Abstracts are invited for an event on ‘University Public Engagement with Urban Multilingualism’, which will take place on 20-22 February 2019 at the University of Manchester.

The three-day event will offer an opportunity for an exchange of ideas and experience among university projects that actively combine research on urban multilingualism with an outreach and public engagement agenda. It will be hosted by the Multilingual Manchester research unit (http://mlm.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/). Confirmed contributors will represent projects based in a variety of universities around the world including Moscow, St Petersburg, Berlin, Edinburgh, London, Sheffield, Melbourne, Sydney, Luxembourg, and Graz.

We are seeking additional expressions of interest along with abstracts to arrive by 31 August 2018, for short contributions to panel discussions (NOT full research papers!) that will address — specifically — the following themes:

– City-level planning and practice around language diversity, and the involvement of university researchers in such practice
– University public engagement around language diversity
– Innovative research models and research tools, teaching practices, and co-production models

Please see the full call for papers here: http://mlm.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/call-for-papers-2/