Lexicons of Migration
Bennington College
Bennington, VT

When: November 4-6, 2022

Where: Bennington College, 1 College Drive, Bennington, VT

Topic: Red T: Linguists in Times of Crisis

Lexicons of Migration <br/> Bennington College <br/> Bennington, VT

Scholars, authors, poets and translators from across the world met with an enthusiastic student body to explore Lexicons of Migration: Histories, Texts and Human Lives in Translation at Bennington College’s bucolic campus situated in the Green Mountains of Vermont. The international conference addressed linguistic rights and freedom and focused on translation in times of crisis and upheaval (lexicons-of-migration-histories-texts-and-human-lives-translation).

Marguerite Feitlowitz, a professor of literature and the conference organizer, launched and runs Bennington Translates (bennington-translates), a “multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary translation and interpretation project […] which spans literary, humanitarian, medical, and legal translation and interpretation.” With its concentration on those operating in conflict zones, Bennington Translates dovetailed perfectly with Red T’s cause, and Maya Hess and Naomi Robbins found an engaged audience when they introduced their non-profit’s mission, vision and primary initiatives; indeed, the lively Q&A afterward attested to the students’ deep involvement in the subject matter. 

We thank Marguerite for the invitation and hospitality and look forward to connecting with her within the framework of the Red T Digital Poetry Project.