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Conference – Registration is now open

Roots of restlessness?

Translations in times of Disruption

Date: Saturday 10 May 2014

Venue: The Dorfman Centre, St. Peter’s College, Oxford

With the support of The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), The Modern European History Research Centre (MEHRC), and The Society for the Social History of Medicine.

We are delighted to announce that registration is now opened for our second annual conference entitled ‘Roots of Restlessness? Translations in Times of Disruption’. The full programme and abstracts are now also available.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the relevance, role and impact of translations during periods of serious discontinuity and/or rupture such as wars, invasions, imperial crises, mass migration, natural disasters (including epidemics), and revolutions – be they political, social, cultural or technological. The works studied are literary and non-literary texts, images as well as records of verbal and non-verbal communications. There will be panels on: ‘Translating constitutions in the Age of Revolutions’, ‘Translating medical texts during epidemics and imperial crises’, ‘Interpreting for war and peace in the 19th century’, ‘Literary translation, radicalism and globalization’ and ‘Dynastic wars, post-revolutions, and resistance’.

We have a strong line-up of speakers, including Prof. Horst Dippel (University of Kassel, editor in chief of ‘Constitutions of the World from the late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century’ ), Dr. Igor Mednikov (director of the Iberian Studies Centre at the Russian State University for the Humanities), Prof. Matthew C. Mirow (Florida International University), Prof. David Hook (Oxford), Dr. Graciela Iglesias Rogers (Oxford), Dr. Eduardo Posada-Carbó (Oxford), Dr. Erica Charters (Oxford), Edna Bonhomme (Princeton), Teodora Daniela Sechel (Karl Franzens Universität / Central European University), Dr. Jo Crow (Bristol), Dr. Alica Laspra-Rodríguez (Oviedo), Dr. Firat Oruc (Georgetown/Qatar), Tamara de Inés Antón (Manchester), Dr. Jennifer Rushworth (Oxford), Dr Emily A. Winkler (Oxford), Dr. Gemma Martínez-Garrido (Kent), Katarzyna Szymanska (Oxford) and Dr. Agustín Coletes-Blanco (Oviedo).

Please notice that the event will take place at the Dorfman Centre, St. Peter’s College, a warm and cosy garden pavilion that is approached via a pergola walk and a small cloister court. Internally the seminar room is lined completely in oak and cedar and is fitted with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment.

All are welcome. There is no conference fee, but registration is required. More details in the Registration page.

We very much look forward to seeing you in May!

For more information contact any of the coordinators: Dr. Graciela Iglesias Rogers (graciela.iglesiasrogers@history.ox.ac.uk) and/or Professor David Hook (david.hook@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk) and/or Dr. Jonathan Thacker (jonathan.thacker@merton.ox.ac.uk ).

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