Transnationalizing Modern Languages: Mobility, Identity and Translation in Modern Italian Cultures

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: School of Modern Languages

Abstract

Italy offers an exceptional example for the study of translating cultures. In the 150 year history of the country as a nation state, communities identified as Italian have formed all over the world, while in the last 30 years Italy has also become a destination country for migrants from a variety of national, religious and ethnic backgrounds. All these communities have shaped the way in which 'Italianness' is understood within the nation and beyond its confines, while contributing to the formation of local identities in linguistic and cultural contexts markedly different from Italy.

The project will examine the forms of mobility that have defined the development of modern Italian culture and its interactions with other cultures across the globe. It will concentrate on a series of exemplary cases, representative of the geographic, historical and linguistic map of Italian mobility. It will look at the Italian communities established in the UK, the US, Australia, South America; at colonial settlement in Africa; and at the migrant communities in contemporary Italy.

Focussing on the cultural associations that each community has formed, the project will examine the wealth of publications and materials - journals, literature, life stories, photographs, collections of memorabilia, and other forms of representation - that are associated with these organizations. It will investigate the processes of translation that are evident at every level of the communities in question and that characterize all the textual/ visual material associated with them. It will analyse the significance of the choice of writing in the language of the host community or in that of the country of origin; the hybridization of linguistic codes. It will focus on the circulation of texts and materials within the communities themselves and beyond, examining the impact they have on notions of national identity.

At the same time as the project develops insights into transnational Italian cultures, it will produce a new framework for the discipline of Modern Languages as a whole, one which sees the study of the interaction of cultures as its most essential characteristic. The project will bring together researchers from the different subject areas of Modern Languages and show the importance of the connection with research in other arts and social science disciplines. In order to achieve this aim, the project will produce a major work of scholarship on the theory and practice of cultural translation, a reader on culture and translation for students of Modern Languages and a website which functions as a hub for related work on this theme. It will also serve to enhance public understanding of Modern Languages by fostering public debate between discipline specialists and policy makers.

The research outputs are intended to produce new frameworks to address contemporary concerns regarding linguistic/ geographical/ cultural mobility, they will serve an important pedagogical function, and will be of clear benefit to the wider community. They consist of five edited volumes, explicitly intended to further new methods of studying national languages and cultures and their inter-relation; three workshops; two international conferences and an exhibition to be staged at a variety of international locations; the website will provide an interactive context for the above publications and activities. The highly inter-disciplinary nature of the PhD and post-doctoral projects are intended to prepare a new generation of researchers in advancing skills of inter-cultural and inter-lingual awareness. The inter-disciplinary nature of the project, its addressing of new resources and its establishment of new research frameworks which locate translation and mobility at the centre of the study of contemporary cultures. The dissemination of the outputs is designed to take place at every level of secondary and higher education and to have clear public policy implications.

Planned Impact

Transnational Italies has two broad aims: to write an alternative history of Italy since Unification, and reposition Modern Languages within the Academy. The concept and practice of cultural translation as we define it will have enormous global cultural and social impact, and make an exemplary contribution to a discipline in crisis.
Primary Beneficiaries
1. Members of the Italian community associations we work with include: St Peter's Italian Church (London), CO.AS.IT (Melbourne), Archivio memorie migranti (Rome), Patronato ACLI Brasile (Sao Paolo), Club Juventus (Addis Abeba)

We have identified less formal networks in Scotland and Argentina. We will use the existing networks of bodies such as the Italian Cultural Institute (London) and the Calandra Institute (New York) to engage with Italian communities in these locations.

Association members will provide primary material for the bilingual output: Italy Elsewhere, and for the exhibition series. Their active collaboration in producing outputs will generate reflection on family and community histories of change and continuity. Attendance at memory/art workshops, or theatre events with people outside the Italian community will lead to a contextualisation of processes of cultural exchange. Through the public validation of their contribution to the construction of a vernacular Italian national culture. Through Facebook and Twitter, their local experience will be placed in a global perspective.

2. Members of the communities in which the associations are located

The Project extends beyond the Italian heritage community to involve the general public in questions of translation and cultural diversity. Other linguistic communities will be addressed as active participants in events. The writing workshops facilitated by Shirin Ramzanali Fazel will be directed to any non-native speaker of English interested in creative writing. Art workshops will explore issues of translation through the creative adaptation of artistic techniques from different cultures. The photographic recall workshops explore photography as a way of creating cultural narratives. Theatre events in the UK as well as in Melbourne will be open public events.

3. Secondary School pupils

Transnational Italies will revise the place and function of Modern Languages in schools. The integration of 'Translating Cultures' activities into the Scottish S1-S3 curriculum will be assessed through written and verbal feedback from students and teachers. Samples of work will be collated and regarded as qualitative feedback. The experience at Drummond will result in the production in App integrating translation across the Humanities curriculum. The App will allow the project to feed into the English school curriculum, facilitated by school liaison contacts at Warwick and Bristol.


4. Public bodies

Transnational Italies stresses the importance of cultural translation in policy making and the delivery of public services. For many government bodies and NGOs translation is essential. We will involve agencies such as the Refugee Council to examine how such bodies understand and use translation. An NGO representative will join the Advisory Board. We will produce a series of information documents on aspects of 'Cultural translation in public practice' for distribution to public bodies.

Summary of Impact:
a. Recognize the complex and strategic role of translation in everyday cultural encounters
b. Enhance understandings of the value of translation in its multiple forms as a means of maintaining and inventing cultural tradition and identity
c. Validate a bicultural experience and history
d. Foster an understanding of cultural production as a key site of identity creation and change
e. Facilitate a creative engagement with diverse cultural traditions
f. Further social cohesion in a multilingual context
g. Inform the policy of public bodies in relation to translation and cultural identity
 
Title Adult Learners Drummond School 
Description Adult Learners: a workshop took place over five mornings with the aim of combining 4 disciplines - language, bookbinding, embroidery, and printmaking. Participants from a wide range of cultural backgrounds produced multimedia books exploring their individual histories using the different media to explore. Adult Learners - series of hand-made Translating Culture books. To be displayed at project pedagogy workshop in June 2015. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact See Above: development of project theme within the adult learning experience. 
 
Title BIM Microfestival of pedagogy for young learners, Cesena, November 2015 
Description Exhibition of the artwork of pupils Drummond Community High School e Castlebrae High School (from 12 to 18), in collaboration with TML on the themes of migration, translation and cultural identity. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The exhibition made the work of the project visible to school teachers and the general public at the festival on pedagogy for young learners. It has led to invitations for further participation in the work of the work of the group on pedagogy for young learners. 
URL http://www.katriem.it/bim-microfestival/mostre-e-installazioni-2
 
Title Exhibition National records of Scotland 
Description Carlo Pirozzi (St Andrews) co-coordinated an exhibition at the National Records of Scotland. There were 2,495 visitors over the 38 days of opening. His map project developed for the exhibition is online at websites of National Records of Scotland, National Library of Scotland and the TML website. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact In three months from 1 Dec 2015 to 1 March 2016, there were 5,310 page views, with an average time spent viewing of 5 minutes, 36 seconds. The goal was to involve Scots-Italian community, introduce the TML project and develop connections for future collaborations. 
URL http://maps.nls.uk/projects/italians/index.html
 
Title Family trees and textile design 
Description Autumn 2014: art project at Drummond Community School on traditions of textile design in Scotland. Pupils researched their family trees and designed fabrics based on their own genealogies. This work is in progress and selected designs will be translated into prints using a variety of techniques. Pupils will work with professional printmakers and work towards an exhibition in spring 2015 (see below). Another group of pupils will produce a page for the project's Media Collection. Two sets of prints - Spring 2014. 8 prints (Paolozzi) Spring 2015. 11 prints (fabric design and family history) 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The preparation of the artwork embeds themes of the project into the learning experience of students at Drummond Community College. 
 
Title Pop Paolozzi 
Description Spring 2014: art project based on work of Italian Scots artist Eduardo Paolozzi whose multilingual childhood led to a fascination with the creative possibilities of translation across different media. S1 pupils researched Paolozzi and produced prints inspired by his work. The most successful prints were produced professionally in collaboration with local employers SNIPEF (http://www.snipef.org/) and Edinburgh Printmakers (http://www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/). Pop Paolozzi! - exhibition held at St Andrews University May 2014. The exhibition was curated by year 2 students of Italian supported by a University curriculum enhancement award. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The impact is primarily the engagement of students in the themes of the project and the embedding of the project within their learning experience and the production of an artistic exhibition. 
 
Title Print Generation, Byre Theatre St Andrews, May 11-24 2015 
Description Exhibition of prints by S3 pupils at Drummond CHS based on textile designs from their families' countries of origin. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Part of the work of the project with community schools in Edinburgh. Selection of students' comments: 'you could express yourself and show your nationality in your own way and how you think of the nationality you are from' 'I really enjoyed making the patterns and learned more about Poland and its patterns' 'Found out that my dad was German. My uncle and granddad are the only ones in my family that aren't German (apart from me) 
URL http://www.transnationalmodernlanguages.ac.uk/2015/11/20/print-generation-st-andrews-byre-theatre-le...
 
Description The project (TML) has now been running for two years and it has certainly met and exceeded its objectives for this stage. The first objective of TML is to explore ways in which we can study Italian culture not simply as a phenomenon linked geographically to the idea of the nation state but as a global phenomenon that has changed and developed as it has been in constant contact with other cultures across the globe. Researchers are investigating specific moments in the histories of the Italian communities established in the UK, the US, Australia, South America, Africa and of the migrant communities of contemporary Italy. Focusing on the cultural associations that each community has formed, the project team is gathering and analysing a wealth of publications and materials: journals, literature, life stories, photographs, collections of memorabilia and other forms of representation.

All researchers in the project are revealing the complex forms of interaction that have defined global Italian culture over the last 150 years and are developing the methods of study that we need in order to make sense of the way in which people inhabit a transcultural world by looking at the specific nature of a changing sense of belonging to modern Italian culture(s). This research is at the heart of the publications that the project is producing. Researchers have been presenting their work at an extremely wide series of seminars, workshops and other events in the UK, in Italy and throughout the world (see Engagement activities). The level of interest in our approach to the question of the ways in which cultures are translated and how they impact on the daily lives of individuals has been remarkable. The research is revealing the complexity and huge variation of cultural and linguistic practices of different communities.

Using as its primary object of enquiry the 150-year history of Italy as a nation state and its patterns of emigration and immigration, the project is developing a new framework for the discipline of Modern Languages as a whole, one which puts the interaction of languages and cultures at its core. The project is attempting to link the work that it is doing on global Italian cultures with the teaching of issues concerning cultural identity as they are taught in Schools through a pioneering series of collaborations with community schools in Edinburgh. The project is also linking its forms of inquiry with people's wider sense of cultural diversity through a series of workshops in the West Midlands (see Impact narrative).

The individual research projects of the team members on separate but connected articulations of Italian culture are revealing the dense network of ideas of belonging and difference. They have met with a huge amount of interest by members of the communities concerned and by the wider academic and non-specialist community. The work that the project in schools and within the wider community have revealed: the viability of 'translation' as a concept for exploring processes of cultural change and exchange; the value of 'translation' as a medium of self-reflection in artistic practice; the importance of art as a medium for the production of electively hybrid identities and practice; art and creative writing as a medium for exploring the interface local/global contact; the exhibition as a space of expression and cultural critique.

Within the discipline of Modern Languages, the model that TML has developed for the study of the transnational and transcultural that is based on the study of language and multi-lingualism, the concept of spatiality, the notion of temporality, and the performance of subjectivity has been adopted by leading specialists across Modern Languages disciplines and will form the basis of a new series of texts that will provide a new framework for the study of Modern Languages in Higher Education. They represent a set of new tools and approaches to the study of cultural and linguistic practices.
Exploitation Route TML is organizing two major conferences in 2016 as well as two major exhibitions in Rome and London which will disseminate the findings of the project and encourage very extensive participation in its aims and themes. In 2017 there will be further exhibitions in other parts of the world. One of the key aims of TML is to produce innovative models for the way in which we think about culture, belonging and identity in a transnational world. The major events in 2016 will be clear importance in encouraging new ways of thinking about transcultural identity and practice. The publications of TML will develop and disseminate the approaches to cultural identity and translation that lie at the heart of the project.

As indicated above, a key aim of the project is to produce a new framework for the discipline of Modern Languages in Higher Education - a matter of very considerable importance given the declining national provision of the subject at a time of ever accelerating globalization. Working closely with Liverpool University Press, the project is producing a series of texts that will explore key concepts of the transcultural and which will show how its study can be addressed and pursued not only in Italian studies but in French, German, Hispanic, and Portuguese studies. The intention is for this model to be expanded beyond the core disciplines that currently define Modern Languages in Higher Education. We already have interest in the production of a text on transnational Russian studies. The series will have a major impact on the development of Modern Languages in HE.

The work that TML is pioneering in community schools in Edinburgh and through its writing workshops in the West Midlands has been hugely successful. The model that is being developed indicates how skills and knowledge transfer can be accomplished through practices of inter-linguistic transfer. It has already attracted the interest of government agencies in Scotland and Wales and the project will explore how the models with which it is experimenting can be scaled up both laterally and nationally. Members of the team have also engaged with teaching practice in primary, secondary and higher education in Italy.

TML organized a major event at the British Academy on 26 February 2016. The event presented the work that the project is accomplishing within Higher Education, within schools and within the wider community. Its aim was to provide a forum in which to discuss how we can reshape the discipline of Modern Languages for the 21st century. The event was sold out and was distinguished by the quality of the discussion on how Modern Languages can develop in a world that is increasingly defined by mobility, multilingualism, and the pace of globalization. The audience was made up of both specialists and non-specialists and a key topic of conversation concerned how the model of the project is developing can be disseminated as widely as possible.

The event followed on from the three workshops that were organized in 2015 on public policy, pedagogy and methodology. All of which have addressed wide audiences and which have been concerned with key areas of practice.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Security and Diplomacy
URL http://www.transnationalmodernlanguages.ac.uk/
 
Description TML is organizing two major conferences in 2016 as well as two major exhibitions in Rome and London which will disseminate the findings of the project and encourage very extensive participation in its aims and themes. In 2017 there will be further exhibitions in other parts of the world. One of the key aims of TML is to produce innovative models for the way in which we think about culture, belonging and identity in a transnational world. The major events in 2016 will be clear importance in encouraging new ways of thinking about transcultural identity and practice. The publications of TML will develop and disseminate the approaches to cultural identity and translation that lie at the heart of the project. As indicated above, a key aim of the project is to produce a new framework for the discipline of Modern Languages in Higher Education - a matter of very considerable importance given the declining national provision of the subject at a time of ever accelerating globalization. Working closely with Liverpool University Press, the project is producing a series of texts that will explore key concepts of the transcultural and which will show how its study can be addressed and pursued not only in Italian studies but in French, German, Hispanic, and Portuguese studies. The intention is for this model to be expanded beyond the core disciplines that currently define Modern Languages in Higher Education. We already have interest in the production of a text on transnational Russian studies. The series will have a major impact on the development of Modern Languages in HE. The work that TML is pioneering in community schools in Edinburgh and through its writing workshops in the West Midlands has been hugely successful. The model that is being developed indicates how skills and knowledge transfer can be accomplished through practices of inter-linguistic transfer. It has already attracted the interest of government agencies in Scotland and Wales and the project will explore how the models with which it is experimenting can be scaled up both laterally and nationally. Members of the team have also engaged with teaching practice in primary, secondary and higher education in Italy. TML organized a major event at the British Academy on 26 February 2016. The event presented the work that the project is accomplishing within Higher Education, within schools and within the wider community. Its aim was to provide a forum in which to discuss how we can reshape the discipline of Modern Languages for the 21st century. The event was sold out and was distinguished by the quality of the discussion on how Modern Languages can develop in a world that is increasingly defined by mobility, multilingualism, and the pace of globalization. The audience was made up of both specialists and non-specialists and a key topic of conversation concerned how the model of the project is developing can be disseminated as widely as possible. The event followed on from the three workshops that were organized in 2015 on public policy, pedagogy and methodology. All of which have addressed wide audiences and which have been concerned with key areas of practice.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Creative Economy,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services
 
Description AHRC ECR Event University of Warwick
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/News-and-Events/Events/Pages/ECR-and-AHRC-PRC-members-Languages-and-Linguistic...
 
Description Contribution to AHRC OWRI
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The AHRC has written that TML: 'played a significant role in the development of thinking around AHRC's Open World Research Initiative (OWRI). This £10m research initiative is due to make awards staring in 2016, and represents a key investment by AHRC in seeking to sustain the UK's research capabilities in modern languages. The grant, Transnationalising Modern Languages: Mobility, Identity and Translation in Modern Italian Cultures, set out to provide a compelling new picture of how modern languages research is crucial in informing our understanding of key global shifts in world culture, looking beyond traditional notions of national culture / national literature.'
URL http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/current/openworldresearchinitiative/
 
Description Warwick Commission on Cultural Value
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/research/warwickcommission/futureculture/
 
Description Santander Travel Scholarship
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Santander Bank 
Sector Private
Country United States of America
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2016
 
Description St Andrews University Fellowship
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of St Andrews 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2015 
End 08/2017
 
Description Warwick University (Humanities Research Fund)
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Warwick 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2016 
End 04/2016
 
Description Arnhem Wharf primary School 
Organisation Arnhem Wharf Primary School
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Course design and provision of material for Italian classes (after-school, for children Yr. 3- 5) 6th Jan - 23rd March 2016
Collaborator Contribution Georgia Wall (PhD student Warwick) using ideas and material from the project contributed to designing material for teaching in Arnhem Wharf primary school.
Impact The contribution is in the material that was used for the course design and provision of Italian teaching.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Castlebrae Community High School 
Organisation Castlebrae Community High School
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 3 projects are underway exploring issues of linguistic and cultural translation in non-conventional contexts 1. Football: Jacopo Colombini (project PhD student) will compose an autoethnographic blog based on his experience of working in an intercultural frame with the school senior football team. 2. Art: a mural mapping Craigmiller (the estate where the school is located) in the world. The project will be delivered for the Creative Industries National 5 qualification). Pupils will document their research pathway as a contribution to the project website. The project has already attracted the interested of local community groups and may be expanded. 3. An interdisciplinary project on Italy working with a small group of pupils who are being taught outside the normal curriculum as they have particular learning needs. The group is working on the creation of an 'Italian wall' in a designated classroom and are planning a range of other activities including food and a small community based oral history project using mini ipads. They will work towards a contribution to the project website.
Collaborator Contribution See Above
Impact The outputs listed above will work towards a contribution to the project website: http://www.transnationalmodernlanguages.ac.uk/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Drummond Community School 
Organisation Drummond Community High School
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Spring 2014: art project based on work of Italian Scots artist Eduardo Paolozzi whose multilingual childhood led to a fascination with the creative possibilities of translation across different media. S1 pupils researched Paolozzi and produced prints inspired by his work. The most successful prints were produced professionally in collaboration with local employers SNIPEF (http://www.snipef.org/) and Edinburgh Printmakers (http://www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/). Autumn 2014: art project on traditions of textile design in Scotland. Pupils researched their family trees and designed fabrics based on their own genealogies. This work is in progress and selected designs will be translated into prints using a variety of techniques. Pupils will work with professional printmakers and work towards an exhibition in spring 2015 (see below). Another group of pupils will produce a page for the project's Media Collection. Autumn 2014 - Spring 2015: A mixed-age group of pupils has begun to look at use of language skills by local employers. Particular emphasis will be on validation of skills of native speakers. Adult Learners: a workshop took place over five mornings with the aim of combining 4 disciplines - language, bookbinding, embroidery, and printmaking. Participants from a wide range of cultural backgrounds produced multimedia books exploring their individual histories using the different media to explore.
Collaborator Contribution See Above
Impact Pop Paolozzi! - exhibition held at St Andrews University May 2014. The exhibition was curated by year 2 students of Italian supported by a University curriculum enhancement award. Two sets of prints - Spring 2014. 8 prints (Paolozzi) Spring 2015. 11 prints (fabric design and family history) Adult Learners - series of hand-made Translating Culture books. To be displayed at project pedagogy workshop in June 2015
Start Year 2014
 
Description Edinburgh College of Art 
Organisation Edinburgh College of Art (ECA)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution An aspect of the work of Carlo Pirozzi on 'Transnational identity' was selected by the Graphic Design and Illustration Department of Edinburgh College of Art. The project involved 20 Masters international students. The outcome was small publication of artwork and a one-day event ECA Bookmarks on 24th March 2016. This event focused on academic study, exploring how artists' books are used, promoted and created in educational settings in collaboration with other institutions in Scotland.
Collaborator Contribution The Edinburgh College of Art has facilitated the work of Carlo Pirozzi for the project.
Impact The outcome was small publication of artwork and a one-day event ECA Bookmarks on 24th March 2016. This event focused on academic study, exploring how artists' books are used, promoted and created in educational settings in collaboration with other institutions in Scotland. In recent years there has been a significant increase in uptake of the Masters program in Illustration and Graphic Design at ECA. We have always had an international group, however the differences (and similarities) have been made more apparent by the rise in numbers. We think this is good, and interesting for student projects of course, in the way it foregrounds current socio-political situations, but can also give them an intense experience in dealing with such matters in a protective and productive environment. This project 'Transnational Identity' is a timely opportunity for students to develop their personal ideas in relation to the diverse flavour of the Masters group and also in response to international concerns.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ICLA 
Organisation International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA)
Country United States of America 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution In March 2014 Loredana Polezzi was invited to become a member of the International Comparative Literature Association committee on translation (chaired by Prof. S. Berman, Princeton).
Collaborator Contribution This provides the opportunity to further disseminate the results of the project and develop links with a range of practitioners on cultural and literary translation.
Impact This collaboration will ensure the presence of the project in the activities of the ICLA.
Start Year 2014
 
Description IHS/Co.As.It 
Organisation Italian Historical Society
Country Italy, Italian Republic 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Paolo Baracchi (Italian Historical Society/Co.As.It) and Rita Wilson (Monash): application submitted Nov 2014 to the Local History Grants Program (Public Record Office of Victoria) to develop an online interactive multimedia resource for the IHS oral history database (a collection of approximately 300 interviews conducted among Italians in Australia during the 1980s and 1990s)
Collaborator Contribution See Above
Impact If successful, the application will develop an online interactive multimedia resource for the Italian Historical Society oral history database
Start Year 2014
 
Description Monash-Warwick 
Organisation Monash University
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We now have a Monash-Warwick Virtual Research Network (VRN) on Migration, Mobility, Translation, and Identity which is directed by Polezzi and Rita Wilson.
Collaborator Contribution The partnership facilitates movement of researchers between Warwick and Monash
Impact The partnership will promote the interest in translation of the two centres.
Start Year 2014
 
Description National records of Scotland 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Department National Records of Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Carlo Pirozzi (St Andrews) initiated several collaborations, most with Scottish institutions such as the National Records of Scotland, National Library of Scotland, Scottish Book Trust, Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art. He co-coordinated an exhibition at the National Records of Scotland. There were 2,495 visitors over the 38 days of opening. His map project developed for the exhibition is online at websites of National Records of Scotland, National Library of Scotland and the TML website. In three months from 1 Dec 2015 to 1 March 2016, there were 5,310 page views, with an average time spent viewing of 5 minutes, 36 seconds. The goal was to involve Scots-Italian community, introduce the TML project and develop connections for future collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution The institutions named above have facilitated the exposition of the work of Carlo Pirozzi on Italian communities in Scotland.
Impact He co-coordinated an exhibition at the National Records of Scotland. There were 2,495 visitors over the 38 days of opening. His map project developed for the exhibition is online at websites of National Records of Scotland, National Library of Scotland and the TML website.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Scottish Book Trust Call 
Organisation Scottish Power
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Two calls that Carlo Pirozzi created for writers, related to an aspect of his research for the project were selected by the Scottish Book Trust, a national organisation based in Edinburgh promoting literature, reading and writing in Scotland. The Trust's website promotes reading and writing to 20,000 online visitors a month. The goal is to promote the TML project to as wide an audience as possible.
Collaborator Contribution The Scottish Book trust has faciliated the research of Carlo Pirozzi (St. Andrews) for the project.
Impact The collaboration with Scottish writers is integral to the work of Carlo Pirozzi and will feed directly into his research outputs.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Stills Gallery Edinburgh 
Organisation Stills Gallery
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Director of the gallery Deidre Mckenna has provided help and support in the planning of the project as an in kind contribution.
Collaborator Contribution See Above.
Impact The partnership with the Stills Gallery has been terminated owing to the departure of theDirector.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Study for Cultural Memory 
Organisation Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Barbara Spadaro has been appointed Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory, IMLR, SAS, University of London (November 2014-January 2015, non-stipendiary fellowship).
Collaborator Contribution The position at the IMLR will significantly enhance the research tools that B. Spadaro will be able to deploy in her work on the project.
Impact The position will add to the sophistication and effectiveness of the methodology that B. Spadaro will deploy in the course of the project.
Start Year 2014
 
Title Project website 
Description Project website (interactive) 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The project website is the major outface of the project - now it is set up its impact will develop throughout the course of the project. The website contains a record of the all the events of the project and recordings of the talks and workshops that have been organized by the project team. It contains a section 'Media Gallery' which gives a series of short articles and visual information indicating the nature of the research of the project members, the kinds of methodologies that they are developing and the work that they are doing with Italian communities. It also includes a record of the exhibitions that the team has organized. It has had over 23,000 clicks and is attracting around 500 new visitors each month. 
URL http://www.transnationalmodernlanguages.ac.uk/
 
Description ACLA 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Growing interest in the Us in research relating to the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Annual conference of American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.colorado.edu/aais/
 
Description Art in Translation Workshop June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BIM Microfestival di Cultura Infantile, November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.katriem.it/microfestival
 
Description Being Human Festival, St Andrews, November 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/news/archive/2014/title,251376,en.php
 
Description Conference Society for Italian Studies 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://italianstudies.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/SIS-Biennial-Conference-Programme6.pdf
 
Description Conference presentation (Cagliari, Italy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sissco.it/articoli/colonialismo-e-identita-nazionale-loltremare-tra-fascismo-e-repubblica...
 
Description Conference presentation (St Andrews) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussion concerning content and methodologies of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/school-of-modern-languages/events/InvisibleEmpires_Programme-Jun14...
 
Description Creative writing workshops (West Midlands) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://www.transnationalmodernlanguages.ac.uk/2015/09/07/familiar-strangers-a-poem-by-femi-abidogun/
 
Description Critical Cultural Translation: practice more than theory, June 12 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.transnationalmodernlanguages.ac.uk/files/2015/05/SFCritical-Cultural-Translation-programm...
 
Description Cultural Literacy in Europe (CLE), Birkbeck, April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://cleurope.eu/events/cle-london-2015/london-statement/
 
Description Department of Italian Studies, UCL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/selcs/italian/italian-events/Tondelli
 
Description Event at the British Academy 26 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.transnationalmodernlanguages.ac.uk/2015/12/15/transnationalizing-modern-languages-reshapi...
 
Description IMLR activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The talk was highly successful in raising awareness about the research ambitions of the project among the academic community in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/News-and-Events/Events/Pages/Translating-Cultures-Conference.aspx
 
Description Identities in Motion, Warwick, March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/modernlanguages/people/postgraduate/panzarella/identitiesmotion/
 
Description Incroci di poesia contemporanea literary festival March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Linguistic and Cultural Interchange (policy workshop, Warwick) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.transnationalmodernlanguages.ac.uk/2016/01/26/linguistic-and-cultural-interchange-worksho...
 
Description Mediterranean Re-Mapped, Cardiff, February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://iccw.wales/en/category/events/events-en/
 
Description Monolingual Logics and Multilingual Practices, Cardiff, January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.transnationalmodernlanguages.ac.uk/2016/03/01/three-recent-talks-on-translation-by-loreda...
 
Description Organization of workshop Queen Mary London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.borders-in-motion.de/en/-/workshop-radical-interventions-re-imagining-border-and-migrati...
 
Description Orkney Islands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stimulated a great deal of interest in the work that C. Pirozzi is pursuing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.stmagnusfestival.com/programme.htm
 
Description Participation in Shakespeare in Venice Summer School, June-July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06myq5v
 
Description Presentation (Cardiff) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Interest in range, ambitions and methodologies of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/share/newsandevents/events/history/moving-people-changing-culture.html
 
Description Presentation (SOAS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.soas.ac.uk/anthropology/events/anthropology-of-tourism-and-travel-seminar/28nov2015-lampe...
 
Description Presentation (University of Reading) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact See above.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/eurotales/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/BA_EarlyCar021.pdf
 
Description Presentation Addis Ababa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact See above.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation Edinburgh workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://nationalismstudies.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/workshop-the-mediterranean-in-motion-university-...
 
Description Presentation IMLR 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interest in the ambitions of the project across a large cross section of academics and professional translators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/about-us/news/imlr-relaunches-conference-post-national-modern-langu...
 
Description Presentation IMLR 15 July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/sites/default/files/files/Research%20Centres/CCM/Womens%20Memories...
 
Description Presentation Society for Italian Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://italianstudies.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/SIS-Biennial-Conference-Programme6.pdf
 
Description Presentation University of Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.globaljusticeacademy.ed.ac.uk/news/politics,_practices,_and_discourses_of_mobility
 
Description Presentation at ECArTE, Palermo, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ecarte.info/conference/
 
Description Presentation at ESRC conference, University of Birmingham, November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/education/mosaic/news-events/multilingualism-in-practi...
 
Description Presentation at Glasgow University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pgnoisis/events.html
 
Description Presentation at University of Rome, 10 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at the Institute of Modern Languages Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://translingualisms.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/next-seminar-mobilising-hidden-community-languages...
 
Description Presentation in Berlin, Ottersberg, Nürtingen, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation in Hong Kong 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://programme.exordo.com/slxg2015/delegates/presentation/483/
 
Description Presentation of research, Universidad del Desarollo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation to LLAS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Request for further information, interest in the project website and desire to be involved within the project activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.llas.ac.uk/events/archive/6873
 
Description Presentation, University of Leicester, November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/modern-languages/newsandevents/transnationalizing-modern-languages...
 
Description Presentation, University of Swansea, May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Project Summer School (Venice) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.transnationalmodernlanguages.ac.uk/2016/01/25/transnational-italian-studies-summer-school...
 
Description Project presentation, university of Exeter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://soundcloud.com/university-of-exeter/transnationalizing-modern-languages-mobility-identity-an...
 
Description SIS conference BSR 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Considerable interest in the international community of Italian studies in the nature and methodology of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/italian/research/events/sis2014/
 
Description School-university partnership 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The work is at a preparatory stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Scottish research network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interest in the project and in the work that C. Pirozzi is conducting on Italo-Scottish communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://lamammaitaliana.wordpress.com/
 
Description Society fro Italian Studies Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://italianstudies.org.uk/
 
Description Stills Gallery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interest in the actuality of the themes addressed in the project and its relevance to people's everyday lives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.stills.org/
 
Description TML Mobility and Human Subjectivities Workshop, September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.transnationalmodernlanguages.ac.uk/2016/01/27/workshop-on-mobility-and-human-subjectiviti...
 
Description Taipei University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact See Above
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Toronto Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Increased participation of academics in North America in the project and participation of Italo-American groups in the research project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.italianamericanstudies.net/ct/html/ta/me/conferences/ti/conferences
 
Description Translating Pain, August 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/acjc/translating-pain/
 
Description Transnational Italian networks and transnational Italian studies, September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://aemi.eu/page/2/
 
Description University of Nursing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Interest of an international audience in the aims and methodologies of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Venice Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The talk reached an Italian public keen to know more about the work we are doing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.unive.it/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=172457
 
Description Video interview for AHRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Awareness within the academic community and beyond of the research questions being pursued within the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Research-funding/Themes/Translating-Cultures/Pages/Trans...
 
Description Vittoriano complex 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interest in the project among the participants of a major workshop held at one of the most central locations of Rome.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Why Languages Matter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://beinghumanfestival.org/event/why-languages-matter/
 
Description Workshop at Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) 15 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/sites/default/files/files/Research%20Centres/CCM/Womens%20Memories...
 
Description iMean 4 Conference, Warwick, April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/research/conferences/i-mean_4/