The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas

2016 APS Conference Announcement

“Translating Across Space and Time” is an international conference hosted by the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, PA from October 13-15, 2016 and co-sponsored by the Penn Humanities Forum.  The three-day conference will bring together a range of scholars, practitioners, and community leaders to discuss the ways archival collections and scholarly fieldwork can help preserve and revitalize endangered languages and cultural practices in indigenous communities throughout North America.

Conference panels pay particular attention to the legal and ethical issues archives and scholars face when working with indigenous materials, the ways technologies have forged new forms of cross-cultural collaborations, the influence of past policies on the present, and the best practices for pedagogy.  Brief papers will be precirculated in order to encourage conversation and dialogue during the conference.

The full schedule can be found here.

Registration is now open for no cost to attendees on the conference website. Questions can be directed to

Updated: June 27, 2016 — 4:25 pm

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