Workshop on citizen science and language revitalization

In addition to the main conference, we are also hosting a one-day workshop on citizen science and minority language revitalization after the scientific part of the conference, on December 18. The  workshop consists of a plenary speech by Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and a round table discussion on best  practices and examples of minority language revitalization. The languages of the workshop are English and Russian, and all talks, as well as all questions and comments, will be interpreted into Russian/English. The workshop is open to all participants of the conference.


Wednesday 18.12.2013

Little Parliament, Arkadiankatu 3

–> Metsätalo building, Unioninkatu 40 / Адрес конференции: корпус Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40

Workshop on citizen science and language revitalization

10:15-10:30 Opening of the workshop, Janne Saarikivi and Reetta Toivanen (University of Helsinki)
10:30-13:00 Round table discussion on actual issues in language revitalizationEvgenii Chaskin (Organisation Марий ушем, Mari El Republic, Russian Federation), Karin Hoyer (The Finnish Association of the Deaf), Pentti Pieski (Organisation City-Sámit ry, Finland), Aleksey Tsykarev (Organisation Nuori Karjala, Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation), Svetlana Kolchurina (Институт гражданской активности, Perm Komi county, Russian Federation)

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14.30 greetings by Finnish MPs
14:30-15:30 Plenary talk: Tove Skutnabb-Kangas: From linguistic genocide to language revitalisation – Indigenous peoples’ and minorities’ agency or neoliberal deconstruction of ”languages”
15.30-16.00 Discussion and closing words