The IMLR offers a programme in research skills and methods to all students, free of charge. The programme has been running since1999 and is taught by lecturers and professionals from the Institute and across the UK.

Programme for 2021-2022

The 2021-22 Institute of Modern Languages Research’s free training programme will be delivered online on Wednesday afternoons. All sessions are free and open to researchers at any career stage, but advance registration on the IMLR’s events system is essential (for some sessions places are limited to facilitate discussion and interaction).

Registration is now open for the sessions from April to June 2022  

1.  Languages and Community-Based Work and Research 
Session leader: Dr María Soledad Montañez 
Date and time: Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 14:00-16:00
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2. Working with and Interviewing Writers, Artists and Filmmakers 
Session leader: Dr Joseph Ford 
Date and time: Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 14:00-15:30 
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3. Digital Culture and Modern Languages Research 
Session leader: Dr Naomi Wells 
Date and time: Wednesday 17, November 2021, 14:00-15:00 
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4.  Getting Published for Modern Languages and Area Studies Researchers 
Speakers: Professor Charles Burdett, Dr Ainhoa Montoya, Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex and Dr Naomi Wells 
Date and time: Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 14:00-15:30
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5.   Ethnography in Modern Languages and Cultures Research 
Session leaders: Dr Naomi Wells and Dr Ainhoa Montoya 
Session 1: Ethnography and Modern Languages and Cultures (Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 14:00-15:00) 
Session 2: Ethnographic Fieldwork (Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 14:00-15:00) 
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6.  Conducting Research in Post-Conflict Contexts*
Session leader: Catherine GIlbert (Newcastle)
Date and time: Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 14:00-16:00
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7.  Environmental Humanities and World Literature/Translation Workshop: Ecopoetic Matters in Translated World-War Literature by Guillaume Apollinaire and Giuseppe Ungaretti**
Session leader: Daniel Finch-Race (Bologna)
Date and time: Wednesday, 9 February 2022, 14:00-16:00
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8.  Disability Studies and Modern Languages Research
Session leader: Eleanor Jones (Southampton)
Date and time: Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 14:00-15:30
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9.  Working in the Field: Photographic Methods*
Speakers: Tom Martin (Lincoln) and Chandra Morrison (LSE)
Session 1: Wednesday, 4 March 2022, 12:00-14:00
Session 2: Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 12:00-14:00
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10.  Grounding World Literature**
Session leader: Jack Clift (SOAS)
Date and time: Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 14:00-16:00
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11. Decolonising Data for Cultural Research in the Global South
Session leaders: Claire Griffiths (Chester) and Monika Kukolova (Salford)
Date and time: Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 14:00-16:00
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12. Visual Culture and Modern Languages Research
Session leader: Linde Luijnenburg (Amsterdam)
Date and time: Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 14:30 - 16:00
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13. Grounding World Literature
Session leader: Jack Clift (SOAS)
Date and time: Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 14:00-16:00
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14. Languages Research in Schools
Session leader: Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 14:00-16:00
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15. Decolonial Theory for Modern Languages Researchers
Sessions leaders: Adi Saleem Bharat (Michigan) and Joe Ford (IMLR)
Date and time: Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 15:00-17:00
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Please contact if you have any questions about the programme. 

*  These sessions have been organised by the Fieldwork and Modern Languages research group, chaired by Professor Claire Griffiths ( 
** These sessions are part of the Convocation Seminars in World Literature and Translation led by Joseph Ford (IMLR) and convened with LINKS (London Intercollegiate Network for Comparatiuve Studies)

School of Advanced Study Training Programme

The SAS programme is designed to complement the Institute's discipline-specific courses and also includes sessions for MA and research students. Details of the programme are available on the SAS website.

SAS Research Training Calendar