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21.05.2018 12:07 Alter: 29 days

Knowledge in Translation


Conference Announcement

Theme: Knowledge in Translation
Type: A Series of three two-day Colloquia
Institution: Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge
Location: Berlin (Germany)
Date: 4.–5.6. / 20.–21.6. / 5.–6.7.2018


What happens when knowledge is transferred across cultural
boundaries? How is it affected by moving between different media and
passing through institutional frameworks? This series of three
two-day colloquia will explore the translation of knowledge in
different contexts over time and space. Each event consists of a
public lecture and a panel discussion on the first day, and a closed
group masterclass on the second day.

Register for the “Knowledge in Translation” Masterclasses at:
translation_masterclass@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de


(1) Translation in Ancient Mesopotamia

June 4, 2018
2–3.45pm Lecture, Christine Proust (CNRS, Paris): From Clay to Modern
Editions: the Metamorphoses of Numbers
3.45–4.15pm Break
4.15–6pm Panel discussion: Matteo Valleriani (MPIWG)
MPIWG, Main Conference Room

June 5, 2018
11am–3pm Masterclass, Tensions between Variability of Ancient Texts
and Normativity of Databases: Case Studies
A working lunch will be served
MPIWG, Room 215


(2) Translation in Late Imperial China

June 20, 2018
2-3.45pm Lecture, Joachim Kurtz (Heidelberg University): Knowledge in
Translation: Euro-American Missions in Late Imperial China
3.45–4.15pm Break 4.15–6pm Panel discussion: Dagmar Schäfer (MPIWG)
MPIWG, Main Conference Room

June 21, 2018
11am–3pm Masterclass, Constructing the Language of Modernity
A working lunch will be served
MPIWG, Room 215


(3) Translation in Modern Eastern Europe

July 5, 2018
2-3.45pm Lecture, Michael Gordin (Princeton University): Machine
Translation before and after the Iron Curtain
3.45–4.15pm Break 
4.15–6pm Panel discussion: Charu Singh (University of Cambridge)
HU Berlin, Main Building, Room 2249a, “Marmorsaal”

July 6, 2018
11am–3pm Masterclass, Science in a “Minor Language”
A working lunch will be served
MPIWG Villa, Room 005


About the Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge:

The Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge is the result of
cooperation between the Freie Universität (FU), the Humboldt
Universität (HU), the Technische Universität (TU), and the Max Planck
Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG). It was conceived to
support an extensive network of Berlin-based historians of science
and, more broadly, of knowledge. As a forum for new and shared
research projects, as well as for public dialog, the center aims to
increase Berlin’s visibility as a site of research, and to anchor the
multidisciplinary topic “history of knowledge” in teaching and
research.

For questions or comments regarding the series, please write to:
translation_masterclass@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de


Contact:

Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin
Germany
Web: http://www.wissensgeschichte-berlin.de