Study Abroad Conference 2017
Call for Papers
30 Years of Erasmus in Ireland: Study Abroad in Research and Practice
University College Cork
Friday 16th June 2017
Abstracts of no more than 200 words / Proposals for discussion groups of no more than 400 words should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8th February 2017.
For information on travel, getting to UCC, parking and accommodation, please click here.
Plenary speaker: Dr Martin Howard (Head of School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, UCC and editor of Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education)
Title: Study Abroad Research and Practice: An ‘Embarrassment of Riches’ in the context of Erasmus at 30?
Senior Lecturer in French and Applied Linguistics, Dr Howard teaches a range of courses reflecting his areas of research specialisation in Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics and Canadian Studies. He is currently Chair of the Board of Applied Linguistics, and has previously served as Chair of the Board of Language & Cultural Studies.
He has held various positions within a number of (inter)national associations. He is currently Vice-President of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA), and has previously served on the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) [Director-at-Large / Secretary / Treasurer], Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland (ACSI) [President, Secretary], and Irish Association of Applied Linguistics (IRAAL). He is founding co-convenor of the AILA Research network on 'Study Abroad and Language Learning'. He has organised a number of international conferences, including the Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA 19), and a Language Learning Roundtable. A former recipient of the Prix du Québec, he has previously received two Government of Ireland Research Awards from the IRCHSS, and a 'New Foundations' award from the Irish Research Council. He has also held two Canadian Government Faculty Awards in Canadian Studies.
Plenary Speaker: Professor Fred Dervin.
Title: Is intercultural competence in study abroad an actual true myth?
Fred Dervin is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki (Finland). Dervin also holds several professorships in Canada, Luxembourg and Malaysia. In May 2014 he was appointed Distinguished Professor at Baoji University of Arts and Sciences (China). Dervin has been visiting professor in Australia, Canada, China, Estonia, France, Hong Kong, and Portugal.
Prof. Dervin specializes in intercultural education, the sociology of multiculturalism and student and academic mobility. He defines his work as transdisciplinary, critical and reflexive. Inspired by E. Said (1993), he believes that “(…) giving up to specialization is, I have always felt, laziness, so you end up doing what others tell you, because that is your speciality after all.” His current definition of his approach to the ‘intercultural’ reads as follows: it is about giving the power to the powerless – ourselves included – to become aware of, recognize, push through and present/defend one’s diverse diversities, and those of our interlocutors”.
Dervin has widely published in international journals on identity, the ‘intercultural’ and mobility/migration in English, Finnish and French. He has published over 20 books: Politics of Interculturality (co-edited with Anne Lavanchy and Anahy Gajardo, Newcastle: CSP, 2011), Impostures Interculturelles (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2012) and Linguistics for Intercultural Education (co-edited with Tony Liddicoat, New York: Benjamins, 2013). His website: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/dervin
Practice focussed panel discussion: including representatives from Leargas and Higher Education Authority. Speakers tbc
The Conference dinner will be held in the UCC Glucksman Gallery.
The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is a cultural and educational institution that promotes the research, creation and exploration of the visual arts. Located at the main entrance to University College Cork on Western Road, the Glucksman is an award-winning building that includes display spaces, lecture facilities, a riverside restaurant and gallery shop. For more information click here: http://www.glucksman.org/visit.html
The dinner will be held in the Gallery's restaurant Fresco, which will provide delicious buffet dining in a picturesque setting.
The gallery restaurant brings you tasty dishes created freshly every day using quality and local ingredients. With floor to ceiling glass windows looking out to the picturesque UCC lower grounds, Fresco is a beautiful setting for you to enjoy something to eat.
You can also visit the Glucksman's current exhibition: http://www.glucksman.org/exhibitions.html or wander around UCC's beautiful campus and view the UCC Art Collection: http://www.glucksman.org/collections.html