Newsletter May 2017

University of ManchesterWelcome to the third issue of the AHRC Genealogies of Knowledge project e-newsletter, featuring news on the people, events and activities associated with the project.

Second Call for Papers: Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space

Hosted by the research team leading the AHRC-funded Genealogies of Knowledge project at the University of Manchester, this conference will provide a forum for engaging with questions of current import in relation to the role of translation in the production and circulation of political, scientific and other key concepts in social life across time and space.

Details of all six thematic panels and their convenors, the Keynote Speakers and their presentations, are available online. Individual and panel abstracts are now also being added to the site…
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Henry-JonesHenry Jones

I am the second Post-Doctoral Research Associate to start work on the Genealogies of Knowledge project. Having received my BA in French Studies from the University of Sheffield, I came to Manchester in 2012…

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Corpus Semiotics: Reassessing ContextGenealogies of Knowledge

This forthcoming workshop (5 June 2017) is envisaged as a forum for discussing a variety of contributions on the intersection of context, medium and methodology in corpus analysis. Possible themes include multimodal analysis, annotation as adaptation, visual and aural corpora, digital rhetoric, semiotic interaction, and intercultural translation.
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The Conditions of PossibilityThe Conditions of Possibility: Democracy, Security, and Futurity in Post-Coup Cairo

Ian Alan Paul is a transdisciplinary artist, theorist, and curator. His practice encompasses experimental documentary, critical fiction, and media art, aiming to produce novel conditions for the exploration of contemporary politics and aesthetics in global contexts. Drawing upon fieldwork undertaken between 2013 and 2015, this talk will explore 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..

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Digital HumanitiesDigital Humanities: Knowledge and Critique in a Digital Age

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.
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