‘Moving (between) Cultures: Theories and Practices of Transfer’
6 April 2018, 10:00-19:00
Organizers: Matthew Canfield (LAW), Naoko Hosokawa(RSC), Mishka Sinha (HEC), Blake Smith (HEC)
photo credit: I. Sailko
This workshop explores the issue of cultural transfer from a variety of theoretical, metholodological, and disciplinary perspectives.
In our globalizing world, ideas, commodities, and individuals are constantly moving from one cultural context to another. Yet, when scrutinising specific cases, scholars of sociology, history, political science and many other disciplines, find that the kinds of cultural transfer happening all around us are anything but straightforward. The normalcy and ubiquity of these movements conceal fraught questions of interpretation and identity.