This section will show a list of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Language related training opportunities that will be available throughout Queensland. State Library will be conducting regional language workshops over the next 12 months (July 2019 – June 2020) and will provide further details here. Check this page often to see the latest listings/updates.
If your community organisation would like to host a future language workshop, please contact Rose at the State Library.
State Library of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Research Discovery Workshop (17-21 February 2020 tbc)
The State Library of Queensland will be hosting their annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Research Discovery Workshop at the State Library in Brisbane to coincide with the languages forum in February 2020. This workshop aims to build upon and extend previous research workshops and enhance the research skills and knowledge of community language workers.
Participants in the workshop will undertake research activities at the State Library, but also explore other collections and discover new ideas and strategies for working with languages. As per previous years, the program will include guest speakers as well as site visits to local collections. Participants will be taken on curator’s tours of Spoken and Jarjum Stories exhibitions.
A typical Draft program is outlined below.
Day One will set the scene for research but also allow participants to explore the State Library collections.
Day Two a site visit to University of Queensland, featuring an introduction to the Fryer Library and their collections related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
Day Three will entail a visit to the Queensland State Archives at Runcorn and will provide participants with further information on available language resources. The afternoon session will be back at State Library for ongoing research.
Day Four is one of the many highlights of the week and is a trip to Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre at Beenleigh to hear about their many activities around language and culture.
Day Five will provide opportunity for participants to attend the IYIL Forum to be held 21 February 2020. This gathering will explore what happens next after the International Year.
In addition to researching unique language materials, this will be an exciting opportunity to network and share ideas around language revival across Queensland.
Further details including Expression of Interest, will be made available when program details are finalised. Contact Rose Warsow, Indigenous Languages Project Officer Rose.Warsow@slq.qld.gov.au
State Library Regional Language Workshops (2019-2020)
State Library of Queensland will be exploring opportunities to partnering with Indigenous Language centres to host regional language/training workshops in the next funding period July 2019 to June 2020. These workshops aim to enhance the research skills and knowledge of community language workers.
For further details, including expressing an interest in hosting a workshop, contact Rose Warsow.
For further information on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Regional Workshops, please contact:
Des Crump, Indigenous Languages Coordinator, State Library of Queensland Des.Crump@slq.qld.gov.au and/or
Rose Warsow, Indigenous Languages Project Support Officer, State Library of Queensland on (07) 3842 9087, or email Rose Warsow.