New Research Network Twitter

The Genealogies of Knowledge project has come to the end of its funded period. Going forward, the team continues to extend its activities through a dedicated Research Network. As part of this development, we have set up a new Twitter account. The old project account will become inactive, so please follow the new page if you would like to remain

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Using Corpora to Trace the Cross-Cultural Mediation of Concepts through Time: An interview with the coordinators of the Genealogies of Knowledge Research Network

Mona Baker, Shanghai International Studies University, China & University of Manchester, UK Jan Buts, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Henry Jones, Aston University, UK Interview and translation by Zhao Wenjing, Zhengzhou Shengda University and Henan Normal University, and Yang Guosheng, Henan Polytechnic   (1) Can you say something about the remit and scope of the Genealogies of Knowledge project? How does

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Editions, translations, transformations: refashioning the Arabic Aristotle in Egypt and metropolitan Europe, 1940–1980

Kamran Karimullah Palgrave Communications volume 6, Article number: 3 (2020) OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0376-9 Abstract Like translations, critical editions can play an important role in the language-mediated evolution of political concepts. This paper offers a case-study of a modern edition of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics by the famous twentieth-century Egyptian philosopher and father of ‘Arab existentialism’ Abd al-Rahman Badawi (d. 2002). It draws on

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Sketching women: a corpus-based approach to representations of women’s agency in political Internet corpora in Arabic and English

Authors: Kamran Karimullah in Corpora OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.3366/cor.2020.0184 Abstract: In this paper, I use methods from corpus linguistics to examine patterns pertaining to the representation of women in online Arabic- and English-language political corpora. I highlight the discursive differences and similarities that characterise the two corpora. Using word sketches, I identify representational categories in each corpus that are indexed

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Methods and visualization tools for the analysis of medical, political and scientific concepts in Genealogies of Knowledge

Authors: Saturnino Luz & Shane Sheehan in Palgrave Communications OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-020-0423-6 Abstract: An approach to establishing requirements and developing visualization tools for scholarly work is presented which involves, iteratively: reviewing published methodology, in situ observation of scholars at work, software prototyping, analysis of scholarly output produced with the support of text visualization software, and interviews with users. This approach

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Jowett’s Thucydides: A corpus-based analysis of translation as political intervention

Author: Henry Jones in Translation Studies OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14781700.2020.1732230 Abstract: Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War is a key text in the classical Greek canon and an important source of insights into the structures and tensions at the heart of ancient Athenian democracy. Consequently, modern interpretations of his analysis have repeatedly played a major role in shaping debates on the viability and

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Community and authority in ROAR Magazine

Author: Jan Buts in Palgrave Communications OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-020-0392-9 Abstract: This article responds to a common critique of corpus-based studies as decontextualized exercises in linguistic analysis by illustrating how, in the case of internet-based data, the concordance line can reveal rather than obscure aspects of a textual body’s cultural constitution. The data for the study consists of 100 articles

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Rehumanizing the migrant: the translated past as a resource for refashioning the contemporary discourse of the (radical) left

Author: Mona Baker in Palgrave Communications OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0386-7 Abstract: This study examines conceptions of outsiders to the polity, focusing on the lexical items migrant(s), refugee(s), and exile(s) in both internet- and print-based sources. Drawing primarily on a subsection of the Genealogies Internet Corpus consisting of left-wing sources, I argue that left-wing politics is currently caught up in the rhetoric of the

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Editions, translations, transformations: refashioning the Arabic Aristotle in Egypt and metropolitan Europe, 1940–1980

Author: Kamran Karimullah in Palgrave Communications OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0376-9 Abstract: Like translations, critical editions can play an important role in the language-mediated evolution of political concepts. This paper offers a case-study of a modern edition of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics by the famous twentieth-century Egyptian philosopher and father of ‘Arab existentialism’ Abd al-Rahman Badawi (d. 2002). It draws on ancient Greek and

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