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Dürr-Fischer, Renate




Renate Dürr-Fischer. Ph.D. from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Professor of Modern History at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

Theme Group Fellow (1 Apr. - 30 June 2018)

Borders and the Transfer of Knowledge

Project Description

I will study translation processes in a German Missionary Journal “Der Neue Welt-Bott” that came out from 1726-1759. My research will focus on its first editor, the Jesuit Joseph Stöcklein, and on his translation and re-writing of missionary reports from all over the world. Specifically, how are the maps and images inserted by Stöcklein and how does this reflect and comment knowledge about the world?

Selected Publications

Found in Translation – the search for similarities

Early modern translation theories as mission theories: A case study of José de Acosta

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