Monday, 12 April 2010

Languages At War seminar, Imperial War Museum, London, 28 May 2010

For those of you in the London area. It would probably be of interest to students taking the 'Translating History' unit in the summer - there's a block on translation, interpreting and conflict in that unit. As far as I can see the event is free but booking is required; see here for details.

Languages at War
MEETING THE ‘OTHER’ IN WAR: Two case studies
28 May 2010
Conference Room, Imperial War Museum, London

10.00: Welcome and coffee

James Taylor (Imperial War Museum); Prof Hilary Footitt (University of Reading)

10.30–11.30: Keynote paper

Prof Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck College): Does the enemy have a face?: combat narratives, speech acts and faciality, 1914–1975

11.30–11.45: Coffee

11.45–1.15: Case study 1: Western Europe 1944–47

Prof Hilary Footitt (University of Reading): Geographies of co-existence: fraternization revisited

Dr Simona Tobia (University of Reading): Interrogations: transnational encounters during and after the war

Discussants: Prof Anita Prażmowska (LSE); Dr Dan Todman (Queen Mary, University of London)

1.15–1.45: Lunch

1.45–3.15: Case study 2: Bosnia-Herzegovina 1995–2000

Prof Mike Kelly (University of Southampton): Kicking the jeep: how a little language goes a long way

Dr Catherine Baker (University of Southampton): Prosperity without security: locally employed interpreters in the Bosnian economy

Discussants: Dr Vanessa Pupavac (University of Nottingham); Dr Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers (Roehampton University)

3.15–4.00: Museums and war

James Taylor (Imperial War Museum): Saying the unsayable: challenging history at the Imperial War Museum

Discussant: Samantha Cairns (Museums, Libraries and Archives London)

4.00–4.15: Coffee

4.15–4.45: Closing remarks

Nick Stansfield (Freelance international contractor): Language encounters on the ground

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