Language in the Global History of Knowledge

Language in the Global History of Knowledge

Veranstalter
Floris Solleveld & Toon van Hal (Centre for the Historiography of Linguistics, KU Leuven)
Ausrichter
Centre for the Historiography of Linguistics, KU Leuven
Veranstaltungsort
online
PLZ
3000
Ort
Leuven
Land
Belgium
Vom - Bis
29.04.2021 - 30.04.2021
Von
Floris Solleveld, Department of History, KU Leuven

This workshop discusses various ways in which language and the study of language figured in the global history of knowledge, from the 16th to the early 20th century.

Language in the Global History of Knowledge

This workshop discusses various ways in which language and the study of language figured in the global history of knowledge, from the 16th to the early 20th century. In the expanding network of mercantile, missionary, and colonial relations, language was both a vessel and a barrier for the transmission of knowledge. Moreover, languages became an object of knowledge and theory-formation in themselves, in ways that diverged from how their speakers knew their language and their world.

Our aim is to address the interrelations between these different kinds of knowledge. The emergence of the language sciences has to be understood both in relation to traditions of textual scholarship within different cultures, and to developments in other fields of science (broadly understood).

To receive a Zoom link for both days, please contact luz.vandenbruel@kuleuven.be

Programm

Thursday 29 April
14:00-17:00 CEST

Sabine Dedenbach (University of Sterling)
Knowledge shared through language and enactment: How God became an Apu

Asaph Ben-Tov (University of Copenhagen)
Enquiries touching the Diversities of Languages and Religions: Edward Brerewood (c. 1565-1613) and other universal histories of language and religion in the seventeenth century

Sven Osterkamp (Ruhr University Bochum)
Polyglot interpreter Yoshio Gonnosuke (1785–1831) and his unpublished Dutch–Japanese Comparative Syntax

Ian Stewart (Queen Mary, London)
Language and the Development of Racial Thought: J.C. Prichard and the Case of British Ethnology

Luz van den Bruel (KU Leuven)
Language as a Racial Characteristic: Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman’s Views on the Languages of the Americas in Relation to the Unity of Mankind

Friday 30 April
14:00-17:00 CEST

Michiel Leezenberg (University of Amsterdam)
From Cosmopolitan to Vernacular in the Language Sciences: A Global History Perspective

Judith Kaplan (UPenn)
The Turfan Expeditions and the Instrumentality of Philological Knowledge

Pascale Rabault-Feuerhahn (ENS, Paris)
War(s) and peace: the role of international conflicts in the reorganization of Orientalist knowledge, as exemplified by the history of Orientalist congresses

Floris Solleveld (KU Leuven)
The Global Networks of 'Pygmäen-Schmidt': Wilhelm Schmidt and the Afterlives of 19th-Century Ethnolinguistics

Kontakt

luz.vandenbruel@kuleuven.be

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