Genealogies of Knowledge Conference I (Dec. 2017): Video recordings now available

The Genealogies of Knowledge project team is pleased to announce that video recordings of all six keynote presentations delivered during our first international conference last year in December 2017 are now available to view online. Please click on the links below to access these resources. Each speaker’s abstract and bio data can additionally be found here. Keynote presentations   Robert

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CFP: Translation as Political Act

Translation as Political Act Perugia, Italy 9-10 May 2019 A two-day conference hosted by the Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, University of Perugia, Italy in collaboration with the Genealogies of Knowledge project. Conference website: http://home.translationaspoliticalact.net/ Confirmed speakers include: Mona Baker, Nicole Doerr, Fruela Fernandez, Lynne Franjié, Guy Rooryck and Lieve Jooken. Call for Papers Version française Versione italiana Translation, both in the restricted sense of

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Constructing the ‘Public Intellectual’ in the Premodern World

Constructing the ‘Public Intellectual’ in the Premodern World A two-day conference co-hosted by the Genealogies of Knowledge project, the Division of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, and the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester, UK 5th-6th September 2019 | Chancellors Hotel, Manchester Call for papers Plenary speakers Important dates Venue Registration Contact Call for papers A notable feature

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Translation and conceptual change: The historical development of jiao 教 in Chinese and its impact on the concept of ‘religion’ in English scholarship

The historical development of jiao 教 in Chinese and its impact on the concept of ‘religion’ in English scholarship I-Hsin Chen | The Chinese University of Hong Kong Translation and Interpreting Studies, 13(2): 317–336. Link: https://benjamins.com/catalog/tis.13.2  ABSTRACT: This article contends that the traditional Chinese concept of jiao (teaching) has, through translation, greatly influenced the conceptual development of ‘religion’ in English-language scholarship.

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Translation and conceptual change: Consequences of the conflation of xiao and filial piety in English

Consequences of the conflation of xiao and filial piety in English James St. André | The Chinese University of Hong Kong Translation and Interpreting Studies, 13(2): 293–316. Link: https://benjamins.com/catalog/tis.13.2  ABSTRACT: This article examines the development over time of the English expression “filial piety” in order to document how, at least partly in response to pressure from an equivalence that is established with

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The Palestinian Animal League (PAL) reports on ‘Developing and Translating Rights’ event

The blog post reproduced below was written by a member of the Palestinian Animal League (PAL). It reports on the recent Developing and Translating Rights event, hosted by the Genealogies of Knowledge project and held at the University of Manchester on 19th June 2018. PAL in UK PAL was pleased to be invited to an event organised by the Centre for Translation and

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‘Developing and Translating Rights’ event

Developing and Translating Rights A half-day event co-hosted by the Genealogies of Knowledge Project and the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester, UK 19 June 2018 | Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester Programme Abstracts Registration Venue Contact About the event The concept of human rights, as enshrined in the UN Declaration of Human Rights, itself translated into more than 501

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‘Mutations in Citizenship’ event (23 March 2018)

‘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 23 March 2018 | Kanaris Theatre, Manchester Museum   Programme Abstracts Venue Registration Contact About the event Migration has always played an important role in the history and

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CFP: Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies (5th edition)

  The Centre for English Corpus Linguistics of the University of Louvain is organizing the fifth edition of the Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies conference series in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) on 12-14 September, 2018. UCCTS is a biennial international conference which was launched by Richard Xiao in 2008 to provide an international forum for the exploration of the theoretical

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The transmission of Greek philosophy and medicine

Aileen Das | British Library blog Link: https://www.bl.uk/greek-manuscripts/articles/the-transmission-of-greek-philosophy-and-medicine  Ancient Greek philosophy and medical writing were extremely influential on later thought, both in the West and in the East. Aileen Das traces some of the strands of this remarkable journey, from Greek to Syriac, Arabic, and Latin. Severus Sebokht (d. 666/667 CE) writes: [Philosophy] does not belong to the Greeks alone, but can

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