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  • Language Camp Brings Taste of Japan, Egypt, and More

    Posted on July 21, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Events.

    What a thrilling Summer Language Camp we had this year! The National Museum of Language popped up in College Park, MD, with a Japanese language and culture experience. The event was recreated the next day at the Lake Arbor Foundation Camp. On that Wednesday we introduced Arabic to children ages 6-12, with a focus on […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #75

    Posted on June 19, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • Family Summer Language Adventure

    Posted on June 19, 2017 by nmladmin_wp1 in Blog, Events, Uncategorized.

    Learn about the Japanese Language and Culture Fun Activities for the Whole Family This pop-up museum event will take place at the City of College Park – City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740 Monday, July 10, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Ages 9 – 99 are welcome. Click here for directions. This event is […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #101 – Twins

    Posted on June 14, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • Languages and the First World War: Interview with Julian Walker and Christophe Declercq

    Posted on May 28, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog.

    NML Vice President Greg Nedved sits down with the founders of the Languages and the First World War project. Click here for the full interview. What is your own language and academic background? Julian Walker: My first language is English; I studied French and Latin at school, and picked up conversational Spanish later. I can […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #61

    Posted on May 11, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • World Language Day 2017

    Posted on May 11, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Events.

    On Saturday, April 22, the Howard County Public School System held its World Language Day. The event included a variety of international displays, performances, and tasty treats to get students excited about foreign cultures and languages. We at the Museum loved having the opportunity to attend and help promote the love of language from an […]

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  • National Museum of Language Announces New Board of Trustees Member

    Posted on April 27, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog.

    We are pleased to introduce you to our newest Board of Trustees member, Shannon Zellars-Strohl. Shannon Zellars-Strohl teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently completing her PhD in Victorian literature. Her research focuses on intersections of traditional religion and seemingly secular supernaturalism in late-Victorian fiction. She is also currently studying self-reflection in contemporary […]

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  • Rosetta Stone Gets a Modern Spin: Interview with Joel A. Freeman

    Posted on April 15, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog.

    If you’re interested in archaeology, Egyptology, cryptology, science, mathematics, or language studies, you know the significance of the Rosetta Stone. Found in 1799 on the west bank of the Nile by Napoleon’s French soldiers, this 1,700 pound fragment of an ancient slab gave up the clues that ultimately cracked the code to hieroglyphics in 1822. […]

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  • This June, Explore the Rosetta Stone’s Mysteries

    Posted on April 3, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Events.

    “The Mysterious Rosetta Stone: Cracking The Code to Problem-Solving” by Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D. Saturday June 10, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM   Join us at the City of College Park – City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740 Free parking is available. NML staff at the door will provide parking passes. […]

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