Scholarly & Social Meeting: From Translation to Adaptation: The Origin of Species in Hungary

Type: 
Lecture
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Building: 
Nador u. 11
Room: 
Hanak room
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 5:30pm
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Date: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Scholarly & Social Meeting: From Translation to Adaptation: The Origin of Species in Hungary

Katalin Straner

 

Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species is considered to be a foundation of evolutionary biology due to its concept of evolutionary adaptation through natural selection, but its widespread popularity is also attributed to the interest it has attracted from the crowds of non-specialist readership since its publication in 1859. The presentation will focus on the background of the publication of the first full Hungarian translation of Laszlo Dapsy (1873-74), and examine this specific moment in the cultural relocation of a specific text and the new attributes and meanings it acquires in the process. Special attention will be given to the aims and agendas of the translator and the various scientific and non-specialist circles involved in the translation and publication of Origin in Hungary, their ideas on the development of the Hungarian scientific language and the possible wider implications of Darwinism as an indicator of progress.

PROGRAM:

17:30 - 18:15: Presentation by Katalin Straner

Place: Hanák Room (Nádor 11, 2nd floor)

18:15 - 18:50: Discussions

19:00 - open end: Drinks and informal meeting of students and faculty.

Place: Spájz Kocsma (Lázár utca 7, see www.aspajz.hu for details).

We are looking forward to seeing you all.