Documenting Endangered Languages – NSF Grants

Funding Opportunity Expected Number of Awards: 30 Posted Date: Jun 28, 2016 Closing Date for Applications: Sep 15, 2016 Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000 Description This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning […]

Graduate research assistantship in Indigenous language technology

This was posted today on the Indigenous Language and Technology (ILAT) listserv [see archives here] by Dr. Jordan Lachler of UAlberta… Open Graduate Research Assistantship The Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta is offering a graduate student position at either the MSc (2 years) or PhD (4 years) […]

Apply now! Coding for Language Communities 2014

This post is adapted from Global Native Networks. It’s no secret that a handful of languages dominate the online space. A paper published last October in the journal PLOSOne (aptly titled “Digital Language Death”) found that less than five percent of the current world languages are in use online. Offline, around 7,776 […]

Indigenous New Media Symposium 2014

The Indigenous New Media Symposium aims to bring together Native American and First Nation media makers and creative activists to discuss how new media platforms are being used in the indigenous community to educate, organize, entertain, and advocate.  In the past few years blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other tools […]

Workshop: Digital Media for Speakers of Endangered Languages in Latin America

Originally posted on rising.globalvoicesonline.org by Eddie Avila on 30 November 2012 Rising Voices Note: Rising Voices is pleased to be collaborating with this upcoming event in early 2013. This is a translation of the original website in Spanish at the Living Tongues blog. Enduring Voices: Digital Media Workshop for Speakers of Endangered Languages in […]

What are you doing for World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development?

May 21, 2012: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development Cultural diversity is crucial for development The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 2002 and celebrated on 21 May, provides an opportunity for mobilization on the part […]

Global Competition: Mobile4D Applications for Impact and Sustainability

A Mobile4D Application Generator and Implementation Initiative Mobile phones and smart applications have become an important if not the key factor in many current development initiatives. One of the main questions remaining is: Which are the key “killer” applications that make a real difference for personal and community development, provide […]

The Memory of the World in the Digital age: Digitization and Preservation

An international conference 26-28 September 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada From the UNESCO website: UNESCO proposes to organize an international conference from 26 to 28 September 2012 in Vancouver (BC) Canada, to explore the main issues affecting the preservation of digital documentary heritage, in order to develop strategies that will […]

Workshop: Learning from Marginalized Users: Reciprocity in HCI4D

This workshop is one of 15 that will be part of the 2012 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. CSCW 2012 will be the fifteenth CSCW conference and will be held February 11-15, 2012, in Bellevue, just nine miles from Seattle, Washington, USA. These workshops are collaborative working sessions, […]

Re-framing HCI through local and indigenous perspectives

This post provides information about “Re-framing HCI through local and indigenous perspectives,” one of several workshops that will be held at this year’s Interact2011 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Lisbon, Portugal. Interact2011 Workshop on Indigenous HCI Monday, 5 September 2011 Workshop organizers Jose Abdelnour-Nocera, University of West London Masaaki Kurosu, […]