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Linguistic cultures and communities in Europe: fieldwork, workshops and exhibition

Engage in a research project that aims to establish a new approach to researching, representing, studying, and sharing the intangible cultural heritage constituted by the many languages used in Europe, in the past and today

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CIVIS focus area
Society, culture, heritage
Open to
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Phd
Field of studies
  • Social Science and humanities
  • Short-term
  • CIVIS Hub 2
Course dates
March - July 2022

Linguistic cultures and communities in Europe: fieldwork, workshops and exhibition is a collaborative research project, rather than a course. Each student will be actively involved in gathering data for the project, and in the organization of the final exhibition, which is the main expected result of the activity.

Main topics addressed

  • Language biographies within communities
  • Mapping linguistic cultures(s) in your geographical area today and in the past
  • Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage

Learning outcomes

  • Appreciation of how language shapes identity and culture
  • Knowledge of how languages live and are shaped within different geographic spaces
  • Fieldwork research methods experience


Dates: March - July 2022 CIVIS scholarships: 20
Format: Blended Contact hours: 25
Language: English/Italian Individual workload: 75 hours
ECTS: 3* Contact:

*The ECTS award and recognition depend on the home university. We encourage applicants to reach out to CIVIS contact points within their university for further information.


This CIVIS activity is organised into :

  • 4 online seminars.
  • 1 hybrid workshop per participating institution.
  • 1 concluding festival with all participants in Rome, Italy, on 4-9 July 2022. This includes the preparation for the exhibition and the final discussion of the results.

The activities will be running from March to July 2022, but the overall engagement per student is approximately 2 weeks.


This CIVIS activity is open to Bachelor's, Master and PhD students at one of the CIVIS member universities. 

All students in receipt of a mobility grant will travel to Rome, Italy on 4-9 July 2022. The organisers of the course are also willing to accept students participating from their home universities but will not be in receipt of a travel grant.  

A good level of English or Italian is required.

For further information or if you have any questions, contact Nadia Cannata.

Application process

Interested students should send an e-mail with one single PDF file including a brief CV and a motivation letter. Please indicate in your motivation letter if you are interested in receiving the 3 ECTS that can be awarded to participating students.

Selected students will be notified on March 2022.


The evaluation will be carried out by the academic staff at all the participating institutions. It will consist of an assessment of the projects submitted by the students. 

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This CIVIS activity involves a network of people whose interests span across modern languages, digital humanities, museology, linguistics and contemporary history.

Participating academic staff

  • Proffs Bartoli (Italian and Spanish)
  • Cannata (Italian and linguistics)
  • Gahtan (Art History, Museology)
  • Gola (Italian and Linguistics)
  • Hughes (DH)
  • Morris (Italian and Gender Studies)
  • Pagratis (History)
  • Tomazzoli (Italian, DH)
  • Utale (Italian)
  • Van Gertruijden (French)