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Welcome to the Open World Research Initiative

The Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) is designed to foreground and explore the central role that languages play in relation to key contemporary issues, such as social cohesion, migration, health, business, and diplomacy.

The initiative aims to have a significant positive impact on the study of Modern Languages in the UK, and represents a major investment by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in its priority area of Modern Languages.
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Symposia and seminars

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Open World Research Initiative

Durham University
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Durham
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