Here is an update about forthcoming HoLLT.net activities for network members and others interested . Please send the link to this post to others you think might be interested in joining HoLLT.net (anyone with a research interest in the history of language learning and teaching can do so for free, via our website: https://www.hollt.net/join).
HoLLT.net symposium on Women in the History of Language Learning and Teaching, 20 August 2021
Our symposium will focus on the often neglected role of women in the history of language teaching as learners, teachers, methodologists, and so on. The symposium will include the following papers
- Sabine Doff (University of Bremen) Teaching Living Languages as Political Statement: Female Teachers in 19th Century Germany
- Raf Van Rooy (KU Leuven) A female student of Greek in the Renaissance: The case of Ippolita Sforza
- Ariane Ruyffelaert (Granada) The role of women in the reflection on French grammar and the teaching of the French language
- Rachel Allan (Mid Sweden University) English for Foreigners: A study of female-authored textbooks for immigrants in early twentieth century America
- Irmina Kotlarska (University of Zielona Góra) Women’s Role in Promoting English Culture through English-language Education in Poland (the First Half of the 20th Century)
- Polina Shvanyukova (University of Udine) First women authors of English language teaching materials in Italy
- Susana Fontes & Sónia Coelho (University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro) A gramática das criancinhas: an innovative project of the educator Virginia Gersão
- Maria Grazia Giulia Chiappori (Sapienza University of Rome) Gemma Harasim Intellectual and Teacher
- Layenne De Oliveira (Federal University of Minas Gerais) Race and English teaching: discussing narratives of black female teachers in the Brazilian context
There will also be a short business meeting for Research Network members. All members, whether attending the AILA Congress or not, are invited to send ideas, comments and matters for possible discussion to either Giovanni Iamartino or Richard Smith (HoLLTnet co-convenors) in advance of the meeting (email addresses below).
Other forthcoming HoLLT-net-supported events
* Histoire des idées didactologiques en didactique des langues: 1945-2015 / History of Language Teaching Research and Theorization: 1945-2015. Joint conference of APHELLE, CIRSIL, SEHL and SIHFLES, supported by HoLLT.net. Tours (France), 9-11 juin / 9-11 June 2021. Further information and registration
* HoLLT.net-supported book launch for The History of Grammar in Foreign Language Teaching (ed. Simon Coffey), hosted by Amsterdam University Press, 2 July 2021. Further information
·* HoLLT.net Online Colloquium on Women in the History of Language Learning and Teaching - beyond AILA, Friday 17 September 2021. Call for papers (open until 1 July 2021). There will be another short business meeting of the Research Network during this free-to-access event.
Please continue to send details of your recent publications in the field of HoLLT to the mailing list via HOLLT-NET@jiscmail.ac.uk.
Details of publications to date are here: https://www.hollt.net/publications.html
HoLLT.net will continue to bring together and network researchers worldwide in a continuously consolidating field. A major focus in the coming years will be to further develop collective publication opportunities, for example in the form of edited thematic volumes. A long-term goal is the establishment of a journal for the history of (foreign) language learning and teaching.
Ongoing research and opportunities for collaboration
Members of the HoLLT network are engaging in various projects, including an overall initiative to explore the role of women in the history of language learning and teaching and an incipient international project to investigate the history of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages through oral history accounts.
Those interested in becoming involved or in publicizing further projects, opportunities or events should contact either one of the convenors in the first instance. Researchers willing to use social media may be interested in joining our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/hollt/), while all are invited to join our email list, via https://www.hollt.net/join.html
The HoLLTnet committee currently comprises the two co-convenors Giovanni Iamartino (Milan) and Richard Smith (Warwick), together with Sabine Doff (Bremen), Tim Giesler (Bremen), Rachel Mairs (Reading) and Karène Summerer-Sanchez (Leiden)
The convenors can be contacted via the email addresses below:
Giovanni Iamartino (Milan): firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Smith (Warwick): email@example.com