Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Timisoara Romania and PCTS Conference on Language and Communication in the Digital Era

Just got back from a jam-packed three days in Timisoara.  Mary P. Sheridan, my colleague from the University of Louisville, and I gave keynote presentations at the Professional Communication and Translation Studies Conference at the Polytechnic University in Timisoara.

The conference was great--filled with interesting papers and the kind of hospitality Romanian academic conferences are known for.

We both had fun, and people seemed really interested in Digital Humanities (Mary P) and Born Digital Scholarship (me).

AND part of it was held in a beautiful Secession building (the Lloyd Palace designed by Liphot Baumhorn) whose interior I had never seen.

At the end of the last day Mary P. and I stumbled on an Easter celebration orchestrated by City Hall that consisted of Easter Bunnies giving out candy, Mickey Mouse and balloons, a brass band playing American swing, another band play hard disco and a full array of Romanian fashion.  It was a new slant on multi-culturalism.

You can see more pictures of Mary P and me performing (for those of you who just can't get enough of this) on the PCTS Facebook page here.

*Timisoara #Romania #PCTS

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