Newsletter April 2018

University of Manchester

Forthcoming Event

Developing and Translating Rights, 19 June 2018

Developing and Translating RightsA half-day event co-hosted by the Genealogies of Knowledge Project and the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester. This event will explore how the concept of ‘rights’, as framed by the complexity of human rights law, is enacted and enabled beyond cultural and linguistic boundaries, through translation and interpreting, and can be articulated from different perspectives…

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Latest News


Mutations in Citizenship’: Activist and translational perspectives on migration and mobility in the age of globalisation

A recent research symposium, hosted by the Genealogies of Knowledge project and the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies at the University of Manchester, featured contributions by Professor Moira Inghilleri, Dr. Polina Kliuchnikova, Dr. Tanja Müller, Professor Loredana Polezzi and members of the Genealogies of Knowledge research team…

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CASSCorpora and Discourse International Conference

The fourth international Corpora and Discourse conference (CAD 2018) will be held at Lancaster University from Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June 2018. The conference will be hosted by the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS). Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (CADS) investigates the employment of corpus techniques to examine how language is used in social contexts for communicative purposes….


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The Saxon Academy of SciencesGerman academy launches project to document Arab and Islamic heritage

The Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig, Germany has launched a digital platform to document millions of books and manuscripts from the Arab and Islamic world. The platform, named The Arab Library, provides researchers and academics access to rare and original historical texts…


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RSC Public Seminar SeriesExile, refuge and the Greek polis: between justice and humanity

This seminar argues that the diverse range of relevant Greek practices and values both reflected and helped to shape complex and shifting ancient Greek ideas about the city, citizenship, democracy, justice, freedom, virtue and gender. Throughout its argument, connections and contrasts are drawn between ancient Greek and modern practices and ideology, and their underpinnings in broader ethical and political ideals. Modern practices and values concerning aid to refugees draw on, and combine, different ancient Greek approaches and traditions, as well as departing from them…

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