Kategorie: World Scripts

Thomas S. Mullaney: The Chinese Typewriter

Thomas S. Mullaney presented his ongoing work on the Chinese typewriter as a participant of the Zukunftsphilologie Winter Academy “World Scripts: Concepts and Practices of Writing from a Comparative Perspective” that was organized by the Forum Transregionale Studien and the...

Bodhisattva Kar: “Reading Stones, Writing Skins: The Savage Naga and the Limits of Language”

Bodhisattva Kar (University of Cape Town), “Reading Stones, Writing Skins: The Savage Naga and the Limits of Language”. He held this lecture during the Winter Academy „World Scripts: Concepts and Practices of Writing from a Comparative Perspective“, Panel: „Concepts of...

Stefan Leder: “Arabic Philology and the Conquest of Foreign Languages”

Stefan Leder is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Martin-Luther-University in Halle/Germany and since October 2007 director of the Orient-Institut Beirut including the institute’s Istanbul branch (Orient-Institut Istanbul) till 2010. Prior to his engagement with the OIB, he was...

Margherita Trento “From Orthodoxy to Orthography. Writing Christianity in the Tamil Country (XVI-XVII centuries)”

From Orthodoxy to Orthography: Writing Christianity in the Tamil Country (XVI-XVII centuries) In my research project, I explore the history of the literary and social techniques employed by Roman Catholics to localize Christianity in early modern Tamil Nadu. Molding together...