Philological Encounters in the Early Modern World

Book History Seminars

20 September 2013
13:00 - HUMA Seminar Room, 4th floor, University Av. South,
Upper Campus, University of Cape Town

  • Ananya Kabir
    (King's College, London)
    Spiritus lenis, spiritus asper:Words in the Mouth of Sir William Jones
  • Adrien Delmas
    (IFAS, Johannesburg)
    The Codex Mendoza (Mexico) and the History of Writing from the 16th to the 17th c.
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The Arts and Crafts of Literacy

Manuscript Cultures in Muslim Sub-Saharan Africa

Book History Seminars

5-6 September 2013
University of Cape Town
International Conference

An International Conference convened by:

Dr Dmitry BONDAREV (Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, University of Hamburg)
Dr Andrea BRIGAGLIA (CCI; Department of Religious Studies, UCT)
Prof Shamil JEPPIE (Tombouctou Manuscripts Project – HUMA, UCT)
Dr Mauro NOBILI (Department of Religious Studies/ Tombouctou Manuscripts Project – HUMA, UCT)

 

The conference features contributions by leading specialists in the field of Muslim manuscript cultures in sub-Saharan Africa. The papers cover different dimensions of manuscripts (materials, technologies, practices and communities involved in the production, commercialisation, circulation, preservation, and consumption) produced in sub-Saharan Africa, either in Arabic or in local languages written in the Arabic alphabet (ajami).

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Re-discovering the de Gironcourt collection of West African Arabic manuscripts

Book History Seminars

14 August 2013
14:00  - IFAS Conference Room, 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein

Mauro Nobili
University of Cape Town

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Book History Seminars 2013

2nd Semester

Provisional Programme for the Second Semester:

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Textual Commodities in Empire

Book History Seminars

10-11 June 2013
WiSER Seminar Room
6th floor, Richard Ward Bdg, East Campus, Wits University

International colloquium on themes of global circulation and reading across empires and their afterlives.

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