Genealogies of Knowledge II: Hong Kong, April 2020

Genealogies of Knowledge II: Evolving Transnational, Transdisciplinary and Translational Epistemologies will be the concluding event of the AHRC-funded Genealogies of Knowledge Project. The event, to be held in April 2020, will be hosted by the Centre for Translation at Hong Kong Baptist University in collaboration with the Genealogies of Knowledge Project at Manchester’s Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies.

The Call for Papers for the Genealogies of Knowledge II Conference, which features an exciting line-up of plenary speakers, is available below.

An international conference hosted by the 
Centre for Translation and the Translation Programme, 
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

In collaboration with the
Genealogies of Knowledge Project, University of Manchester, UK

7-9 April 2020

Keynote Speakers

  • Daryn Lehoux | Queen’s University, Canada
  • Tony McEnery | Lancaster University, UK
  • Tejaswini Niranjana | Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Seteney Shami | Arab Council for the Social Sciences, Beirut
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos | University of Coimbra, Portugal & University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Wang Hui | Tsinghua Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, China

Conference Theme

This conference builds on and extends the theme of Genealogies of Knowledge Iwhich was held in Manchester in December 2017 and focused on the role of translation in the production and circulation of political, scientific and other key concepts in social life across time and space. Hosted by the Centre for Translation, Hong Kong Baptist University, Genealogies of Knowledge II will continue to explore how (re)translation, rewriting and other forms of mediation participate in the production and contestation of knowledge and how they renegotiate and/or transform the meaning of key concepts and values at specific historical junctures. This concluding event of the Genealogies of Knowledge project will further seek to widen the platform for enquiry into processes of knowledge construction and circulation by examining how criteria for the recognition and validation of ideas, sources of knowledge, theories and research methods have shifted across cultural spaces, within and across disciplines, and the contribution of translation to effecting such shifts. This event will provide a forum for engaging with questions that address relevant aspects of the emergence of translational, transnational and transdisciplinary epistemologies in various temporal and spatial locations.

[Read full Call for Papers here]

Submission of Abstracts for Individual Presentations

Abstracts of 300-500 words should be sent by 31 March 2019 to Mona Baker (, Luis Pérez-González ( and Stephen Todd (

Notification of acceptance will be given by 30 June 2019.

Submission of Panel Proposals

Panel proposals should be submitted by 30 April 2019 to Mona Baker (, Luis Pérez-González ( and Stephen Todd (

Panel proposals should consist of:

    • proposed title of panel
    • a short outline of the panel/theme (150-200 words)
    • name, affiliation and brief resumé of the panel convener
  • list of presenters (if known)

Panels should consist of 3 papers of 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion each. Multiple panels on the same theme will also be considered.

Notification of acceptance will be given by 31 May 2019.

Important Dates

    • Deadline for Submission of Abstracts for Individual Presentations: 31 March 2019
    • Deadline for Submission of Panel Proposals: 30 April 2019
    • Notification of acceptance for Individual Presentations: 30 June 2019
  • Notification of acceptance for Panel Proposals: 31 May 2019