“Translating Across Time and Space” will explore the ways archival collections and scholarly fieldwork help preserve and revitalize linguistic and cultural practices in indigenous communities throughout North America.
Thursday, October 13, 5:00-6:30pm
Friday, October 14, 8:30-5:00pm
Saturday, October 15, 8:30-1:00pm
American Philosophical Society
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Please register here: https://amphilsoc.org/conference/translatingconference/registration
The American Philosophical Society’s symposium on endangered languages and cultural revitalization will be held from October 13-15, 2016 at the Society in Philadelphia, PA.
“Translating Across Time and Space,” co-sponsored by the Penn Humanities Forum, will bring together a range of scholars, practitioners, and community leaders to discuss the ways archival collections and scholarly fieldwork can help preserve and revitalize endangered languages and cultural practices in indigenous communities throughout North America.
Conference panels pay particular attention to the legal and ethical issues archives and scholars face when working with indigenous materials, the ways technologies have forged new forms of cross-cultural collaborations, the influence of past policies on the present, and the best practices for pedagogy.
Brief papers will be pre-circulated in order to encourage conversation and dialogue during the conference.