Language and Migration: Experience and Memory

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With great regret, we have decided to postpone the “Language and Migration: Experience and Memory” conference, scheduled for May 7-9, 2020.  We are hoping to hold the conference (in both New York City and Princeton) in the spring of 2021. Tentatively, we are looking at April 29-May 1, and we will confirm those dates as soon as we can.  All papers accepted for this year’s conference are automatically accepted for next year’s conference; in the coming months, we will be sending all participants a link with which to confirm their participation (or withdraw from the conference).

On behalf of the New York and Princeton Conference Committees, the Migration Lab of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the Study Group on Language and the United Nations, we would like to thank you for your patience during the global spread of COVID-19.  Please know that we have you all in mind for good health and safety during these difficult times.

Esther Schor for The Migration Lab, PIIRS

Humphrey Tonkin for The Study Group on Language and the United Nations


To Be Rescheduled

Migration Lab: People and Cultures across Borders, Princeton University and The Study Group on Language and the United Nations announce a collaborative symposium on "Language and Migration: Experience and Memory."

Part I, New York City:

Thursday May 7, 9:00-5:30 and Friday May 8, 9:00-2:00
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Part II, Princeton University: 

Friday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. - Readings by Princeton Creative Writing Faculty Jhumpa Lahiri, Yiyun Li and Aleksandar Hemon
Saturday, May 9, 9:00-5:30 - Symposium
Keynote Speaker: Viet Thanh Nguyen, Aerol Arnold Professor of English, University of Southern California, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Sympathizer

Please direct questions to Sam Evans