Upcoming Conferences

Ideologies of Design: Metapragmatics, Mediation, Materiality

Conference co-hosted by Constantine V. Nakassis (University of Chicago) and Jürgen Spitzmüller (University of Vienna, Linguistics) based on a grant from the International Faculty Grants Programme. The conference will be held at the University of Chicago, September 19–23, 2022.

Participants: Jürgen Spitzmüller (University of Vienna), Jonas Hassemer (University of Vienna), Carina Lozo (University of Vienna), Anna Weichselbraun (University of Vienna), Keith Murphy (University of California - Irvine), Eitan Wilf (Hebrew University), Terra Edwards (University of Chicago), Kamala Russell (University of Chicago), Taylor Lowe (University of Chicago), Susan Gal (University of Chicago), Constantine V. Nakassis (University of Chicago)


Annual Conferences

Chicago Tamil Forum

The Chicago Tamil Forum (CTF) is a workshop for scholars working on modern Tamil Nadu to share their on-going, unpublished work. Begun in May 2014, the three-day workshop meets annually at the University of Chicago. The CTF also features working papers (available on-line) that have been discussed in the workshops.

Michicagoan Annual Graduate Student Conference in Linguistic Anthropology

The annual “Michicagoan” conference provides an occasion for students and faculty of the two academic communities to discuss contemporary issues in the sociocultural study of language and related semiotic forms.


Past Conferences

Silencing the Past @25: The year 2020 will mark the 25th anniversary of the publication of Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s seminal text, Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History. This conference used the occasion of this anniversary to reflect both on the continued importance and afterlife of Silencing the Past (STP) and on its relationship to Trouillot’s larger oeuvre.

The Sao Paulo Symposium, May 2013

Trans-Science Conference, December 2012

Knowledge / Value, April and November 2011

Archaeology | Hybridity, February 2011

Everyday Matters, April 2010

Teaching Culture, April 2006