"Why We (Should) Translate Science and Philosophy", the opening conference of the Einstein project "Aristotle's Poetics in the West (of India) from Antiquity to the Renaissance" will be held on 24 – 25 November 2016. This conference will unite the project team members with scholars across Europe to discuss multilingual editorial techniques and reflect upon these theoretically.
WHY WE (SHOULD) TRANSLATE SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY
Documents on the circumstances, politics, motives, purposes, and process of translation in the West (of India) from Antiquity to the Renaissance.*
BERLIN, 24-25 November 2016
Thursday, November 24th
|9:30-9:45||Welcome. Dimitri Gutas, Beatrice Gründler|
|9:45-10:45||Felix Mundt (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). Latin translations of Greek science and philosophy|
|10:45-11:45||Daniel King (Cardiff University). Why did the Syrians want to translate Greek philosophy?|
|12:00-13:00||Mohsen Zakeri (Göttingen). Translations from Greek into Middle Persian and motivation behind them|
|15:00-16:00||Uwe Vagelpohl (University of Warwick) and Ignacio Sánchez (University of Warwick). Take wisdom from whomever you hear it: Arabic sources on translation|
|16:00-16:15||Hinrich Biesterfeldt (Bochum, Münster). Galen’s Quwā n-nafs revisited|
|16:15-16:45||Isabel Toral-Niehoff (Freie Universität Berlin, Universität Mainz). The Nabatean Agriculture by Ibn Wahshiyya - a Pseudo-Translation by a Pseudo-Translator. The Topos of Translation in Occult Sciences|
|17:00-18:00||Anthony Kaldellis (Ohio State University). Anthology of Byzantine reflections on the circumstances, politics, motives, purposes, and process of translation into Greek|
Friday, November 25th
|9:30-10:30||Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute). Medieval Latin Translators from Arabic Explain Why and How they are Making their Translations|
|10:30-11:30||Dag Nikolaus Hasse (Würzburg). Renaissance Scholars on Translating and Translations|
|12:00-13:00||Gad Freudenthal (CNRS Paris emeritus). Jewish Go-Betweens Reflect on Translating the Languages of Ismael and Edom into the HolyTongue|
|15:00-17:30||Round table (with coffee)|
|17:30-18:00||Free (or drinks)|
Sonderforschungsbereich 980 "Episteme in Bewegung"
*Sponsored by the Einstein Stiftung Berlin and the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin, in Association with the Project "Aristotle's Poetics in the West (of India) from Antiquity to the Renaissance"