The BAAL colloquium poster

.. and this is the BAAL colloquium poster summarizing recent effort and latest activity in the area of doing research multilingually (DRM).

(For a larger view, please click anywhere on the poster)





  • Richard Fay

    Thank you Mariam 🙂

  • Mariam Attia

    A modified version of the poster (without the logo but with acknowledgments in the end) has been added. Hopefully, this issue is now resolved, and colloquium members would find it more convenient to post the poster on their websites and put it up in their departments 🙂

  • Option 1 is good for me too.
    The Ladino research will soon sit on the AHA moments website, though. It fits well withing the research strand of my activities. The poster will be a highlight 🙂

  • Mariam Attia

    Yes, we live and learn 🙂

    I think our case is a bit complex for in a way the colloquium was organized by interested researchers who might or might not have acted as representatives of their institutions or organizations.

    Here are my suggestions:
    a) We should try to see if we can remove the Manchester logo and add some kind of acknowledgment in the end.
    If this is not possible then
    b) We will need ask Jane and Leah to provide the logos of their institutions.

    (Honestly, I prefer the first option for purely artistic reasons!)

    • Richard Fay

      I prefer Option 1 too. To be honest, whilst I am very proud of our collaboartive team (and recognise its Manchester roots), I see our Colloquium presence as promoting that collaboration rather than promoting any specific institution. All inter-institutional collaborations have to negotiate this issue I guess. Note that Leah has her own consultancy (Aha! Moments) rather than an institutional home but I am not sure that the Ladino research really sits in that consultancy ‘home’ – rather, it may be more of a personal undertaking. All the more reason for Option 1.

  • Thanks for the info Mariam! And the poster looks ace up on the walls here – with those colours you just have to stop and read! 🙂

  • Richard Fay

    Thanks Both.

    I think we need to ask Jane to supply a UWE logo then, no?

    For future refeernce, my personal preference would be to have no logos at all and to add an Acknowledgements sentence at the bottom highlighting the contribution of those otherwise hidden from the readers’ view. But we live and learn 🙂

  • Mariam Attia

    Thanks, Richard. It is important to mention that this poster would not have been possible without the support of Marwa Salaheldin (Cairo) and Richard Atherton (Manchester).

    Technically-speaking, removing the logo and uploading/ sending out a new version of the poster is a very simple process. However, since the poster was modified with the help of Manchester University staff and using the services of the institution, I am inquiring to what extent university regulations allow that. On the other hand, as this is a collaborative project, it makes sense that participants of different institutional affiliations might want to put up a copy of the poster in their departments without the Manchester University logo on it. Probably, the poster should have the logos of all universities involved, but as I am in no position to draw conclusions on issues related to institutional visual identity, I have written to the University, and will let you know when I hear from them.

  • Richard Fay

    Indeed a thing of beauty.

    One thing I slipped up on was not stipulating anything about the Manchester logo (I missed this somehow). Given that the Colloquium not only involved Jane but she was also its Chair, it is not appropriate for it to be branded as a Manchester event! I may think of Jane as ‘one of us’ – she is after all not only an LTE MA-and-PhD-alumnus but also a former colleague, but she now has her own University of the West of England home and UWE supported her BAAL Colloquium presence. I apologise for this oversight.