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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre

We live in a world where thousands of languages are in danger of extinction – and writing has a huge role to play, both in supporting the continued use of threatened languages and as a threatened element of culture in its own right. On Friday 24th February the VIEWS project will launch the new Endangered Writing Network, aiming to explore and develop new ways of tackling these issues. 
The Endangered Writing Network aims to bring together linguists, anthropologists, typographers, artists, language activists, community members and others to join this important conversation. It is based on a new idea to use insights from the study of pre-modern writing systems to help inform efforts to protect and revitalise threatened writing systems (and with them endangered, minority, minoritised and/or indigenous languages) in the modern day. 
The launch event will take place online at 5.00pm GMT on Friday 24th February. 

Online: click HERE to join the Zoom meeting

Further details can be found here: Launch Event: Endangered Writing Network – The VIEWS project (

For more information please contact the organiser Pippa Steele (

Friday, 24 February, 2023 - 17:00 to 18:30
Event location: 
Online via Zoom

What we do

Cambridge Language Sciences is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. Our virtual network connects researchers from five schools across the university as well as other world-leading research institutions. Our aim is to strengthen research collaborations and knowledge transfer across disciplines in order to address large-scale multi-disciplinary research challenges relating to language research.