Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council ('Towards a History of Modern Foreign Language Teaching and Learning (MFLTL)' Research Network Grant (15 July 2012 - 14 July 2014; AH/J012475/1 / RGS105262; Dr Nicola McLelland (Nottingham) and Dr Richard Smith (Warwick))
July 2014 Conference: 'Connecting Cultures?: An International Conference on the History of Teaching and Learning Second/Foreign Languages, 1500-2000
(2-5 July 2014, University of Nottingham)
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (Research Network project (2012-14) 'Towards a History of Modern Foreign Language Teaching and Learning') and supported by the Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas, SIHFLES (Societé internationale pour l'histoire du français langue étrangère ou seconde), APHELLE (Associação Portuguesa para a História do Ensino das Línguas e Literaturas Estrangeiras), CIRSIL (Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca sulla Storia degli Insegnamenti Linguistici), PHG (Peeter Heynsgenootschap) and SEHEL (Sociedad Española para la Historia de las Enseñanzas Linguísticas)
This conference was the first in the United Kingdom dedicated to the history of modern language teaching and learning. Over sixty papers were presented by speakers from Asia, Australasia, Western and Eastern Europe, and the UK. Participants included teacher educators, students teachers and practising teachers, as well as historians and linguists. Selected papers from the conference will be published in due course, subject to peer review.
The keynote speakers were Michael Byram (Professor Emeritus, University of Durham), Giovanni Iamartino (Professor, University of Milan), Friederike Klippel (Professor, Ludiwig-Maximilians-University of Munich) and Marcus Reinfried (Professor, University of Jena).
For group photos of (some of the ) delegates, click here.
Click here for the final programme
Click here for the booklet of abstracts (plenary papers followed by all other abstracts in alphabetical order)
Papers from the conference were edited in three volumes:
McLelland, N. & Smith, R. (Eds.) (2018). The history of language learning and teaching, 3 volumes. Oxford: Legenda (Modern Humanities Research Association). Introduction: http://www.mhra.org.uk/pdf/HoLLT-Introduction.pdf