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December 2016

Anton Ginzburg. Blue Flame: Constructions and Initiatives

December 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - February 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Art Exhibit at Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Anton Ginzburg “employs Esperanto – a language devised as an international medium of communication – to guide the viewer through each chapter of this “fictionalized non-fiction.” Exhibit Open: December 3, 2016 – February 5, 2017. Opening Reception: Saturday, December 3.  For more information: here

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Soros Series: Tivadar Soros and the International Language Esperanto

December 16, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016 United States
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INTRODUCTION: Tivadar Soros: Writer, Survivor, Internationalist, by Humphrey Tonkin As an officer in the Austro-Hungarian army, Tivadar Soros spent most of World War I in prison camp in Siberia. As a Hungarian Jew he spent World War II working to assure the survival of his family. He wrote about these experiences in his two autobiographical works. Along the way he learned Esperanto (and wrote in that language) and imbued in his two sons, Paul and George Soros, an enduring and immensely…

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January 2017

Course at UC Santa Cruz, Linguistics Department: Invented Languages, from Elvish to Esperanto

January 2 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm

More information: here | Pli da informoj ĉi tie

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February 2017

Soros Series: The Einstein Language: Finding and Losing Gloro

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Speaker: Michael Gordin Max Talmey was one of the most persistent artificers of "model languages" in the early twentieth century, fashioning his final creation, "Gloro", in part to enable better comprehension of Albert Einstein's physics. The linkages between Einstein and Talmey illuminate surprising aspects of the revolutions in physics and interlinguistics. Michael D. Gordin is Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Princeton University, where he specializes in the history of modern science. He has published extensively on the…

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March 2017

Soros Series: Conversations in the Socialist Future: Esperantist Delegations to the Early Soviet Union

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Speaker: Brigid O’Keeffe In the 1920s, the Soviet Union welcomed foreign Esperantists to visit the socialist future-in-the-making. As grateful tourists, these guests were expected to spread the good word about Soviet socialism in Esperanto and their national languages. This lecture explores the triumphs and disappointments of this Soviet experiment in Esperantist citizen diplomacy. Brigid O'Keeffe is an associate professor of history at Brooklyn College (CUNY) and the author of New Soviet Gypsies: Nationality, Performance, and Selfhood in the Early Soviet Union. She…

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Bridge of Words: Esperanto and the Dream of a Universal Language

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

With Esther Schor, professor of English at Princeton University, and Sam Green, documentary filmmaker and director of “The Universal Language.” Mid-Manhattan Library, NYC. For more information: here

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April 2017

Speciala elfaro de Esperanto-simfonio in Bialystok, Pollando

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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May 2017

UN Series: Language, the Sustainable Development Goals, and Vulnerable Populations

May 11 @ 8:00 am - May 12 @ 5:00 pm
Church Center – NY, 777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10032 United States
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An oft-repeated aim of the Sustainable Development Goals is that they should “leave no one behind” and should concentrate on the most vulnerable populations. They should also encourage two-way communication, not just top-down solutions. But has anyone thought about the role of language in this process? Not enough people, according to the Study Group on Language and the United Nations, whose annual symposium for 2017 will address “Language, the SDGs, and Vulnerable Populations.”  The two-day symposium will take place on…

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July 2017

Nitobe Symposium 1 (Prague, Czech Republic): Towards linguistic democracy

July 20 @ 8:00 am - July 22 @ 5:00 pm

Representatives: UN, UNESCO, EU, NGO:s Acts of Symposium published by the World Esperanto Association: Al lingva demokratio / Towards Linguistic Democracy / Vers la démocratie linguistique

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Summer School on Linguistic Policy, Linguistic Planning and Evaluation (LPLPE17)

July 31 @ 8:00 am - August 4 @ 5:00 pm
University of Costa Rica, San José, Puerto Rico + Google Map

The Institute of Linguistic Research (INIL) of the University of Costa Rica, in collaboration with the Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF) (http://www.esperantic.org/en/home/), invites you to the Summer School on Linguistic Policy, Linguistic Planning and Evaluation (PLPLE), which aims to open an international space for discussion on Linguistic Policy and Linguistic Planning.  The Summer School will consist of the description and analysis of the fundamental concepts of Linguistic Policy, Linguistic Planning and Linguistic Policy Evaluation, as well as its objectives and methods.…

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