Category: Research

Special Issue – Critical perspectives on teaching in the multilingual university

We are very pleased at the publication of a special issue on Critical perspectives on teaching in the multilingual university for the journal Teaching in Higher Education. You can read our Editorial here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13562517.2022.2058295?src= In the call for papers, just over a year ago, we targeted a global audience of […]

Artefactual literacies & heritage

Some literacy researchers refer to artefactual literacy as the study of literacy practices embedded in material cultural objects. Literacy practices that are connected to objects and physical experience are often key to heritage, in this case a fan that is used within a traditional tea ceremony. According to Dr Naoki Yamamoto, […]

Quranic script and stone carving

The practice of stone carving is an important part of Chinese history, art, and culture, and likely one of mankind’s oldest crafts. This video presents a fascinating confluence of stone carving and traditional Islamic calligraphy. The video shows how Wang Fengtong [王凤桐], along with three generations of his family, carved […]

Dupery by Design

Prince Henry—These lies are like the father that begets them: gross as a mountain; open, palpable. Why, thou clay-brained guts, thou knotty-pated fool, thou whoreson, obscene, greasy tallow-keech— Falstaff—What! art thou mad? art thou mad? Is not the truth the truth? (William Shakespeare, King Henry IV) Falstaff’s lie that […]

Writing a PhD proposal for LPDP

This is a very brief video I pre-recorded for a webinar on PhD proposal writing. I give some advice on applying for a doctoral scholarship through the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education, abbreviated as LPDP (Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan), a fully-funded scholarship from the Indonesian Ministry of Finance for all Indonesian […]

Leverhulme Research Fellowship

I am pleased to announce that I have won a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for a project which focuses on what has been an area of interest of mine for the last few years. The project is entitled ‘Literacy and Harmony: A study of Sino-Muslim heritage literacies in modern […]

Zhang Chengzhi

I am very slowly, line-by-line, working through, and trying to get a handle on, work by Zhang Chengzhi (张承志), a prominent and outspoken Chinese-Muslim intellectual. Little or none of his work is available in English, but he remains an important voice to be accessed in terms of understanding […]