Translation and the Circulation of Knowledge in Early Modern Science,
Warburg Institute, London,
28th June 2013
A one-day colloquium on the role of translation and translators in the circulation of knowledge in Early Modern science.
In recent decades, scholars have offered myriad new insights into the exchange and propagation of scientific ideas in the early modern Republic of Letters. Within this vibrant field, however, the part played by translation and translators remains little studied. This colloquium will explore the role of translation in early modern science, providing a forum for discussion about translations as well as the translators, mediators, agents, and interpreters whose role in the intellectual history of the period remains ill defined and deserves greater attention.