Character writing

Sofia Wiklander is taught chinese characters by Anna Edlund – Researchers’ Night in Uppsala 2008. Photo: Tommy Westberg

Visitors can try writing characters used in different alphabets. Meanwhile linguistics researchers can talk about the characters, alphabet and language.

Target group: Suitable for a younger as well as an older target group free task manager.

Preparations: Appoint someone who can run the activity. Decide on a venue and format. Organise the necessary materials and researchers. Market the activity.

Challenges: Getting people to stop and take part.

Benefits: Easy to arrange. A good activity involving the humanities, with a connection to languages and different cultures.

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