by themselves are easy to interpret, but it is what’s hidden behind them that is so very hard to convey.’  Quote from In Other Words: the interpreter’s story The presence of an interpreter makes it possible for clients’ voices to … Continue reading

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Artworks by IUG hearing impaired students

Artworks by hearing impaired students at the Islamic University – Gaza can be accessed via this link.  This a gallery of works was prepared by the students at IUG as an expression of their feelings during the last war on Gaza. … Continue reading

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Triumph for Kai Fischer’s “Last Dream (on earth)”

At the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland June 14th 2015 Kai Fischer’s Last Dream (on earth) won in the category best music and sound with University of Glasgow’s Gameli Tordzro named, alongside with Tyler Collins and Matt Padden for … Continue reading

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Right to Remain toolkit: videos in English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Farsi

*Reproduced from the Right to Remain Blog Thanks to funding from the Lush Charity Pot, fantastic film-making by Showman Media and amazing support from the Researching Multilingually at the Borders project at Glasgow University, we are proud to present our new short … Continue reading

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Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) – 2014/15 Shortlist

We are delighted to share the wonderful news that Gameli Tordzro’s work in music, sound and languages has been shortlisted for a Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland in the category Best Music and Sound for Kai Fischer’s National Theatre of … Continue reading

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World Premier: Last Dream (On Earth)

Last Dream (On Earth) draws on accounts of those who risk their lives for a distant dream. It explores journeys beyond the imaginable, and quests to find a better future in faraway places. Live music score and soundtrack, created by sound … Continue reading

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Multilingual pedagogies of hope from the Islamic University – Gaza

This is a beautiful short multilingual film from our colleague Nazmi Al-Masri which follows the induction of hearing-impaired students at his University.

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Learning Arabic in Cairo

Keith Hammond reflects on his experience of learning Arabic in Cairo. Written from the Roma Hotel, Cairo on 26th October 2014. The Arab world has an incredible history of learning.  It begins in the Madrasa.  Language has been central in … Continue reading

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Why are you studying Arabic?

Maria Grazia Imperiale – University of Glasgow 28 August 2014  (Download post here: Why are you studying Arabic?) It has been a month I am in Alexandria (Egypt), or al-Iskandaryah in Arabic, or Alex in the slang used by young cool … Continue reading

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Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law and the State

Principal Investigator: Professor Alison Phipps at University of Glasgow Awarded £1,968,749. We are delighted to announce this funding award from the Translating Cultures Programme of the Arts and Humanities Research Council as one of its three large grants. This international project  drawing … Continue reading

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