The University of Galway and online (November 2/3, 2020)

Urban spaces have always been places of translation (Simon 2012; Meylaerts and Gonne 2014; Cronin and Simon 2014), where encounters between languages and cultures have given birth to both conflict and exchange. In the last few decades, increasingly diverse urban environments have emerged, making coexistence between different communities a key contemporary issue. As a multi-disciplinary event, this conference explores urban spaces (cities and towns) as areas of translation, of dialogue and silence, communication and interaction.