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Translating Wisdom: Classical Traditions from Around the World

Monday, April 1, 2024

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Modern & Classical Languages
Special Collections, UH Libraries

How does translating ancient texts impact the understanding of their ideas? Does the method of translation (oral, written, digital) change the meaning of the texts? Using seminal works from Greek, Latin, Hebrew, and Sanskrit, panelists explore the impact of cultural differences and technological advancements on the translation of ancient texts.

Presented by: Richard Armstrong; Bhavya Tiwari; Caryn Tamber-Rosenau; Casey Due-Hackney; Francesca Behr; T. Vijayalakshmi

View original manuscripts and books from the 11th to the 18th centuries, including works by Homer, Virgil, Vyasand, Valmiki, a Torah scroll and the Qur’an.

Lunch will be served.

Rockwell Pavilion, M. D. Anderson Library
Stacey Michael
Assistant Director, Global Events
Institute for Global Engagement