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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New Members of Genealogies of Knowledge Project Advisory Board

Genealogies of Knowledge

We are pleased to announce that three colleagues from Manchester University have recently joined the Genealogies of Knowledge Project Advisory Board: Stuart Jones Stuart Jones is Professor of Intellectual History at the University of Manchester. His research interests focus on the history of political thought and of political concepts in modern Europe, on the history of universities, and on the

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

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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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Call for Papers: Collection and Fragmentation: Medical Compilations from the Orient and Occident and their Sources

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Deadline – 25 May 2017 Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin From the early Byzantine period, a fundamental change in scientific writing is apparent: Instead of argument-based discursive writing, compilations from older treatises viewed as exemplary are found, compilations that have “encyclopaedic” and paedagogic rather than scientific aims. The most comprehensive writings of this genre are the thematically arranged collections of excerpts (“encyclopaedias”)

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Call for Papers: Economies of Cultural Knowledge / London Conference in Critical Thought 2017

London South Bank University

30 June and 1 July 2017 London South Bank University Neo-liberal capitalism has asserted the primacy of “knowledge” in the cultural sphere. Its “Knowledge Economy” agenda has renewed the dialectics of reason and faith, autonomy and control, progress and tradition. “Creative Industries”, with their attendant emphasis on innovation, information and intellectual property, loom large in this renewal – as do

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