Verschlagwortet: Participants

Hanna Nieber “Drinking the Written Qur’an: Scripture and Healing in Zanzibar Town”

Hanna Nieber obtained her Master’s Degree in African Studies from Leipzig University. She currently is working on her PhD project about kombe (Qur’anic medicinal liquid) entitled “Drinking the Written Qur’an: Scripture and Healing in Zanzibar Town” at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS) and at the Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO). With this project she combines her research interests in a material approach to the anthropology of text, the body, religion, and medicine.   Drinking the Written Qur’an:…

Tom Mullaney “Hot Metal Empire: Script, Media, and Colonialism in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East”

Tom Mullaney is Associate Professor of Chinese History at Stanford University, and the author of Coming to Terms with the Nation: Ethnic Classification in Modern China (Foreword by Benedict Anderson). His current project is Hot Metal Empire: Script, Media, and Colonialism in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, a history of linotype and its career in the non-Latin alphabetic world. He is also completing a two-volume history China’s development of a nonalphabetic information infrastructure encompassing telegraphy, typewriting, and computing. The…

Susana Molins Lliteras “Africa starts in the Pyrenees:” The Fondo Kati, between al-Andalus and Timbuktu.”

Susana Molins Lliteras holds a degree from George Washington University in French and Spanish Literature. She completed a MPhil in African Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT), researching the West African Tijaniyya tariqa’s recent history in Cape Town. In 2005, she joined the Tombouctou Manuscripts Project as a researcher and has been an integral contributor to the project’s events and output, concentrating on book history, family collections, African archives and marginalia. Susana is currently finalising her PhD dissertation…

Ulug Kuzuoglu “Informed Minds: Communication, Cognition, and Script in China, 1892-1955″

Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, I received my BA in Sociology and MA in History from Bogazici University. After spending close to two years in China, I started my graduate studies at Columbia University’s International and Global History Program in 2011. Having studied classical and modern Chinese, Japanese, and Russian, while maintaining my lifelong interest in Turkish, Ottoman and Central Asian languages, I have developed a deep interest in questions concerning the history and philosophy of language, writing, and…

Piers Kelly “The preconditions of grammatogeny: A contextual comparison of script invention in Africa and the Asia-Pacific”

Dr Piers Kelly is a linguistic anthropologist based at the Australian National University. His research concerns folk literature, rural utopianism and grassroots literacy practices. His work has centred on the manuscripts of the Eskaya community, a crypto-indigenous movement of the southern Philippines that recuperated a utopian language and script in the 1920s.   The preconditions of grammatogeny: A contextual comparison of script invention in Africa and the Asia-Pacific Over the course of the twentieth century, Africa has been a site…

Hassen Muhammed Kawo “Certificates (ijazat) of the Ulema as devices for the study of book transmission, reading and writing culture in Ethiopia”

Hassen Muhammed Kawo is an Ethiopian. He obtained his first degree (B.Ed) in Arabic Language from the University College of Education of Zanzibar, Tanzania, in 2003; thereafter, in 2008, he earned his MA in Arabic Philology from the Institute of Language Studies, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town, funded by Tombouctou Manuscript Project and supervised by Shamil Jeppie, Associate Professor, University of Cape Town, Department…

Naveen Kanalu “The Script As Speaking The Word: Scribes, Inscriptions, And Sovereignty In The Early Kannada Literary Ecology (900–1200)”

Naveen Kanalu is doctoral candidate in Philosophy at the Université de Strasbourg and the Goethe-Universität. He is also Attaché temporaire d’enseignement et de recherche (teaching and research fellow) at the Université de Strasbourg. His dissertation project deals with the theory of experience in the work of Theodor Adorno. His areas of specialisation include the Critical Theory of the early Frankfurt school, German Idealism, and early modern Indo-Persian culture and literature. In the field of South Asia Studies, he has published…

Branka Ivusic “Seven languages in one (manu)script”

Branka Ivusic is a comparative linguist with a main research interest in language contact phenomena. During the last years, she has been mainly studying language contact and the use of Arabic script in the early modern Balkans and adjacent areas. Her PhD thesis focuses on an Arabic script manuscript from the Ottoman Empire containing texts in various languages of Central and South-East Europe. While deficient in some aspects, Arabic script sources in languages otherwise employing other writing systems often allow…

Judith Bihr “The Subversive Potential of Calligraphical Structures in Contemporary Egyptian Art within a transcultural Perspective”

Judith Bihr studied Literature, Fine Arts and Media studies between 2004 and 2010 at the Universities of Konstanz, Germany and Cairo, Egypt, and graduated with a Master of Arts. Since October 2010, she has been a doctoral candidate and scholarship holder at a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne. She has just completed her PhD in the Department of Art History at the University of Cologne. Her dissertation, titled “Patterns of Ambivalence. Ornamental Structures in Contemporary Egyptian Art – a…

Olly Akkerman “Bohra Manuscript Culture, Archive and Secrecy”

Olly Akkerman is a Doctoral Candidate at the Freie Universität Berlin, trained in Islamic Studies and Philology at Leiden University. Her current project deals the material culture of the Bohra archives and the transmission of its Arabic manuscript tradition.   Bohra Manuscript Culture, Archive and Secrecy The Bohras, a small but vibrant Muslim Shia community in India which is entirely closed to outsiders, hold a secret Arabic Ismāʿīlī manuscript culture. In my research, which is based on both philological work…

May Ahmar “Contact and variation of Aramaic and Arabic scripts”

May Ahmar is a lecturer in Arabic in the Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) department at Columbia University. Her research interests include comparative linguistics, historical linguistics, Semitic languages, semantics, syntax. Her current research is an exploration of word order in Formal Arabic and the Levantine dialects of Arabic, in a historical framework, studying the development of the dialects and their contact with other Semitic languages in the pre-Islamic era. She is additionally interested in how language shapes…

Carmen Brandt “The manifold challenges and functions of script in modern South Asia”

Carmen Brandt Carmen Brandt is a lecturer cum researcher at the South Asia Section of the Institute for Oriental Studies, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg since 2007. Apart from teaching Bengali, Hindi and other courses, she is the author of Educating Santals: The Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Joypurhat (Bangladesh) and the Issue of Cultural Alienation. She has written her PhD thesis on the perception of itinerant communities in Bengal in fictional and non-fictional sources and is also interested in the media…

Participants Winter Academy “World Scripts”

  Name Theme 1. Ahmar, May (City University of NY/ Columbia U) Contact and variation of Aramaic and Arabic scripts 2. Akkerman, Olly (Free University Berlin) Bohra Manuscript Culture, Archive and Secrecy 3. Aydin, Erdem (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul) Modernizing the Ottoman Script in the early 20th century: Revisiting the “Separated Letters” 4. Bihr, Judith (University of Cologne) The Subversive Potential of Calligraphical Structures in Contemporary Egyptian Art within a transcultural Perspective 5. Brandt, Carmen (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) The Manifold…

ACETO, Francesca

Jouer en temps de guerre. Quelques observations sur les formes et les fonctions de la communication ludique à l’époque des guerres d’Italie. « Credevano i nostri principi italiani, prima ch’egli assaggiasse i colpi delle oltramontane guerre, che a uno principe bastasse … Lire la suite

BERGAMO, Nicola

La joute pendant le règne de Manuel Ier Comnène  (1143-1181). Le jeu considéré comme occasion de normaliser les relations politiques et sociales entre Byzance et les royaumes latins d’outremer La joute, cependant, est arrivée à Byzance avec les croisés, puis … Lire la suite

BUREAUX, Guillaume

Jeux et enjeux vestimentaires au sein des pas d’armes. Le costume dans le jeu des rivalités chevaleresques entre Anjou et Bourgogne (1443-1450). Si l’art pictural a eu force de figurer l’importance du vêtement comme marqueur social au sein de la … Lire la suite

BUYKEN, Constanze

Performing gender – Spiele und Machtspiele zwischen Männlichkeit und Weiblichkeit im mittelalterlichen Turnier. Ikonographische, literarische und historiographische Darstellungen von Turnieren vermitteln mitunter den Eindruck einer stark gegenderten Ritualisierung des Zusammentreffens von Männern und Frauen in diesem Spektakel, bei dem der … Lire la suite

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