At a press launch at the recent International Children’s Book Fair in Bologna it was announced that the 33rd IBBY World Congress will be held in London from 23rd to 26th August 2012, the first time it will have been in the UK for 30 years. The venue is Imperial College, in London’s cultural heartland, close to major museums and the Albert Hall with Hyde Park just a short walk away.
The theme is Crossing Boundaries: Translations and Migrations, and the call for papers is now open at www.ibbycongress2012.org Papers may explore these topics from a variety of angles and viewpoints, including translations between languages and the migration of people and the stories they carry with them, translations and migrations across media, for example from book to film or play. The deadline for submission is June 30th 2011.
Speakers so far confirmed are:
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