Wason Conference 2018

Wason Conference 2018

Cornell University Library and Ohio University Libraries are pleased to announce that they will jointly organize the 7th International Conference of the World Confederation of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies (WCILCOS) from September 27 to 28, 2018, on Cornell University’s campus in Ithaca, NY. This event is held in conjunction with the centennial jubilee of Cornell University Library’s Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia.

The conference theme will be Transnational Migration from the Global Perspective. During the past two decades, scholars and librarians around the world have greatly increased their interest in the study of transnational migration and related archival materials. Many migrants maintain various ties to their homelands while they are incorporated into their adopted countries. The study of transnational migration has emerged as an inherently interdisciplinary field across borders, even as the political and cultural salience of nation-state boundaries remains strong. Scholars and librarians are inseparable partners in transnational migration studies, and this conference will provide them with an excellent opportunity to understand and analyze each other’s challenges, exchange ideas and experiences, and share common concerns. This event will also honor the 100th anniversary of the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia at Cornell University Library.