Tomasz Kamusella awarded RSE Arts & Humanities Grant

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Dr Tomasz Kamusella has been awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh Arts & Humanities grant to assist in the completion of an Atlas of Language Politics in Modern Central Europe. The Grant will fund the making of nearly twenty maps that will form the core of the book.

The Atlas offers a unique insight into the mechanisms and history of how Central Europe’s languages have been made, unmade and deployed for political action from the nineteenth century onwards. The Atlas makes a wealth of specialized and hard-to-reach information readily available to the specialist and general reader, and allows for gleaning information on, for instance, the fashioning of Serbian and Croatian into Serbo-Croatian, before it split into the two former languages, and Bosnian and Montenegrin, in a process parallel to the breakup of Yugoslavia. The Atlas’s several map series chart writing systems, employment of languages for state building projects, and the  disappearance of non-state languages.


Staff in the School of History have had noteworthy success in the current round of RSE Arts & Humanities funding: Dr Katie Stevenson also received an award.

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