Bodies in Motion: Translating Early Modern Science

Fri., Mar. 22, 2013, 8:30am - Sat., Mar. 23, 2013, 9:30pm

Bodies in Motion: Translating Early Modern Science
March 22-23, 2013
University of British-Columbia

Theme(s): Geography and Sites of Knowing

Final report: See document below

Keynote: Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University and Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor at UBC on The Marriage of Divination and Philology: An Inquiry into the Terminology and Practice of Scholarship in Early Modern Europe (and some other places)
Th. March 21, 2013 5pm

Buchanan Tower, Room 1197

This two-day workshop will bring an international group of scholars together in a project that examines modes and media of translation in the early modern world. Focusing on collaborative learning, the workshop will feature a series of mini-seminars on work in progress by leading international scholars of the narratives and theories of translation in global scientific history, as well as master classes in translating early modern texts. Working across Eurasian contexts and into the Indian Ocean, participants will collectively explore the language-worlds of French, Chinese, Spanish, Persian, Manchu, Portuguese, Italian, and English as they have shaped the knowledge of bodies and their interactions. The event will launch an ongoing and multi-platform project devoted to translation and the sciences in early modernity.

Contact: Carla Nappi,

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