‘Mutations in Citizenship’: Activist and translational perspectives on migration and mobility in the age of globalisation

‘Mutations in Citizenship’: Activist and translational perspectives on migration and mobility in the age of globalisation A research symposium co-hosted by the Genealogies of Knowledge project and the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester, UK 23rd March 2018   Migration has always played an important role in the history and development of human societies, but the past fifty years

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Conference Programme: Genealogies of Knowledge I 2017

Genealogies of Knowledge: The Evolution and Contestation of Concepts across Time and Space

Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space The University of Manchester 7-9 December 2017 Conference Programme The full programme of the Genealogies of Knowledge 2017 Conference can now be viewed and downloaded from the conference website, in both outline and detailed versions: http://genealogiesofknowledge.net/gok2017conference/programme/ Hosted by the research team leading the AHRC-funded Genealogies of Knowledge

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Governance and Public Health in Early Nineteenth-Century Egypt

The Aga Khan University

Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London October 19, 2017 Part of DIALOGUES 2017: a thought-provoking series of seminars on governance in Muslim contexts The Governance Programme at the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations is hosting Governance and Public Health in Early Nineteenth-Century Egypt in the fourth seminar of its 2017 Dialogues Series. Dr.

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The Challenge and Promise of Interdisciplinarity

Baker Centre

Researching Translation and Interpreting I The Challenge and Promise of Interdisciplinarity 13-15 October 2017 School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China First Call for Papers A relative newcomer to the academic world and initially associated with vocational training, translation studies is now firmly established as a vibrant research field in many if not most universities around the

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ARTIS@COLOGNE 2017

Cologne

ARTIS Training Event: Corpora in translation and interpreting studies Cologne University of Applied Sciences (TH Köln) 26 October 2017 An ARTIS onsite training event hosted by the Institute of Translation and Multilingual Communication About the event Building on the success of the Translation Research Summer Schools, run by the University of Manchester, the University of Edinburgh and University College London,

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Truth in translation

John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog

Jane Gallagher John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog 19 September, 2017 https://rylandscollections.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/truth-in-translation/amp/ How do you define truth? In medieval Europe, it was often thought that truth came from ancient texts in Latin or Greek, passed down through generations and only accessible to those who could read them. The truth in these texts could then be spoken to others who couldn’t

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Arabographic Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Universität Leipzig

The OpenITI team, building on the foundational open-source OCR work of Leipzig University’s Alexander von Humboldt Chair for Digital Humanities, has reported Optical Character Recognition (OCR) percentage accuracy rates for classical Arabic-script texts in the high nineties. These numbers are based on tests of seven different Arabic-script texts of varying quality and typefaces, totaling over 7,000 lines (approx. 400 pages,

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Translation in the pre-modern world

Middle Eastern Literatures

Karla Mallette Middle Eastern Literatures, 2017 Abstract Translation occupies a central place in current theories of world literature, but it is not the only way in which texts circulate beyond their original cultural and temporal contexts to become world literature. This article explores the shifting relationship between language and territory, contrasting modern languages as territorially bound by the nation-state with

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Democracy, Futurity, and Security in Post-Coup Cairo (Video)

The Conditions of Possibility

Dr. Ian Alan Paul (Al-Quds Bard College, Abu Dis, Palestine) is a transdisciplinary artist, theorist, and curator. Drawing upon his fieldwork undertaken between 2013 and 2015, this event at the University of Manchester explored the myriad forms of contestation that emerged between the diverse legacies of the January 2011 uprising and the subsequent 2013 military coup in Cairo, Egypt. The

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What was Philology in Arabic?

Freie Universität Berlin

Thursday 13 July – Saturday 15 July 2017 Freie Universität Berlin The international conference will investigate the neglected history of Arabic-Islamic textual practices and interpretative methods in the early modern world from a global and comparative perspective. Although philology has always been a global knowledge practice, no such account of its history has ever been written. Indeed, wherever texts exist,

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