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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Has evidence-based medicine ever been modern? A Latour-inspired understanding of a changing EBM

J Eval Clin Practice - cover

Wieringa S, Engebretsen E, Heggen K, Greenhalgh T. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 2017 Abstract Evidence-based health care (EBHC), previously evidence-based medicine (EBM), is considered by many to have modernized health care and brought it from an authority-based past to a more rationalist, scientific grounding. But recent concerns and criticisms pose serious challenges and urge us to look at

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Digital Humanities: Knowledge and Critique in a Digital Age

Digital Humanities

David M. Berry, Anders Fagerjord As the twenty-first century unfolds, computers challenge the way in which we think about culture, society and what it is to be human: areas traditionally explored by the humanities. In a world of automation, Big Data, algorithms, Google searches, digital archives, real-time streams and social networks, our use of culture has been changing dramatically. The

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The Conditions of Possibility: Democracy, Security, and Futurity in Post-Coup Cairo

The Conditions of Possibility

Dr. Ian Alan Paul (Al-Quds Bard College, Abu Dis, Palestine) 9 June 2017 Martin Harris Building – JOHN CASKEN THEATRE The University of Manchester 14:00-16:00 In association with The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Arts and Languages (CIDRAL) Ian Alan Paul is a transdisciplinary artist, theorist, and curator. His practice encompasses experimental documentary, critical fiction, and media art, aiming to

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Call for Panel Papers: Data-driven conceptual history: new methods and approaches

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 University of Manchester 7-9 December 2017 Data-driven conceptual history: new methods and approaches Convenors: Jaap Verheul, Pim Huijnen (Utrecht University) Call for Panel Papers (Adobe PDF) This panel aims to bring together scholars to present the state-of-the-art in digital conceptual history and to discuss epistemological and methodological questions

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Translation in Science – Science in Translation – International Conference, Giessen, Germany, 30-31 March 2017

Translation in Science

14-16 June 2017 International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, Justus Liebig University Giessen In recent years, considerable scholarly attention has been drawn to interdisciplinary research between the fields of Translation Studies and History of Science, which has shed light on, for instance, the workings of scientific communities, the dissemination of knowledge across languages and cultures, and the transformation

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