Translation Activity in Late Byzantium
An International Conference
(Ca’ Foscari, Venice, June 11th-13th, 2018)
During the last two Byzantine centuries, a significant number of texts were translated from Latin, but also from Arabic and Italian, into Greek. Most of them are still unedited or available in editions that do not meet the modern academic criteria. Nowadays, these translations are attracting scholarly attention, as it is widely recognised that, besides their philological importance per se, they can shed light on the cultural interactions between Late Byzantines and their neighbours or predecessors. The “Translation Activity in Late Byzantium” conference aims at addressing this desideratum.
This conference has been organized by the Department of Humanities (DSU) of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in collaboration to the Saprat Laboratory of École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris), with the support of PSL University (Paris), of the Centro Interdipartimentale di Studi Storici sul Cristianesimo (Ca’ Foscari, Venice), and of the Associazione Italiana di Studi Bizantini (AISB).
This conference falls under the dissemination activities of the project “Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae Ia IIae translated by Demetrius Cydones and Bessarion’s incomplete Compendium of the translation – A Critical Editio Princeps” (TASTGCEP). This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 703595.
The Organizing Committee:
Prof. Antonio Rigo (Venice)
Prof. Brigitte Mondrain (Paris)
Dr Panagiotis Ch. Athanasopoulos (Venice)