Workshop in “Translation and the Sciences”

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Workshop in “Translation and the Sciences”
Columbia Center for International History
Co-sponsored by the Center for Translation Studies at Barnard College

Fayerweather 411, Columbia University campus
Friday, October 21, 2011

***Please email dcoen@barnard.edu by October 17th to register. Papers
will be pre-circulated.***

9:30 a.m.
Coffee, Welcome, and Introduction

10:00 a.m. – 12:00
Historians, Translators, and Ideas of “Chinese Science”
Benjamin Elman (Princeton), “Tradutore, traditore: Constructing
Science Via Translation in China, 1600-1900”
Carla Nappi (University of British Columbia), “Poison and Oil:
Translating the Translators in Early Modern Science”

Comment: Grace Shen (Fordham)

Translations, Modernities, and Reinventions of Tradition
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Shruti Kapila (Cambridge), “Sanskrit Afterworlds: Remaking the Self in
Colonial India”
Marwa Elshakry (Columbia), “Darwin in Translation”

Global Scientific Communication
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
Michael Gordin (Princeton), “The Dostoevsky Machine: Early Machine
Translation and the Crisis of Scientific Language

Comment and Closing Discussion
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Lydia Liu (Columbia)

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About Erica Mena

Erica Mena is a poet, translator, and book artist.
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