Friday, October 29

9:00: Introductory Remarks
Antoinette Burton, Director, Humanities Research Institute and L. Elena Delgado, Director of School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics

9:15-10:30 am: Who Moves in the Past? Culture Contact, Knowledge Production, and Heritage
Chairs: Yujie Pu and Brett Kaufman, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Classics, UIUC

10:30-11:45 am: Mobility, Multilingualism, and Language Identities*
Chair: Rakesh Bhatt, Linguistics, UIUC

LUNCH (11:45 to 1:00 pm)

1:00-2:15 pm: Objects in Motion and the Circulation of Culture
Chair: Mariselle Meléndez, Spanish and Portuguese, UIUC


2:30-3:45 pm: Affective Dynamics in Cultural Encounters and Conflicts
Chair: Arkaitz Ibarretxe Diego, Spanish and Portuguese, UIUC

4:00-5:15 pm: New culture? The 16th century Radical Spanish Empire in the Indies
Plenary lecture by Jorge Cañizares Esguerra, Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History, The University of Texas at Austin


Saturday, October 30

9:00-10:20Colonial impact and local response?*
Keynote lecture by Francesca Orsini, Professor of Hindi and South Asian Literature, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London


10: 30-11:50: Place and the Production of Permanence in a Moving World
Chair: Gian-Piero Persiani, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UIUC

*These talks are generously supported by the Braj and Yamuna Kachru lecture series endowment fund, which honors Braj and Yamuna Kachru’s professional legacy, focusing on their areas of research including World Englishes, Language in South Asian Culture and Society, and Indian and South Asian Linguistics.