The event grew from previous collaboration between academics at CeSLiC (Centre for Linguistic and Cultural Studies) at the Department of Modern Languages of the University of Bologna (LILEC) and at the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow. On the back of this collaboration, a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions was signed in September 2019 in order to further collaborative research.

The current symposium, taking place on 6-7 May 2021 on Microsoft Teams, represents the first concrete outcome of this agreement, but also serves to enhance the collaborative ethos of the agreement and to create broader inter-institutional ties through the inclusion of the Babylon Centre for the Study of Superdiversity at the University of Tilburg and the Language and Society Cluster in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures in Glasgow.

Each of the four institutions has an active research culture in the sociolinguistics of diversity and inclusion and this symposium offers the chance for postgraduate students at each to share their knowledge and to learn from and mutually support each other in what we hope will be an ongoing process of diversity and inclusion in itself.

The event will feature contributions from PhD students, at any stage of their research, about any topics related to inclusion, extension and identification, broadly understood, with a focus on languages and cultures.

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