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Spring 2017 Lecture Series: Conflict Urbanism: Language Justice

Conflict Urbanism: Language Justice Lecture Series 

Please join us this spring for “Conflict Urbanism: Language Justice.” This public lecture series aims to explore the role of language in structuring cities, bringing together speakers to address the ways that urban spaces and their digital traces are physically shaped by linguistic diversity, and to examine the results of languages coming into contact and conflict. It is running in conjunction with a graduate-level seminar of the same title.  Cosponsored by the Center for Spatial Research and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.   

February 16, 6:30 pm  
Understanding the Long Tail of Linguistic Diversity in New York City​  
Daniel Kaufman, Endangered Languages Alliance and Queens College, CUNY  
Ware Lounge, Avery Hall   

February 23, 6 pm‘ 
Together We Can Create a Freer Future’: Digital Language Activism, Challenging and Reproducing Hegemonies 
Ana Deumert, University of Cape Town 
Kent Lounge, 403 Kent Hall   

March 10, 11am 
Language Traffic: Translating Across Urban Space 
Sherry Simon, Concordia University 
Ware Lounge