Taboo in Language, Culture and Communication

The 5th edition of the Taboo Conference series

  • Data: dal 28 settembre 2022 alle 09:00 al 30 settembre 2022 alle 18:00

  • Luogo: Università Tor Vergata, Rome

  • Modalità d'accesso: Ingresso previa iscrizione/registrazione a pagamento

The Taboo Conference is an interdisciplinary conference series founded in 2012 by members of the University of Bologna's Department of Interpretation and Translation in order to provide a space for bringing together scholars of various aspects of taboo in a variety of academic fields. Previous editions were held in Forlì (2012), Durham, UK (2014), Barcelona (2016), and Bertinoro (2018). After having been postponed for two years, the conference's fifth edition will take place at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, on September 28-30, 2022 and will focus on taboo in the broad areas of language, culture and communication.

Early bird registration is open until July 15th at the following link: 

Keynote speakers:

Peggy McCracken

Professor of French, Women’s Studies, and Comparative Literature; Director of the Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan

Translating Taboo: Danger, Desire and the Limits of Human Being

Rodney Jones

Professor of Sociolinguistics; Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Reading

Sex, Lies and Digital Video: Negotiating the Right to Look in the Age of Social Media

Tony Veale

Associate professor at UCD, University College Dublin

The Worst of Bot Worlds