Over 525 participants from 52 countries on six continents attended “Language and Migration: Experience and Memory,” an interdisciplinary symposium that convened humanists, social scientists, field-workers, policy-makers, artists and writers to think together about migrants as resourceful users, interpreters and creators of language. The virtual symposium took place Monday, April 19 through Saturday, May 1.
The symposium was sponsored by the PIIRS’ Migration Lab, co-directed by Esther Schor (English; American Jewish Studies) and Patricia Fernández-Kelly (sociology; American Studies), and the Study Group for Language and the United Nations. The event received additional support from the Lewis Center for the Arts; the Humanities Council; the departments of English, Comparative Literature, and African American studies; the University Center for Human Values; and the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication.
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