FMPAA Event: Insights and Challenges of Translating Historical Texts from Medieval Italy and the Portuguese Colonial World

historical-texts-in-translationYou are cordially invited to attend the launch of two books: Essays on Some Maladies of Angola, edited by Prof. Timothy Walker of UMD, and The Final Book of Giovanni’s Villani’s New Chronicle, edited by Prof. Matthew Sneider of UMD and Prof. Rala Diakite of Fitchburg State University.

The three presenters will discuss the process of their respective translation projects as well as provide some background on the original authors and the importance of each text.

The launch will occur on September 22, 2016 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM in the Prince Henry Society Reading Room of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives. The program is free and open to the public and will be in English. Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact Sonia Pacheco at 508-999-8684 or