Final Call for Papers: Genealogies of Knowledge I

University of Manchester

Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space

The University of Manchester

7-9 December 2017

Final Call for Papers

Hosted by the research team leading the AHRC-funded Genealogies of Knowledge project at the University of Manchester, this conference will provide a forum for engaging with questions of current import in relation to the role of translation in the production and circulation of political, scientific and other key concepts in social life across time and space…

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Conference News

  • Deadline for the submission of individual paper abstracts extended to 31 March by popular demand;
  • Submission period for contributions to thematic panels now open;
  • Full information on keynote speakers and their papers now available online.

Extended Deadline for Submission of individual Paper Abstracts

By popular demand, the deadline for submission of individual paper abstracts has been extended to 31 March 2017.

Abstracts of 300-500 words on any of the conference themes should be sent by 31 March to Professor Mona Baker (, Professor Luis Pérez-González ( and Professor Peter Pormann (peter.pormann@

Submission Period for Contributions to Thematic Panels Now Open

The period for the submission to the conference thematic panels is now open. Paper proposals for the thematic panels should be submitted directly to panel convenors by 31 May.

Full information on the conference panels and their convenors:

Keynote Speakers

The organisers are pleased to confirm the participation of the following keynote speakers:

    • Edward Baring, Drew University, US;
    • Cristina D’Ancona, Univeristy of Pisa, Italy;
    • Eivind Engebretsen, University of Oslo, Norway;
    • Theo Hermans, University College London, UK;
    • Marianne Maeckelbergh, Leiden University, Netherlands;
    • Robert Wisnovsky, McGill University, Canada.

Full information on the keynote speakers and their sessions is available here.


Full Conference Rate (3 Days, inclusive of refreshments and lunch):

  • Early Registration (before 15 October 2017) £250;
  • Late Registration £325;
  • Students, Early Registration £180;
  • Students, Late Registration £225;

Single Day Registration £125;

Conference Dinner £45.

Important Dates

  • Submission of abstracts (individual presentations): 31 March 2017;
  • Notification of acceptance of individual abstracts: 17 April 2017;
  • Submission of panel proposals (directly to convenors): 31 May 2017;
  • Notification of acceptance of panel abstracts: 15 June 2017;
  • Early Registration opens: 1 July 2017.