Jun 26-27, 2019
Premodern Experience of the Natural World in Translation
- 09:30 to 18:00
- Max Planck Research Group (Premodern Sciences)
The conference will explore the different ways in which experience of the natural world was conveyed through translations in late medieval and early modern Arabic, Hebrew, Latin, Sanskrit, Chinese and vernacular thought, practices, and artefacts. Translation and transmission processes of experience of the natural world affected some key characteristics of experience. The conference topic is divided into three rubrics: Concepts, Toolkits, and Layouts. In Concepts, we will examine how and why premodern experience of the natural world is epistemically transformed, transposed, and rearranged through linguistic transfer processes. In Toolkits, we will study how the experiences of the premodern translators re-shaped and reconfigured experiences of the natural world in translation from the source texts, images, and materialities to the target domains. In Layouts, we will spotlight acts of translation that involve transformations of the layout and media in or by which premodern experiences of the natural world are represented, consumed, and reproduced.
MPIWG, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Contact and Registration
The event is open to up to 20 visitors on a first-to-register-first-serve basis. We would, therefore, kindly ask you to register with our office at your earliest convenience, but no later than Friday, June 21, 2019.