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Join guest speakers, linguists and the State Library NSW’s Indigenous team in an exploration of the extensive language collections held at the library. Gain insights into how contemporary language revival is impacted by the legacy of colonial linguists, and the ways in which communities are strengthening language and culture.

The conference will feature a facilitated panel discussion, “Bringing Language to Life” (with Q and A), and tours of the Library’s “Living Language” and “Elders” exhibitions

Speakers include: Melissa Jackson (State Library of NSW), Michael Walsh (University of Sydney), Jasmine Seymour (NSW Department of Education and Training), Marika Duczynski, Joy Lai, Damien Webb and Avryl Whitnall (State Library of NSW), Dr Lou Bennett AM (University of Melbourne), Dr Raymond Kelly (University of Newcastle)

Morning tea and lunch provided.

When: Friday 2 August 2019, 8:30am-4:30pm
Where: Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor, Macquarie Building, State Library NSW, Sydney  
Cost: $40 | $20 (State Library Friends, Members, Conc.) 
Book: Online