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  • Date a Language, Thursday 5 March at 4:30 pm in Stúdentakjallarinn

    27. febrúar 2015


















    Do you want to meet someone who can speak fluently the language you are studying? Do you want to share your native language with someone who is trying to master it?
    Students and instructors in the Department of Foreign Languages, Literature and Linguistics, and Icelandic as a Second Language, along with The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages, The Icelandic Village and Café Lingua of Reykjavik City Libraray invite you to a 'happy hour' at the Stúdentakjallarinn-bar in the basement of the Háskólatorg Student Center at the University of Iceland. The event will take place on Thursday 5 March at 4:30 pm.
    Everyone who is interested in sharing and learning languages is welcome.

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  • Inuit storytelling and languages in Northern Canada

    25. febrúar 2015

    Tiffany_AyalikCanadian artist Tiffany Ayalik from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, will give a talk this coming Monday 2 March at 12:00-13:00 about Inuit storytelling and languages. The Ambassador of Canada to Iceland, H.E. Stewart Wheeler, will present the artist.
    The presentation will take place in room 201 in Lögberg at the University of Iceland.
    Tiffany Ayalik is an Inuit storyteller. It was in the North, listening to stories from her elders that she discovered her love of storytelling, and the powerful change that hearing a story can bring about. After receiving her Diploma in Acting from Red Deer Collage, she continued her studies at the University of Alberta, and graduated 'With Distinction' from the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting.

    In this presentation, she will talk about her experience of residential schools and how the loss of cultural knowledge has affected the Inuit people. Furthermore, she will explain what the younger generation is doing to cope and thrive as members of the Inuit community. Also, she will express what is lost when language and culture are taken away from a community.
    - See more here.

    Admission is free and all are welcome.
    This event is organized in cooperation between the Embassy of Canada in Iceland and the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages at the University of Iceland.

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  • University of Iceland post-doc grants 2015

    24. febrúar 2015

    VFIA postdoctoral position is open at the University of Iceland in the areas of translation, translation studies and/or sociolinguistics. This is a position within the Faculty of Foreign Languages, but it is also connected with the establishment and development of an international language centre at the University of Iceland, under the auspices of UNESCO.

    For further information, see http://sjodir.hi.is/sites/sjodir.hi.is/files/auglysing_postdoc15_0.pdf

    The University of Iceland advertises 15 post-doc grants intended for researchers who have received their Ph.D. within the last five years. A committee appointed by the University rector, with members from all five schools at the University, will evaluate and rank the applications. At least two grants will be awarded to each of the five schools at the University of Iceland. The schools are School of Social Science, School of Health Science, School of Humanities, School of Education and School of Engineering and Natural Sciences. See below potential areas in the School of Humanities.

    Applications will be evaluated with the main emphasis on the research plan and the research activity of applicants. The time elapsed since the doctorate degree was obtained will be taken into consideration in the evaluation. Selection of applicants will furthermore be based on each school’s need for new post-doc positions. A letter of support from a school/faculty/institute at the University of Iceland should be enclosed, confirming access to necessary facilities and equipment for the applicant’s research. Applicants must also enclose a copy of their Ph.D. diploma or a confirmation from their university that they will graduate within the next four months, or before 1 September 2015. The application deadline is 13 April 2015. Successful applicants should be able to start their post-doc term no later than 1 November 2015.

    The hiring process is in accordance with Regulation no. 569/2009, as well as other laws and regulations that apply. Appointments will be temporary, for a maximum period of three years.

    Salary will be in accordance with the wage agreement between the Minister of Finance and the relevant trade union.
    Appointments at the University of Iceland take into account the University of Iceland Equal Rights Policy.

    For further information, including directions for obtaining letters of support, please contact Sólveig Nielsen at the Division of Science and Innovation (solveign@hi.is). Applications must be submitted using the official applications form. Application form and instructions: http://sjodir.hi.is/node/16245

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