Translation in Antiquity, Translating Antiquity: Methods and practices

Confirmed keynote speakers: Rachel Mairs, University of Reading; Siobhan McElduff, University of British Columbia; Oliver Taplin, University of Oxford. The thematic area Traveling Texts. Translation and Transnational Reception at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo is organising a two-day workshop on the broad topic of translations of Greek and Latin texts in antiquity and in modern times.

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Researching Citizen Media

Researching Citizen Media

Researching Citizen Media – Methods and Ethics   An interdisciplinary workshop to be held at the University of Manchester, UK 15-16 September 2016   Heightened distrust in traditional forms of governance and mainstream media industries has given rise to alternative repertoires of action that now occupy a prominent place in public consciousness across the globe. In this context, unaffiliated individuals and collectives

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How a thousand years of Arabic scholarship advanced scientific debate

Ptolemy

The Guardian recently featured an article including examples of important manuscripts illustrating how, from the ninth to the nineteenth centuries, scholars and scribes used Arabic as a lingua franca to debate and develop scientific ideas. Arabic-speaking scholars translated classical Greek, Persian and even Sanskrit texts on topics such as medicine, mathematics and astronomy. These scholars went far beyond translation and preservation

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Research Associate: Genealogies of Knowledge (available from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2020)

University of Manchester

University of Manchester Closing date : 29/05/2016 Reference : HUM-08115 Genealogies of Knowledge: The Evolution and Contestation of Concepts across Time and Space is a 4-year, AHRC-funded project investigating the historical evolution and transformation through translation of key concepts in political and scientific thought that can often be traced back to the ancient Greek world, focusing on translations into early

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