7-8 October event: Conference – words laying down the law: Translating Arabic legal discourse

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Words Laying Down the Law: Translating Arabic Legal Discourse 
7-8 October 2019

The Governance Programme at the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations is delighted to invite you to the conference Words Laying Down the Law: Translating Arabic Legal Discourse on 7-8 October 2019.

What is the impact of translation on the diffusion of legal concepts between domains of discourse? Does the translation of legal terminology modify the perception of the corresponding legal phenomena in observable and applied ways? How are words translated from legal discourse into everyday discourse, and does translation happen in the other direction?

The conference will include historical perspectives from the 19th century’s legal transition, theoretical perspectives on translation and linguistics in combination with law and politics, and applied perspectives on practicing and teaching legal translation in different contexts. The conference includes four keynote speakers, a roundtable debate, and 12 presentations from emergent and established scholars in the Middle East and North Africa as well as Asia, Europe and North America.

Download the provisional programme.

Keynote Speakers
Prof Myriam Salama-Carr, University of Manchester.
Prof Baudouin Dupret, Sciences Po Bordeaux​​.
Prof Roberta Aluffi, University of Turin​.
Dr Neveen Al Saeed, Ain Shams University, Cairo.

This conference is organised by AKU-ISMC’s Governance Programme. The Governance Programme’s annual workshops and conferences on a range of themes explore how Muslim societies develop political systems that promote public welfare, achieve popular legitimacy and recognise minority rights in a time marked by heated debates over tradition, religion and modernity.

Time and Venue
7-8 October 2019: 7 October (16.00-19.30), 8 October (9.00-18.00)
Atrium Conference Room,
Aga Khan Centre,
10 Handyside Street,
London N1C 4DN

This event is free but booking is essential. Book as soon as possible.


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