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Call for Papers - Internationaler Workshop - Print Culture and Islamic Thought

05.03.2015


Datum: 8.-9. Mai 2015
Organisator: Ahmed El Shamsy (elshamsy@uchicago.edu)
Ort: Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin


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The term Nahda is often used to describe a cultural movement of revival that began in the nineteenth century. Curiously, however, one of the central parts of this process, namely, the collection, editing, and publication of classical works of Islamic thought and Arabic literature, has remained understudied and undertheorized. This workshop brings together experts from Germany and abroad to explore questions such as the following:


  • How did the adoption of print change what books were known/knowable and read?
  •  How did printing affect the price of books?
  •  Who were the individuals who edited, corrected, and financed the publication of classical works?
  •  How were these individuals connected to previous networks of scholarship in a manuscript culture?
  •  What questions and debates surrounded the selection of works to be printed?
  •  What were the effects of the wider circulation of books made possible by print?
  •  How did standards of editing and correcting and generally the practice of critical philology evolve with the coming of print?
  •  How did printed works differ from manuscripts?
  •  Did editors intentionally omit parts of the works they edited?
  •  What was the relationship between “native” and orientalist scholars in the editing process?


Die Konferenzsprachen sind Deutsch, Englisch und Arabisch, und Beiträge können entweder als traditionelle Vorträge oder als Werkstattgespräche gehalten werden. Vorschläge für Beiträge sind bis zum 5. März 2015 bei elshamsy@uchicago.edu einzureichen. Bei Fragen zum Workshop wenden Sie sich bitte an den Organisator, Ahmed El Shamsy (elshamsy@uchicago.edu).

Zeit & Ort

05.03.2015

Zentrum Moderner Orient