Translating Across Time and Space

Thursday, 13 October 2016Saturday, 15 October 2016

Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut St.

Translating Across Time and Space

Endangered Languages, Cultural Revitalization, and the Work of History

Presented by Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, Library of the American Philosophical Society

“Translating Across Time and Space” is an international interdisciplinary conference that brings 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 best practices for pedagogy. Brief papers will be precirculated in order to encourage conversation and dialogue during the conference.

Cosponsored by Penn Humanities Forum.

For full conference details, including schedule and registration: amphilsoc.org/conference/translatingconference


Conference Keynote Address presented by Penn Humanities Forum

13 October, 5:00–6:30pm, Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South St.
Endangered Native Languages, Lands, and Natural Resources
Winona LaDuke
Founder, White Earth Land Recovery Project; Executive Director, Honor the Earth; Native American Activist, Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) Tribe

Se-quo-yah, Inventor of the Cherokee Alphabet, Child and Inman’s Lithographic Press after Charles Bird King, 1833. Hand-colored lithograph. APS.

OF NOTE
The Penn Language Center in early 2017 launched Educational Partnerships with Indigenous Communities, or EPIC, a new initiative to preserve and expand the number of endangered indigenous languages offered at Penn. Timothy Powell, a senior lecturer in Religious Studies at Penn, will direct EPIC.