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Conference 2011

7-9 April 2011 Imperial War Museum, London

Please, click here for provisional programme and for the conference abstracts list:

Provisional Programme

LaW Conference Abstracts List

Please, complete the registration procedure within Friday the 18th February 2011. Click here to download the registration form:



This interdisciplinary conference, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, will bring together current research on the role of languages in war, conflict and peacemaking situations, focusing on such questions as:

- What are the foreign language policies of government, military and multilateral agencies in conflict situations?

- What are the language-related experiences of those involved 'on the ground' in these conflicts?

- What are the implications for language intermediaries who work in conflict zones?

Invited keynote speakers include Professor Mona Baker (University of Manchester) and Professor Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck College).

The call for papers is now closed, and we are very pleased for the amount of interest and the variety of relevant abstracts received. The full conference programme, registration form, list of participants and complete abstract file will be uploaded here in December 2010.


Delegates are required to make their own arrangements for accommodation. London offers a variety of possibilities for any budget and requirement, but we are happy to provide a few suggestions:

Hotels: info?propertyId=12578

Halls of Residences:

Carr-Saunders Hall, Fitzrovia

Passfield Hall, Bloomsbury

Lillian Penson Hall, Paddington

William Goodenough House, Bloomsbury

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