2018-10-24 Enghum workshop and final event.
We invite you to take part in the last digital humanities workshop and final event of the ENGHUM Project. It will be held on the 15th and 16th of November at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” of the University of Warsaw, 72 Dobra Street (conference room). We especially encourage you to see "Ymertihła", a play performed in Wymysiöeryś by the "Ufa fisa" theater group form Wilamowice.

See the attached programme.









2018-10-17 Special lecture by prof. Michel Launey
titled "A monolingual state facing up a multicultural and multilingual reality: the challenges of the French educative system in French Guiana" will take place on November 7, 5 PM. Center for Research and Practice in Cultural Continuity, Faculty of "Artes Luberales", University of Warsaw, Dobra 72, Warsaw; room 9.

The abstract is available here. 


Photo of a school in the Upper Maroni area in French Guiana,  fot. M. Launey



                    prof. Michel Launey


2018-10-15 A list of winners and finalists - a photography and film contest.
We would like to thank all participants for their interesting works. We present a list of winners and finalists in each category.

Here you can find it. 

2018-10-05 Public lecture in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico.
Public lecture by dr hab. Justyna Olko and dr John Sullivan „Investigación patripativa, empoderamiento y nuevos espacios: nuestro trabajo colaborativo para la revitalización del náhuatl” in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico will take place on October 17th.

2018-10-05 Enghum workshop in Mexico.
Workshop for local community in Chicontepec Veracruz organized by Eduardo de la Cruz will take place on October 15th. It will be addressed especially for children. Books from series Totlahtol produced by Center for Research and Practice in Cultural Continuity will be distributed to participants.

2018-09-17 Sámi University of Applied Sciences.
From 10 to 14 September 2018 members of the ENGHUM team visited Sami allaskuvla (Sámi University of Applied Sciences) located in Kautokeino in Norway. They had an opportunity to learn methods of protection of Sámi culture and language. They were acquainted with the Norwegian politics concerning ethnic minorities as well as NGOs working in this field.





2018-08-21 Photography and film contest: My language. My culture.
We invite you to take part in our contest. Works should represent minority languages or non-standard linguistic varieties and their culture. They can be made using any technique. Deadline: October 1, 2018.

More informations here.


2018-07-30 We announce the participatory historical workshop for the speakers of Nahuatl:
reading Nahuatl documents of our ancestors (the sixteenth through the eighteenth century) - Tototatahhuan inintlahtol: Nahuatlapohualiztequitl (XVI - XVIII hueixihuicahuitl). The workshop will take place in the Archivo General de la Nación in Mexico City on October 8 and 9, 2018. It will be conducted entirely in modern Nahuatl and will focus on the palaeography, reading, interpretation and discussion of colonial documents written by the Nahua people.

It will be accompanied by the presentation of the publications of the Nahuatl-language Totlahtol Series, published by the Faculty of „Arts Liberals” of the University of Warsaw and the Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnólogica de Zacatecas.





2018-07-16 The movie about ENGHUM Field School in San Miguel Xaltipan.
We proudly present the movie "Amo miquiz totlahtol" (Our language will not die.).

The film was made during the ENGHUM Field School in the Nahua communities of San Miguel Xaltipan, San Francisco Tetlanohcan, San Pedro Tlalcuapan and San Miguel Tenango, in the Mexican states of Tlaxcala and Puebla. The Field School was a collaborative meeting of native speakers of different variants of Nahuatl, speakers of other indigenous tongues of Mexico including Yucatec Maya, Ayuuc and Mixtec, and speakers of minority languages in Europe, as well as scholars, students and language activists from Catalonia, El Salvador, Italy, Mexico, Poland, the United States and the United Kingdom. It's broad focus included participatory research, capacity-building in language revitalisation, training in ethnolinguistic fieldwork, documentation of the linguistic-cultural heritage of participating Indigenous communities and the presention and discussion of research in Nahuatl. Participants worked to raise the prestige and visibility of Indigenous languages, to foster communication between speakers of different variants of Nahuatl and speakers of different endangered languages, and to create practical materials for the teaching of Nahuatl.




2018-06-14 Visiting Isle of Man.
A group from Enghum Project are currently visiting the Isle of Man to learn more about the plight of Manx lnguage in recent years and how its success story has been achieved.

More about Manx can be found on this website:  

We present video made by the Isle of Man TV, which talks more about this event:




2018-05-15 Lecture by Willem Adelaar
titled "Traces of pre-Hispanic contact between Mexico and the Andes. A multi-disciplinary view" will take place on May 23, 5 PM. Center for Research and Practice in Cultural Continuity, Faculty of "Artes Luberales", University of Warsaw, Dobra 72, Warsaw; room 9.



2018-05-13 Digital humanities workshop 07-08.06.2018.
The next ENGHUM workshop will take place on June 7 and 8, 2018. It will consist of a practical introduction to the subject of digital humanities and their role in revitalization.

The workshop will be lead by Eddie Avila, the current Director of Rising Voices ( It  will include an overview of case studies from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania as well as a view towards how creating Wikipedia projects in various languages can be of use for indigenous communities. The final session will deal with the strategies of finding allies in the networked digital space.
Workshops will be held at the Faculty of „Artes Liberales” of the University of Warsaw, 72 Dobra Street, Warsaw (conference room).
The programme is available here.
If you would like to participate in the workshop please compete the enrollment form until May 24, 2018.

2018-04-05 Workshop: Ethnolinguistic Vitality: Origins, Meta-analyses & Future directions
The next ENGHUM project workshop will take place on April 11th through April 13th in Dobra 72, Warsaw. It will focus on the notion of Ethnolinguistic Vitality first proposed by Giles, Bourhis & Taylor (1977, “Towards a theory of language in ethnic group relations. In Howard Giles, ed., ‘Language, ethnicity and intergroup relations’, p. 307-48. London: Academic Press).

After introducing and charting the development of the concept, the workshop will explore the utility of the discussed notion for the “Language as a Cure” project on the second day. On the third day, the focus will shift to the connection between trauma and language loss as well as healing through revitalisation, based on the cases of the Nawat (Pipil) language from El Salvador as well as Nahuatl from Guerrero (Mexico).
The programme is available here.

2018-03-03 The issue of Wymysiöeryś language in the parliament of Poland.
On Thursday, March 1, 2018, the Committee for the National and Ethnic Minorities of the Polish Sejm decided to proceed the proposed amendment to the Act on National and Ethnic Minorities and Regional Language. According to the amendment Wymysiöeryś—the language of Wilamowice—would be officially recognized as a regional one. At the moment, such a status is enjoyed only by Kashubian.
2018-02-06 Müterśpröhtag in Wilamowice, 23-24 of February.
We are happy to invite you to celebrate the Mother Tongue Day in Wilamowice on 23-24 February 2018. The EngHum with the "Wilamowianie" Association prepared a interesting programme including lectures, workshops, debates, concerts and a theatre play “Ymertihła” performed in Wymysiöeryś.

HERE you can find the programme of this two-day event in Polish.





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