Genealogies of Knowledge I Conference: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space

7-9 December 2017

Final Call for Papers

Hosted by the research team leading the AHRC-funded Genealogies of Knowledge project at the University of Manchester, this conference will provide a forum for engaging with questions of current import in relation to the role of translation in the production and circulation of political, scientific and other key concepts in social life across time and space… [Read more here >>]
Extended Deadline for Submission of individual Paper Abstracts: 31st March
By popular demand, the deadline for submission of individual paper abstracts has been extended to 31st March.

Abstracts of 300-500 on any of the conference themes should be sent by 31 March to Professor Mona Baker (, Professor Luis Pérez-González ( and Professor Peter Pormann (peter.pormann@

Submission Period for Contributions to Thematic Panels Now Open
The period for the submission to the conference thematic panels is now open. Paper proposals for the thematic panels should be submitted directly to panel convenors by 31st May.

[Find here>>] full information on the panels and their convenors:

  • Lingua Francas of Knowledges
  • The Magic of ‘Classical’ Languages Script, Sound and Sense in the Translation of Sacred Concept
  • Translation and Health Humanities: The Role of Translated Personal Narratives in the Co-creation of Medical Knowledge
  • Dissemination, Contestation, and Mediation of Knowledge between Asia and the West
  • Science and Translation as Culturally Embedded Practices
Keynote Speakers
The organisers are pleased to confirm the participation of the following keynote speakers:

  • Edward Baring, Drew University, US
  • Cristina D’Ancona, Univeristy of Pisa, Italy
  • Eivind Engebretsen, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Theo Hermans, University College London, UK
  • Marianne Maeckelbergh, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Robert Wisnovsky, McGill University, Canada

Full information on the keynote speakers and their sessions is [available here>>].

Full Conference Rate (3 Days, inclusive of refreshments and lunch)

  • Early Registration (by 1 September 2017)  £250
  • Late Registration  £325
  • Students, Early Registration  £180
  • Students, Late Registration  £225

Single Day Registration  £125

Conference Dinner  £45

Important Dates
  • Submission of abstracts (individual presentations): 31 March 2017
  • Notification of acceptance of individual abstracts: 17 April 2017
  • Submission of panel proposals (directly to convenors): 31 May 2017
  • Notification of acceptance of panel abstracts: 15 June 2017
  • Early Registration: 1 September 2017