Area Studies in a Globalizing World: Past, Present, and Future
School of Advanced Study
University of London
28 June – 1 July 2016
The theme of this annual meeting is on the role and future of area studies within an increasingly globalized academic community. In that overarching framework, the theme of translation is embedded in the program at multiple levels, including the challenges posted to literary translation by apparently incommensurable languages and cultural contexts. Taking advantage of London's pivotal position as a focus for government, think-tanks, the media, as well as academic-research, this meeting will also explore how area studies specialists interact not only with the broader academic community, but also with groups directly or indirectly involved in policy-making.
Registration is now open; see the 2016 Annual Meeting page for more information.
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