Multilingualism and knowledge production: concept note
Multilingualism is a core ethical issue and value. It is also central to the strategic directions of the work MIDEQ is undertaking to consider the inequalities present in questions of knowledge production. Without multilingual knowledges and methodologies and reflection, critically, on these, then languages outwith the mainstream colonial languages of the academy, and especially languages other than English, will remain peripheral. To embrace the epistemologies and methodologies of the periphery and especially migratory methodologies and epistemologies, then multilingualism must be practiced, reflected upon critically and adapted as a permanent methodology and site of epistemological growth.
How, in practical terms, might MIDEQ engage internally and externally in multilingual working? Learn more in the concept note from WP11.