On February 12 Dr Mark Turin will speak on ‘Vanishing Voices: Reflections on Documenting Endangered Languages Collaboratively’ at the Yale Club of New York City. Informed by 20 years of work in the Himalayan region, Dr Turin will discuss the challenges faced by small-scale societies whose oral speech forms are increasingly at risk of disappearing without record. Through the establishment of the World Oral Literature Project, a scheme which encourages collaboration between local communities and fieldworkers, Mark hopes to preserve forms of oral literature facing extinction.
Between 2009 and 2012 Dr Turin was a Research Associate at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge, and he remains a Fellow at Hughes and a regular presenter for the BBC. He is a Lecturer and Associate Research Scientist in South Asian Studies at Yale University and Programme Director of the Yale Himalaya Initiative. From July 2014 he will take up a position as Chair at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
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Dr Mark Turin