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Navigating the Text: Textual Articulation and Division Across Cultures - 03-04/05/2019, Oxford (Engl

The participants will explore the diversity of approaches to text segmentation and structuring in various epigraphic and palaeographic traditions before the modern period. The conference aims to cover the regions of Northern Africa, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Near East, South Asia, East Asia and Mesoamerica.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 03-04/05/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Merton College - The Queen’s College (Oxford, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Merton College; The Queen’s College; Centre for Manuscript and Text Cultures; Centre for the Study of the Book, Bodleian Libraries.

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9:10 – 9:55: Laura Löser, Faculty of Classics Roman funerary inscription from Odenwald, ca. 2nd century CE

9:55 – 10:40: Matt Kimberley, the British Library A Khotanese medical text Jīvakapustaka, 9th-10th century CE

10:40 – 11:10: Coffee break

11:10 – 11:55: Kristian Jensen, the British Library 1498 printed edition of Horatius Opera with various commentaries

11:55 – 12:40: Francesco Bianchini, St John’s College A copper-plate charter tablet from ca. 650 CE, Gujarat, India

12:40 – 13:30: Lunch

13:30 – 14:00: A visit to Merton College’s mediaeval library with a short presentation on the Neo-Assyrian tablet of King Ashurbanipal, 668-627 BC

14:00 – 14:45: Andreas Winkler, Oriental Institute Egyptian astrological manual in Demotic, 100-200 CE

14:45 – 15:30: Lesley Smith, Harris Manchester Commentary on the Psalms by Peter Lombard, Paris, 12th century CE

15:30 – 16:00: Coffee break

16:00 – 16:45: Michael Zellmann-Roehrer, Faculty of Classics Greek sales contract in Greek, Aramaic and Nabataean, near Zoara (Arabia), 130 CE


9:00 – 9:45: Nafisa Valieva, University of Hamburg Gadla Lālibalā (Life of Lālibalā), Ethiopia, 14-15th century CE

9:45 – 10:30: Chris Foster, Pembroke College Ancient Chinese “daybooks” from Zhoujiazhai, 2nd century BCE

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee break

11:00 – 11:45: Heather O’Donoghue, Linacre College Karlevi runestone from the island of Öland, Sweden

11:45 – 12:30: Christian Prager, University of Bonn Mayan hieroglyphic manuscript Dresden Codex, 13th century CE

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 14:45: Umberto Bongianino, Khalili Research Centre Deluxe Arabic dictionary from Islamic Spain, 1124 CE

14:45 – 15:30: Parsa Daneshmand, Wolfson College Neo-Assyrian divinatory commentary in Akkadian

15:30 – 16:00: Coffee break

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