Search and visualisation software tools

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The Genealogies of Knowledge Corpus is supported by a set of powerful search and visualisation software tools that are being developed specifically for this project. Working with this software will allow the research team to trace the development and mutation of key concepts that have become a core part of our academic and public life, and their contestation and renegotiation by civil society

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Eleventh Islamic Manuscript Conference: Sufism and Islamic Manuscript Culture

Islamic Manuscript Association

13–15 September 2016 Magdalene College, University of Cambridge The Islamic Manuscript Association, in partnership with the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation and the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge, is pleased to announce its Eleventh Islamic Manuscript Conference: Sufism and Islamic Manuscript Culture, which will be held from 13 to 15 September 2016 at

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The construction of medieval Arab medicine

medieval Arab medicine

The construction of medieval Arab medicine Edited by Pauline Koetschet and Peter E. Pormann (2016, Institut français du Proche-Orient) The history of pre-modern Arabic medicine remains shrouded in mystery, not because we would not have sources, but because in their majority, these sources have not been edited or studied. These are the sources that form the basis of the articles

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Citizen Media and Public Spaces

Citizen Media and Public Spaces

Citizen Media and Public Spaces Diverse Expressions of Citizenship and Dissent Edited by Mona Baker and Bolette B. Blaagaard (2016, Routledge) Citizen Media and Public Spaces presents a pioneering exploration of citizen media as a highly interdisciplinary domain that raises vital political, social and ethical issues relating to conceptions of citizenship and state boundaries, the construction of publics and social

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Linnaeus’ Restless System: Translation as Textual Engineering in Eighteenth-Century Botany

Annals of Science

Bettina Dietza Annals of Science, 2015 Summary This article discusses translations of Linnaeus’ Systema naturae into various European languages, in the context of successively expanded editions of Linnaeus’ writings. The ambition and intention of most translators was not only to make the Systema naturae accessible for practical botanical use by a wider readership, but also to supplement and correct it,

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Undone Science: Charting Social Movement and Civil Society Challenges to Research Agenda Setting

Science, Technology, & Human Values

Scott Frickel, Sahra Gibbon, Jeff Howard,Joanna Kempner, Gwen Ottinger, and David J. Hess Science, Technology, & Human Values 35(4), July 2010 Summary ‘Undone science’ is a term used to describe areas of research that are left unfunded, incomplete, or generally ignored but which social movements or civil society organizations often identify as worthy of more research. This article draws on recent

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Magna Carta – 800 years on

Magna Carta Illustration

The Guardian featured an article on the eight hundredth anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015 and the publication David Carpenter’s new translation of Magna Carta as a Penguin Classic, discussing scholarly work on the Magna Carta and its perceived and disputed historical and contemporary legacies. Magna Carta (Penguin Classics, David Carpenter, 2015)

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The letter, the dictionary and the laboratory: translating chemistry and mineralogy in eighteenth-century France

Annals of Science

Patrice Bret Annals of Science, 2015 Summary Eighteenth-century scientific translation was not just a linguistic or intellectual affair. It included numerous material aspects requiring a social organization to marshal the indispensable human and non-human actors. Paratexts and actors’ correspondences provide a good observatory to get information about aspects such as shipments and routes, processes of translation and language acquisition (dictionaries,

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Human Rights, Society and Multi-Level Governance Scholarship

Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University has advertised a joint Ph. D. program coordinated by the University of Padova in Italy. The aim of the program is to develop researchers with a multi/interdisciplinary profile. The program includes research and training in the area of human rights studies, covering the various legal, social, philosophical and economic approaches and methodologies and different geographical areas. The

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