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MAZEM – Mannheim Center for Empirical Multilingual Research

The MAZEM – Mannheim Center for Empirical Multilingualism Research in Mannheim, Germany is a linguistic and educational research institute that originated at the University of Mannheim. MAZEM is still headquartered there, it is registered under the legal form of a gGmbH. MAZEM conducs interdisciplinary research on early multilingualism, provides expertise on early language support and intervention to educators and policy-makers. MAZEM originated from the 2002 founded "Research and Contact Area for Multilingualism and transfers knowledge from linguistic research to pedagogical and educational practice; the research focus is on teaching. MAZEM provides advice and strategic expertise to policy-makers at regional, state as well as the federal level. MAZEM conducts interdisciplinary research focussing on sociopolitical and educational challenges in the context of multilingual language acquisition and teaching as well as German as a Second/Foreign language. Mannheim School of Humanities Mannheim University of Mannheim

John Hull (merchant)

John Hull was the leading merchant and mintmaster of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Hull was born in Market Harborough, England, he married Judith Quincy, daughter of Judith Pares and Edmund Quincy, progenitors of the prestigious Quincy family. Among his apprentices was Jeremiah Dummer who became the first American-born silversmith. In January 1658 he and several other men made a large land acquisition in Rhode Island known as the "Pettaquamscutt Purchase."Hull died in Boston on 1 October 1683. Hull Street in Boston is named for him; the Diaries of John Hull, Mint-master and Treasurer of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay Studies on John Hull, the Mint, the Economics of Massachusetts Coinage American silversmiths