The Early Text Cultures research network at the University of Oxford is pleased to announce the programme of the workshop Translating Cultures in Contact, which will conclude the seminar series on Textual Cultures in Contact. The event will take place online on Zoom, on Tuesday 5th July, from 9:00 to 16:00 BST (UK time).
The event will explore dynamics of textual and cultural translation in Hellenistic Egypt, the medieval Latin, Greek and Arabic worlds, and Tibet and Mongolia. Please find the programme below; abstracts can be found on our website.
To receive the Zoom link for the event, please register here.
9:00–9.10 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Domenico Giordani, UCL / University of Oxford
9:10–10:20 SESSION I: BYZANTINE TRANSLATIONS OF LATIN
CHAIR: Domenico Giordani, UCL / University of Oxford
1. On the boundaries of philology and history of science: the Greek translation of the Semita Recta
Flavio Bevacqua, Università degli Studi di Padova
2. Translating Saint Jerome into Greek: the Life of Hilarion (BHL 3879)
Anna Lampadaridi, Paris, CNRS (UMR 5189 HiSoMA)
10:20–11:30 FIRST BREAK
11:30–12:30 SESSION II: HELLENISING ANCIENT EGYPT
CHAIR: Jordan Miller, University of Oxford
3. Textual and Historical Observations on Inscribed Foundation Plaques of Hellenistic Egypt
Efstathia Dionysopoulou, Université de Lyon II
4. Untranslatability and the Case of Ptolemaic Priestly Decrees
Giulia Tonon, University of Liverpool
12:30–13:30 LUNCH BREAK
13:30–14:40 SESSION III: TRANSLATING FOUNDATIONAL FIGURES
CHAIR: Natasha Downs, University of Edinburgh
5. Tibetan Buddhism and the Cult of Chinggis Khan
Dotno Pount, University of Pennsylvania
6. Greco-Arabic, Beyond Translation: Homer by the Rivers of Babylon
Teddy Fassberg, Tel Aviv University
14:40–15:00 THIRD BREAK
15:00–16:00 SESSION IV: FINAL ROUNDTABLE
CHAIR: Flaminia Pischedda, University of Oxford
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We look forward to seeing you there!
All best wishes,