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Film, Video Quantifying Transatlantic Translation

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  • Quantifying Transatlantic Translation


  • Marlena Cravens, a CLIR/Mellon Dissertation Fellow in Original Sources, hosted by the Library of Congress' Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD), presented "Quantifying Transatlantic Translation". This presentation explores the transatlantic relationship between translation, language-teaching, and New World conquest in the late 15th century. The research using spectral imaging, FORS, FTIR and densitometry reveals wear on bindings, watermarks, marginalia and dirty pages, and indicates that New World priests used language-teaching and translation as strategic tools for conversion and pedagogy.

Event Date

  • August 04, 2020

Running Time

  • 1 hours 14 minutes 28 seconds

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  • video
  • image
  • online text

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