Keynote Speakers

Peter Burke


Peter Burke is Emeritus Professor of Cultural History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge UK.  He has published 23 books, including Languages and Communities in Early Modern Europe (2004) and Cultural Translation in Early Modern Europe (2007, co-edited with R. Po-Chia Hsia), both with Cambridge University Press.

Hugo Cardoso

HUGO CARDOSO.jpgHugo Cardoso is a researcher specializing in creoles with the University of Lisbon Centre for Linguistics (CLUL) and Associate Editor of the Revista de Crioulos de Base Lexical Portuguesa e Espanhola. His publications include the monograph The Indo-Portuguese language of Diu (Utrecht, LOT, 2009) and the (co-)edited volume Ibero-Asian Creoles: Comparative perspectives (John Benjamins, 2012).

Antje Flüchter

ANTJE.jpgAntje Flüchter is Professor of Cultural History at Bielfeld University. She has led several important projects relating to transculturality in the Early Modern period, with a particular emphasis on the role of Jesuits. Her publications include the edited volume Translating Catechisms, translating Cultures: The Expansion of Catholicism in the Early Modern World, Leiden (2017) and The Dynamics of Transculturality. Concepts and Institutions in Motion (with Jivanta Schöttli), Springer 2015.

Feria Ghazoul

Feria Ghazoul is an Iraqi scholar, critic, and translator. She is professor of English and comparative literature at the American University in Cairo, and editor of Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics. She has written extensively on modern and medieval literature and is the author of Nocturnal Poetics: The Arabian Nights in Comparative Context (AUC Press, 1996).

Theo Hermans

THEO.jpegTheo Hermans is Professor of Dutch and Comparative Literature at University College, London. He has published extensively in the field of Translation Studies, with a strong focus on translation history and theory. His publications include the (co-)edited multilingual handbook, Übersetzung – Translation – Traduction (De Gruyter) in which he wrote the chapter on ‘Concepts and Theories of Translation in the European Renaissance’ (Vol. II, 2007).

Joan-Pau Rubiés

JOAN-PAU.jpgJoan-Pau Rubiés is ICREA Research Professor in History at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, specializing in cross-cultural encounters in the Early Modern world. His publications include Travel and Ethnology in the Renaissance: South India through European Eyes, 1250-1650 (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and ‘Ethnography and Cultural Translation in the Early Modern Missions’, Studies in Church History 53: 272-310.