Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF) was established in 1968 as a vehicle for promoting scholarly research and dialogue on issues concerned with world language problems and language policy and planning. It works to promote the understanding and implementation of linguistic justice in a multicultural world through three priority areas: Research, Conservation and Education, supported by a system of grants and awards. This blog showcases ESF’s most recent activities and achievements within its priority areas, and the work of ESF more generally.
Esperantic Studies Foundation laboras por progresigi la komprenadon kaj praktikadon de lingva justeco en multkultura mondo. ESF ofertas financan subtenon por indaj projektoj, kiuj kuŝas en ĝiaj prioritataj kampoj de Esplorado, Konservado kaj Edukado. Registru vin per la suba panelo por ricevadi tujan anoncon pri la apero de novaj artikoloj.
2022 Marjorie Boulton Fellowships

2022 Marjorie Boulton Fellowships

The Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF) announces its 2022 competition for research fellowships in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, particularly as they relate to interlinguistics, linguistic justice, intercultural communication, Esperanto, and related phenomena. Interdisciplinary work is welcome, and primary disciplines may include, but are not limited to, linguistics,...

2022 Marjorie Boulton Fellowships

Becas Marjorie Boulton 2022

Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF) convoca su concurso de 2022 en búsqueda de becas en todos los campos de las humanidades y las ciencias sociales, particularmente en lo que se refiere a interlingüística, justicia lingüística, comunicación intercultural, Esperanto y fenómenos afines. El trabajo interdisciplinario es bienvenido, y las disciplinas primarias pueden incluirse, pero no están...

2022 Marjorie Boulton Fellowships

Bourses Marjorie Boulton 2022

L’Esperanto Studies Foundation (ESF) annonce son concours de 2022 pour des bourses de recherche dans tous les champs des humanités et des sciences sociales, en particulier dans les domaines liés à l’interlinguistique, la justice linguistique, la communication interculturelle, l’espéranto, et les champs connexes. Une recherche interdisciplinaire serait un atout. Parmi les champs principaux...

2022 Marjorie Boulton Fellowships

Stipendioj Marjorie Boulton 2022

Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF) anoncas sian konkurson de 2022 por esplorstipendioj en ĉiuj fakoj de la homaj kaj sociaj sciencoj, precipe se kun rilatoj al interlingvistiko, lingva justeco, interkultura komunikado, Esperanto kaj parencaj fenomenoj. Interfaka laboro estas bonvena, kaj ĉeffakoj povas inkluzivi lingvistikon, sociologion, historion, antropologion, komunikadon aŭ...

Archives at Vienna’s Esperanto Museum

Archives at Vienna’s Esperanto Museum

The Esperanto Museum in Vienna has for a long time been mainly regarded as a museum and library concerning Esperanto and constructed languages, but in fact, since its foundation in 1927, it has also been home to content-rich archives. Today the Esperanto Museum curates 72 personal and institutional archives. The first large archives arrived as far back as the start of the 1930s, such as the...

Archives at Vienna’s Esperanto Museum

Archivos en el Museo de Esperanto en Viena

El Museo del Esperanto en Viena ha sido considerado durante mucho tiempo como un museo y una biblioteca de Esperanto y lenguas planeadas, pero de hecho, desde su fundación en 1927, también ha albergado importantes archivos. El Museo de Esperanto cuenta actualmente con 72 archivos personales e institucionales. Los primeros archivos grandes aparecieron a principios de la década de 1930, como la...

Archives at Vienna’s Esperanto Museum

Arkivoj en la Esperantomuzeo en Vieno

La Esperantomuzeo en Vieno longtempe estis precipe perceptata kiel muzeo kaj biblioteko pri Esperanto kaj planlingvoj, sed ĝi fakte estas ekde sia fondo en la jaro 1927 ankaŭ hejmo de enhavoriĉaj arkivoj. Nuntempe la Esperantomuzeo konservas 72 personajn kaj instituciajn arkivojn. Jam komence de la 1930-aj jaroj venis la unuaj grandaj arkivaĵoj, ekzemple la kolekto Hachette, kiu konsistas el...

Marjorie Boulton Fellowship Report

Marjorie Boulton Fellowship Report

Born in Gouda in the Netherlands, I had a strong interest in foreign languages from an early age. I had the opportunity to learn several modern and classical languages in school. Upon graduation, I decided to expand my interest by choosing to study Japanese in university. I received my BA and MA in Japanese Studies from Leiden University and my PhD in East Asian Studies from the University of...

Bulletin · Bulteno

Short bilingual announcements of publications and projects
Mallongaj dulingvaj anoncoj pri eldonaĵoj kaj projektoj
Contribute an item · Kontribui eron

Coming to a Close · Proksimiĝi al fino

The final chapter in Guilherme Fians’s book Esperanto Revolutionaries and Geeks is called “Coming to a Close, or How Not to Put an End to the Conversation”. The chapter analyses how Esperanto’s continuous existence and regular use emerge from the fact that the...

When Esperantists Meet · Kiam esperantistoj renkontiĝas

Guilherme Fians’s book Esperanto Revolutionaries and Geeks includes a chapter entitled “When Esperantists Meet, or What Makes This Community International?”. It explores how certain understandings of nationality emerged historically among Esperanto speakers,...

Mobile Youth · Poŝtelefona junularo

“Mobile Youth: How Digital Media Changed Language Learning, Activism for Free Speech and the Very Experience of Time” is a chapter in Esperanto Revolutionaries and Geeks by Guilherme Fians. It explores how digital media and the emergence of the first natively digital...

Success would mean failure · Sukceso signifus malsukceson

The chapter “We Have Never Been Universal: How Speaking a Language Becomes a Prefigurative Practice” in the book Esperanto Revolutionaries and Geeks by Guilherme Fians argues that the Esperanto movement is only sustainable insofar as Esperanto does not become a de...

Flat and fast but not melodious · Plata kaj rapida sed ne melodia

“Eros, Beauty, and Phon-Aesthetic Judgements of Language Sound. We Like It Flat and Fast, but Not Melodious. Comparing Phonetic and Acoustic Features of 16 European Languages” is a fascinating article by Vita Kogan and Susanne Reiterer, published a year ago in...

The word was made flesh · La vorto fariĝis karno

Chapter 2 of Guilherme Fians’s Esperanto Revolutionaries and Geeks bears the title “And the Word Was Made Flesh, or How to Narrate Histories”. Understanding how Esperanto has been historically conveyed as timely requires revisiting the battle of artificial languages,...

Language communities in Japan · Lingvaj komunumoj en Japanio

The book Language Communities in Japan, published in January, contains a chapter by KIMURA Goro Christoph and GOTOO Hitosi called “Esperanto: Internationalism, dialogue, and an evolving community”. La anglalingva libro Lingvaj komunumoj en Japanio, eldonita en...

In the beginning was the word · En la komenco estis la vorto

Esperanto Revolutionaries and Geeks by Guilherme Fians starts with a chapter entitled “In the Beginning Was the Word”. The text reassesses the idea that “nobody speaks Esperanto any more”, outlines the particularities that set Esperanto apart from other languages, and...

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