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ILIESI Institute Lessico Intellettuale Europeo e Storia delle idee
National Research Council

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Via Carlo Fea 2
00161 Roma

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INSTITUTE | Introduction

The Istituto per il Lessico Intellettuale Europeo e la Storia delle Idee (ILIESI) is dedicated to the history of cultural and scientific terminology. ILIESI focuses on the phenomenon of cultural migration, which accompanies the whole history of civilizations while involving continuous relations and reciprocal exchanges among diverse cultures, and thus translations (in their widest sense) of texts and modules from one to another context, be it linguistic, economic, political, or cultural. Its researchers investigate several epochs under the assumption that at the root of the history of philosophy and of the sciences and more generally of the history of ideas lie textual corpora that have been developed in the context of each discipline over the centuries. Historical semantic tools consider technical uses and ambiguities, synchronic and diachronic inter-relations, translations and transpositions across lexical fields. The specificity of their methodology requires keeping close to texts, individual terms and lexical families. Hence the publication of lexica, indices and concordances, the setting-up of data-bases and scientific data processing applied to technical terminology in the humanities.

last update 25/01/2017


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