Workshop on S ámilanguage legacy
cecilia.hedlund at moderna.uu.se
Mon Jan 3 12:48:53 UTC 2011
Workshop on Sámi language legacy
Uppsala 6-8 April 2011
Call for papers
Earlier scholars of the Sámi languages have left not only the results
of their findings
in published books and articles, but also a wealth of research
material from their
fieldwork, in the form of handwritten notes and recordings. This
material is now
deposited in archives and libraries at different places. Among those
places are the
University library and the Institute for Language and Folklore in
Uppsala, where most of
the early unpublished works on the Sámi and the Sámi languages in
Sweden can be found.
Uppsala has played a crucial role in documenting various aspects of
Sámi culture and
language because it has been the center of the Church of Sweden and
the earliest scholars
of Sámi were often priests and missionaries who intended on working
among the Sámi.
Therefore a large amount of material has accumulated in Uppsala, and
is the appropriate place for a workshop of this kind.
We now want to gather present-day scholars who have used or are
interested in using such
material for a 3-day workshop. The goals of the workshop are 1) to
discover and discuss
the inventory of archives (and other places) where Sámi language
legacy materials can be
found; 2) to discuss the possibilities and limitations of such
archives and their
contents; and 3) to discuss common ground among researchers from
that can lead to future collaborative projects connected to legacy
materials related to
Sámi languages. During the workshop we will visit and become
acquainted with the
collections at the Institute for Language and Folklore and the
University library in
There will also be time for presentations of research connected to
Sámi language legacy
material. We therefore welcome everyone who wants to give a
presentation (20 minutes) of
work based ? partly or completely ? on legacy material to send in
abstracts (max 1 page).
This workshop is funded by NordForsk (http://www.nordforsk.org/) via
the Network for
Saami Documentation and Revitalization (http://saamidocnet.uit.no/).
Travel, lodging and
food costs will be reimbursed for 30 participants. Priority will be
given to presenters
and then on a first-come, first-served basis.
The deadline for abstract submission and travel grant applications is:
the 15th of
Notification of accepted talks and travel grants will be given: the
25th of February.
The workshop is organized by Cecilia Hedlund and Lars-Gunnar Larsson.
presently engaged in a research project on Sámi language standardization and
lexicography. Lars-Gunnar is professor of Fenno-Ugric languages and is
on a study in Ume Sámi language variation.
Please send abstracts, as well as applications for participation, by
legacywkshp at moderna.uu.se.
FD Cecilia Hedlund
Inst f moderna språk/finsk-ugriska
751 26 UPPSALA
e-mail: cecilia.hedlund at moderna.uu.se
Tel: 018/471 12 98
mobil: 0708-63 93 75
Fax: 018/471 13 23
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