The Priority Programme 2130 ‘Early Modern Translation Cultures’ of the German Research Foundation is pleased to announce its 4th annual conference on the subject ‘Translation Spaces – Spaces in Translation’, to take place at the University of Göttingen Observatory from 14 to 16 September 2022.
In order to give as much scope as possible to personal exchange after two years of pandemic conditions, the conference will take place as an in-person-only event. All interested parties are cordially invited to register with Jutta Gilles (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 25 July 2022.
The aim of the conference is methodological reflection on and historical examination of the connection between the translational and the spatial turn in research settings devoted specifically to the Early Modern period. The focus will thus be on an early epoch of globalization during which the ‘old’ world took increasing interest in non-European regions and cultures. Spurred on by Europe’s exponentiated multilingualism and territoriality, European translation cultures resonated worldwide by way of the bidirectional channels of colonialism in the Early Modern period. In the process, they interacted with translation cultures elsewhere, in turn bringing about reactions and sparking new developments within Europe.
You can find the programme here.