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Multilingualism and Exchange in the Ancient and Medieval World

Research group
When Feb 17, 2015 05:00 PM to
Mar 05, 2015 07:00 PM
Where Alison Richard Building
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'Multilingualism and Exchange', a Research Group taking place in 2014-15, will conduct seminars and roundtables throughout the academic year. It will unite scholars of different disciplines to discuss the intellectual and commercial trajectories of goods, travellers and texts which enabled contact between early languages in western Europe and the Mediterranean (c.1000 B.C. - c.1500 A.D.). We intend to explore how far multilingualism was affected by mobility and exchange, considering the phenomenon in the light of the varying international structures of trade, religion, scholarship,and diplomacy which underpinned it. The seminar series will interrogate the nature and extent of linguistic contact involved in the transmission of material culture, seek to reconstruct the networks which permitted this transmission to take place, and examine the impact of mobility on cultural identity.

 

 

Round Table: The Greek Dialects

5 March, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Stephen Colvin (UCL), Matthew Scarborough and Rupert Thompson (Cambridge)