Tracing the Impact of Latin Translations of Arabic Texts on European Society


In this article, Professor Charles Burnett, a world expert in the history of Islamic influences in Europe at The Warburg Institute (London University), retraces the impact the Latin translations of Arabic texts of science and philosophy had on the intellectual progress of Europe in the decisive period that preceded and prepared the Renaissance. The article is based on an interview

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Jan Buts

Jan Buts

I am happy to introduce myself as the Genealogies of Knowledge project’s new Ph.D. Student. At my alma mater, KU Leuven, I was trained as a linguist and literary scholar, specialising in the Dutch and English languages. During my early educational years, I developed a keen interest in poetry and rhetorical narratology, research fields which I tended to approach through

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Conference Announcement 2017

Genealogies of Knowledge

Plans for holding the first international conference organized by the Genealogies of Knowledge team are well under way. The conference is intended to provide a space for scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to discuss various aspects of the impact of translation and other processes of mediation on the evolution of concepts across time and space. It will also provide an

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Arabic translators did far more than just preserve Greek philosophy

Socrates and his Students, illustration from 'Kitab Mukhtar al-Hikam wa-Mahasin al-Kilam' by Al-Mubashir, Turkish School, (13th c) Photo by Bridgeman

Peter Adamson (Professor of philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) In European antiquity, philosophers largely wrote in Greek. Even after the Roman conquest of the Mediterranean and the demise of paganism, philosophy was strongly associated with Hellenic culture. The leading thinkers of the Roman world, such as Cicero and Seneca, were steeped in Greek literature; Cicero even went

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Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of Michigan

Fellowship period: September 2017 – May 2018 Application deadline: January 15, 2017 The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) at the University of Michigan invites postdoctoral scholars to apply for the Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship supports research on the broad historical, political, economic, and societal conditions under which democracies emerge—and autocracies endure. Three awards are available in 2017-18.

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The Tenth Annual Intensive Introduction to Islamic Codicology

Islamic Manuscript Association

3–7 October 2016 Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK The Islamic Manuscript Association, together with the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation, Cambridge University Library, and the University of Cambridge’s HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies, announces its Tenth Annual Intensive Introduction to Islamic Codicology Course, which will be held from 3-7 October 2016 at the Cambridge University Library. This intensive

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Translation and Knowledge: From Knowledge Production to Collective Intelligence on the Web


12-14 January 2017 Ajou University, South Korea Knowledge production and dissemination have long been of interest to scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds. Within the field of translation studies, the role of translation in the production, transmission and transformation of knowledge has been the focus of recent investigations by a number of research groups, including, but not limited to, the organizers

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Genealogies of Knowledge Corpus – software tools

open source

The analysis tool under development for this project is available as a Java WebStart software tool which you can start by clicking on this button:Start GoK Tool Additionally, the software and plugins are available for download at : This software connects a modnlp based concordance browser to the most recent update of the genealogies corpus. The corpus may be

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Corpus Linguistics Conference 2017

university of Birmingham

24 – 28 July 2017 University of Birmingham The International Corpus Linguistics Conference 2017 will take place from Monday 24 to Friday 28 July at the University of Birmingham. Opening plenary Susan Hunston, University of Birmingham Keynote speakers Susan Conrad (Portland State University, US) Andrew Hardie (Lancaster University, UK) Christian Mair (University of Freiburg, Germany) Dan McIntyre (University of Huddersfield,

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