About the Conference

Girijananda Chowdhury University, Assam, Department of English and Foreign Languages Organizes International Conference Beyond Borders and Boundaries: Indigenous Cultures Now and Then In collaboration with Russian State University for Humanities and Social Sciences, Moscow, Russia 23 and 24 January, 2024 Azara, Hathkhowapara, Guwahati 781017, Assam.

Indigenous people and ethnic minorities have strived to preserve their rich heritages and linguistic characteristics against colonial powers, expanding nation-states, as well as the homogenizing forces of globalization and modernization. Emphasising the need to revive and strengthen endangered indigenous cultures, the United Nations has designated the period from 2022-2023 as the “International Decade of Indigenous Languages” in an effort to promote, protect, and revitalize indigenous languages around the world. This international conferenceaims to provide a hybrid platform for scholars, practitioners, faculty, and enthusiasts to come together and explore the significance of indigenous culture,language teaching pedagogy,share insights, and discuss strategies for its preservation and promotion.