The Digital Modern Languages seminar series aims to bring together and raise the visibility of Modern Languages research that engages with digital culture, media and technologies. It was launched in 2019 by Paul Spence (King’s College London) and Naomi Wells (Institute of Modern Languages Research) as part of the AHRC-funded Open World Research Initiative, and was supported by the Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community and Language Acts and Worldmaking projects.

The series adopts an inclusive approach, both thematically and in terms of the languages of specialism of seminar speakers. Areas of interest include: digital cultural studies, digital archives and databases, digital ethnography, digital discourse analysis, language teaching and digital technologies, and digital/computational approaches to the study of language and text (all with a primary focus on languages other than English). In addition to university researchers and teachers, the series incorporates practitioner perspectives and collaborations beyond Higher Education. 

Details and recordings of previous events can be found on the Digital Modern Languages website and YouTube channel. There is also an associated Digital Modern Languages section on the Modern Languages Open journal.

Follow the @digmodlang Twitter account and the Digital Modern Languages mailing list to hear about future events and initiatives.