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Full Title: Imagining Alternative Modernities: Interventions from the Balkans and South Asia

Location: Columbus, OH, USA
Start Date: 09-Oct-2014 - 11-Oct-2014
Contact: OSU Sawyer Seminar Email
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Meeting Description: The interdisciplinary conference 'Imagining Alternative Modernities: Interventions from the Balkans and South Asia' will take place at The Ohio State University, Columbus, October 9-11, 2014. The conference completes and complements a series of interdisciplinary activities in 2013-14, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the John E. Sawyer Seminars on the Comparative Study of Cultures grant program. For more information on the seminar, please visit: http://sawyer.osu.edu

Keynote Speakers:

Tomislav Longinović, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, Yale University
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 25.1206

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