Methods and visualization tools for the analysis of medical, political and scientific concepts in Genealogies of Knowledge

Authors: Saturnino Luz & Shane Sheehan in Palgrave Communications OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-020-0423-6 Abstract: An approach to establishing requirements and developing visualization tools for scholarly work is presented which involves, iteratively: reviewing published methodology, in situ observation of scholars at work, software prototyping, analysis of scholarly output produced with the support of text visualization software, and interviews with users. This approach

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Jowett’s Thucydides: A corpus-based analysis of translation as political intervention

Author: Henry Jones in Translation Studies OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14781700.2020.1732230 Abstract: Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War is a key text in the classical Greek canon and an important source of insights into the structures and tensions at the heart of ancient Athenian democracy. Consequently, modern interpretations of his analysis have repeatedly played a major role in shaping debates on the viability and

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Community and authority in ROAR Magazine

Author: Jan Buts in Palgrave Communications OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-020-0392-9 Abstract: This article responds to a common critique of corpus-based studies as decontextualized exercises in linguistic analysis by illustrating how, in the case of internet-based data, the concordance line can reveal rather than obscure aspects of a textual body’s cultural constitution. The data for the study consists of 100 articles

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Rehumanizing the migrant: the translated past as a resource for refashioning the contemporary discourse of the (radical) left

Author: Mona Baker in Palgrave Communications OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0386-7 Abstract: This study examines conceptions of outsiders to the polity, focusing on the lexical items migrant(s), refugee(s), and exile(s) in both internet- and print-based sources. Drawing primarily on a subsection of the Genealogies Internet Corpus consisting of left-wing sources, I argue that left-wing politics is currently caught up in the rhetoric of the

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Editions, translations, transformations: refashioning the Arabic Aristotle in Egypt and metropolitan Europe, 1940–1980

Author: Kamran Karimullah in Palgrave Communications OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0376-9 Abstract: Like translations, critical editions can play an important role in the language-mediated evolution of political concepts. This paper offers a case-study of a modern edition of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics by the famous twentieth-century Egyptian philosopher and father of ‘Arab existentialism’ Abd al-Rahman Badawi (d. 2002). It draws on ancient Greek and

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Shifting characterizations of the ‘Common People’ in modern English retranslations of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War: A corpus-based analysis

Author: Henry Jones in Palgrave Communications OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0348-0 Abstract: Little research has yet explored the impact of (re)translation on narrative characterization, that is, on the process through which the various actors depicted in a narrative are attributed particular traits and qualities. Moreover, the few studies that have been published on this topic are either rather more anecdotal than

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Retranslating Thucydides as a scientific historian: A corpus-based analysis

Author: Henry Jones in Target: International Journal of Translation Studies OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/target.19082.jon Abstract The nineteenth century was a period of dramatic change in Europe for the idea of history. While from antiquity through to the eighteenth century, historiography had broadly been considered an artistic and rhetorical activity, this view gradually lost ground in the nineteenth century to an

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Searching for Statesmanship: a Corpus-Based Analysis of a Translated Political Discourse

Author: Henry Jones in Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought Open Access Volume/Issue: Volume 36: Issue 2 Link: https://brill.com/view/journals/agpt/36/2/article-p216_2.xml Keywords: translation; statesmanship; democracy; Plato; Aristotle; classical Greece Abstract With its connotations of superior moral integrity, exceptional leadership qualities and expertise in the science of government, the modern ideal of statesmanship is most commonly traced back to

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Genealogies of Knowledge Conference I (Dec. 2017): Video recordings now available

The Genealogies of Knowledge project team is pleased to announce that video recordings of all six keynote presentations delivered during our first international conference last year in December 2017 are now available to view online. Please click on the links below to access these resources. Each speaker’s abstract and bio data can additionally be found here. Keynote presentations   Robert

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Genealogies of Knowledge Software – Developments and Enhancements

The Genealogies of Knowledge project has recently announced the release of the GoK corpus browser interface for researchers wishing to work with the range of corpora developed as part of this project. This is a substantial resource which is constantly being expanded. It currently consists of the following sections: Modern English Corpus: 17,757,212 tokens Internet English Corpus: 1,201,414 tokens Classical Greek

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