The Thousand Tongues in the Heart of Asia: Indigenous Languages of the Himalayas (Sydney)

Event status:

Held in conjunction with The University of Sydney and The Australian Himalayan Foundation

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Date:
Thursday 27 June 2019 06:00 pm until Thursday 27 June 2019 08:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
La Trobe Asia
asia@latrobe.edu.au; 03 9479 5414
Presented by:
La Trobe Asia, The University of Sydney, The Australian Himalayan Foundation
Type of Event:
Forum/symposium; Public Lecture

Spread across five countries in the heart of Asia, the Himalayas are home to hundreds of languages, and are one our world’s major centers of linguistic diversity. Come join us at this special event as part of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, as we celebrate the Indigenous languages of the Himalayas, and look at some of the challenges they face in the twenty-first century. You will hear from, and have a chance to speak with, people from across the Himalayas, as well as internationally recognized linguistic experts about the past, present and future of the region’s Indigenous languages. Find out how political tensions, increasing mobility, climate change, and other issues are putting pressure on the Himalayas’ Indigenous peoples and their languages, and hear how communities are working to protect and revitalize their linguistic heritage.

Chairs:

Gerald Roche and Mark Post

Discussants:

Tsering Shakya (University of British Columbia), George van Driem (University of Bern), Charisma K Lepcha (Sikkim University), Yankee Modi (University of Sydney), Henriette Daudey (La Trobe University), Tshering Lama O’Gorman (Australian Himalayan Foundation)

Program:
6:00-6:30: Pre-event snacks and drinks
6:30-6:45: Opening comments [Mark and Gerald]
6:45-7:30: Roundtable discussion
7:30-8:00: Questions

Map:

The Refectory Level 4, Holme Building, Science Road University of Sydney Camperdown, NSW 2006

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