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Sep

23

The 2022 Mercator Multilingualism Lecture on 22 November will be about 'Learners' experience of flow in foreign language classrooms'.

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Sep

21

The Fryske Akademy is one of the partners of the Weekend of Science (1/2 October). Dr Simon Halink will give a family History lecture.

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Sep

21

The EBLT and Mercator will celebrate language diversity in the Netherlands and Europe with a festive event in Leeuwarden on 26 September.

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Sep

19

Hindrik Sijens, lexicographer at the Fryske Akademy, has been elected to the board of the European Association for Lexicography (Euralex).

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Sep

17

For his masterthesis 'Phonetic Aspects of Centring Diphthongs in Frisian. The case of /iə/ and /ɪə/' Martijn Kingma got the thesis prize on...

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Events

Sep

26

A festive gathering at Tresoar, with a special focus on language diversity in schools. Everyone is welcome, admission is free.

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Sep

30

Jelske Dijkstra (Fryske Akademy): 'Speakaboo: sustainable and inclusive speech therapy screening of speech development in multilingual children (3-6...

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Oct

01

Dr Simon Halink (Fryske Akademy) is hosting a real family lecture during the Weekend of Science: 'To whom does the past belong?'

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Oct

08

The Wurkgroep Maritime Skiednis of the Fryske Akademy organises a symposium on wood shipping and wood trade in the modern age.

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Nov

18

Prof. dr. mr. Hylkje de Jong (professor History of Law): 'Romeins recht in Context’ / Rob Bruntink (expert palliative care): ‘Hopen op het beste,...

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What we do

The Fryske Akademy focuses on scientific research into the Frisian language, multilingualism and regional history. We publish books, develop language tools, and organize symposiums, lectures and conferences.

The Fryske Akademy was founded in 1938 and is affiliated with the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) since 1990. 

Projects


Frysker: Help with writing in Frisian

Frysker.nl is a site with tools for everyone who wants to write Frisian, such as a translator, spelling checker and dictionaries. The first 30,000 words of the new Dutch-Frisian dictionary are also on Frysker.

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Mercator European Research Centre

Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning is hosted by the Fryske Akademy, and researches multilingual education and language learning in Europe.

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Historical Geographical Information System

In the oldest land register (1832), 3 million parcels of land have been precisely mapped on HisGIS.nl. This is linked to map layers - from aerial photos to early modern surveyor's recordings - that can be combined with each other.

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Research output


Language database Frisian.eu

A website with a great variety on (old)Frisian language resources, such as data, tools and services. Datasets can be downloaded, Json services are freely available. The underlying data is continuously maintained.

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Frisian Agri & Food scan

The aim of the Frisian Agri & Food scan was to provide reliable figures and analyses, identify opportunities and threats for the Agri & Food sector and develop methods for regional research.

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Taalportaal

Taalportaal is an English-language digital reference work in which all grammatical knowledge of Dutch, Frisian and Afrikaans has been brought together by researchers from Friesland, the Netherlands and South Africa.

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Members and donors of the Fryske Akademy

As a scientific institute, the Fryske Akademy has had members since its establishment. Akademy members are individuals from all over the world, who deserve this distinction on the basis of merits in the field of science, merits for Frisian culture, or a great long-term enthusiasm for science or Frisian culture in general. Read more about the Members and appointments.

 

The Fryske Akademy has a large support base of donors who are very keen to support its work. All of them are interested in the Frisian language, culture and science. The Fryske Akademy has ANBI status. This allows donors to deduct donations from income and corporation tax. Read more about being a donor.

 

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