Asia and Europe in Translation – Interdisciplinary Perspectives


6 November 2014 – 8 November 2014
University of Zurich, Ethnographic Museum,
Pelikanstrasse 40, 8001 Zurich

Organizer: URPP Asia and Europe, Research Field 2 Entangled Histories
Prof. Dr. Hans B. Thomsen (Institute of Art History)
Dr. Julia Obinger (Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies)
Dr. Julia Orell (Institute of Art History)


Histories and discourses of translation, and concepts of cultural translation are being continuously revised in a variety of disciplines. “Translation” also plays a crucial role in the research undertaken at the URPP Asia and Europe, both in its narrower meaning of translating between languages and in the conceptual implications of cultural translation. This conference investigates both notions of translation with regard to transfers between contexts in the entangled histories of Europe and Asia from an interdisciplinary and broad historical perspective.

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