FEL will be holding its 24th annual conference online from 23rd to 25th September 2020, hosted by University College London. The theme this year is “Teaching and Learning Resources for Endangered Languages”. Registration for the conference is free and now open via this link. Please register before 19th September. The programme will be available in the next couple of weeks, and a link will be posted on this blog when it is ready. Note that the programme will include a concert of Yiddish music with Polina Skovoroda-Shepherd, a globally renowned performer, composer, choir leader and cultural activist. Polina was born in Siberia and grew up in a home where songs were often sung at the family table. When she was a young child, her family moved to Tatarstan, where she found herself drawn to the specific Islamic ornamentation and timbre of the area. She brings the songs of the Steppes and the Shtetl bang up to date with passion and haunting soul.
FEL wishes to thank the local organisers Dr Lily Kahn and Dr Riitta-Liisa Valijärvi. If you have any questions about the conference please email them at email@example.com.