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Call for Papers: Symposium on Endangered Languages and Cultural Revitalization

By CENTER FOR NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS RESEARCH AT THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY

October 13-14, 2016 – Translating across Time and Space: Endangered Languages, Cultural Revitalization, and the Work of History

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The Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) at the American Philosophical Society (APS) is seeking papers for an academic symposium on October 13-14, 2016 to coincide with the APS Museum’s 2016 exhibition, Gathering Voices: Thomas Jefferson and Native America. The exhibition traces the story of Native American language collection at the APS from Thomas Jefferson’s Indian vocabularies to the anthropological fieldwork of Franz Boas and his students to the language revitalization and community-based initiatives supported by CNAIR today. In doing so, the exhibition also explores the themes of translation across cultures and borders, the politics of representation, practices of language collection and study, cultural continuity and change, and the transformation of the material archives.

READ FULL ARTICLE: Amphilsoc.org,. “Call For Papers: Symposium On Endangered Languages And Cultural Revitalization | American Philosophical Society“. N. p., 2016. Web. 7 Jan. 2016.

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