10 February 2022

Luxembourg Studies Colloquium 2022

This year's Luxembourg Studies Colloquium will take place in hybrid format on Friday, 13 May 2022

Luxembourg Studies Colloquium 2022 Poster

We are pleased to announce that the annual Luxembourg Studies Colloquium will take place in hybrid format on Friday, 13 May 2022 under the theme of Luxembourg at the crossroads: New directions, shifting perspectives. The programme will showcase research by undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Universities of Sheffield and Luxembourg.

The event will close with Professor Horner's inaugural lecture entitled 'Looking through the prism: small languages, small states and the importance of journeying off the beaten path'.

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Luxembourg Studies Colloquium

Luxembourg at the crossroads: New directions, shifting perspectives 

Friday, 13 May 2022

Hybrid format: ICOSS Conference Room and Blackboard Collaborate

#luxcolloq2022

(Timings in BST)

11.00 - 12.00

Registration, informal gathering, light refreshments

12.00 - 12.15

Words of Welcome 

Professor Susan Fitzmaurice, Vice President and Head of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Professor Kristine Horner, Director of the Centre for Luxembourg Studies 

12.15 - 12.30 Opening of Colloquium

HE Mr Jean Olinger, Luxembourg Ambassador to the Court of St James’s

HMA Ms Fleur Thomas, British Ambassador to Luxembourg

12.30 - 13.30

Expressions of national and regional identity

(ICOSS Room Chair: Sian Dolan/Virtual Chair: Dr Sarah Muller)


Keiran Wragg

The role of myths in the construction of Luxembourgish national identity

Charlotte Minor and Hanna Aalen

Debating the promotion of the Luxembourgish language

Barnaby Larter

Exploring the industrial identity of the Minette through the lens of the music sub-genre “Minetter Metal”

13.30 - 14.30

Mobilities, (in)equalities and social change 

ICOSS  Room Chair: Rowan Evenden/Virtual Chair: Rebecca Tomlinson)

Warren Valdez

Transformations in the transportation infrastructure system in Luxembourg

Charlotte Armett, Emma Halliburton and Alice Willett

An exploration of migration to and from Luxembourg

Sophie Duncan and Catherine Ball

Access to education, linguistic background and language policies in Luxembourg

14.30 - 15.00

Coffee/tea break

15.00 - 16.00

Luxembourgish in the context of continuity and change 

(ICOSS Room Chair: Jonny Shipton/Virtual Chair: Leo Harrison)

Gabriel Rivera Cosme (University of Luxembourg)

Language-in-education policy in Luxembourg: Ideology in design and implementation

Cian Hurley (University of Sheffield)

Linguistic landscapes in Kirchberg

16.00 - 17.00

Inaugural Lecture 

(ICOSS Room Chair: Dr Sarah Muller/Virtual Chair: Cian Hurley)

Professor Kristine Horner (University of Sheffield)

Looking through the prism: small languages, small states and the importance of journeying off the beaten path

17.00

Closing of Colloquium

Professor Neil Bermel, Interim Head of the School of Languages and Cultures

17.15 - 18.30

Reception (Jessop West Foyer)

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