Symbols and Language in the Transmission of Culture

Join IHRC and our partners Feb. 25-26 for events on the communication of culture and identity through symbolic communication and language. Marija Dalbello speaks at noon on Thursday, Feb. 25, at Andersen Library, and several speakers will discuss the history of Hmong written language later that evening and on Friday, Feb. 26, at other locations.

Marija Dalbello, Associate Professor of Information Science, at Rutgers University will present "Viribus Unitis" - On Circulating Dynastic Fictions in a Transnational Empire" at a Global Race, Ethnicity & Migration noon lecture at 308 Elmer L. Andersen Library on Thursday.

The lecture will be followed by a discussion. The event is open to the public, drinks are provided, and brownbag lunches are encouraged.

The Center for Writing will sponsor several lectures and discussions on the history of Hmong orthography later on Thursday and on Friday.

John Duffy, University of Notre Dame, author of Writing from these Roots: Literacy in a Hmong-American Community will headline the series and speak at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at 135 Nicholson Hall.

A panel by Hmong scholars will be held at 6 p.m. on the campus of Concordia University in St. Paul, with a final roundtable discussion at noon on Friday, Feb. 26, at 125 Nolte Center at the University of Minnesota. Center for Writing events are free, but please consider registering to assist in planning for the events.

For more information on these events, please click on the calendar listings on the right side of the IHRC homepage.