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Matariki Humanities Colloquium: Language
October 9, 2017 - October 12, 2017
9 – 12 October 2017, Tübingen
The topic of the 2017 Humanities Colloquium, Language, is connected with several core fields in university development and university structure: “language” is the object of scientific research in linguistics (including psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics), language studies are at the centre of many cultural studies and social sciences (from ancient Egyptian studies to modern sociolinguistics), and language politics is an important issue in university development (language training and offers of language courses for national students, language requirements and offers of language courses for foreign students, and, in non-anglophone universities: definition of campus language, teaching in English vs. teaching in national languages, etc.).
The Academic Stream of the programme included both the usual sessions for research presentations, and a special session for discussion of the role language plays in university politics, in teaching and in study programs. The Library Stream focused on the following topics: 1) Subscriptions, Big Deals, Open Access Transformation – Strategies and best practices in the Matariki member countries; 2) Next round of the benchmarking programme: further development and application opportunities of the Library Assessment Capability Maturity Model.