The Power of the Translator: a New History of Cultural Change and Communication

Grant number: FT140100266 | Funding period: 2015 - 2021

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Abstract

Translators are crucial agents of cultural exchange. Understanding how translators construct and perform their role is vital to comprehend societies' conceptions of language and culture. This project aims to produce a new history of cultural change and enhance understanding of the translator’s agency in global communication. This will be achieved by studying the voices of translators as they emerge from manuscripts, prints, and archival documents of the Renaissance, one of the richest periods of cultural interaction between Latin, Greek, and local languages.

University of Melbourne Researchers