Friday, August 10, 2012

September 27-28: Conference on Manuscripts in Multiple Languages and Scripts

MANUSCRITOS PLURILINGÜES Y PLURIGRÁFICOS DE ORIENTE Y OCCIDENTE Comité: Giuseppe Mandalà, Alex Metcalfe, Inmaculada Pérez Martín 27-28 Septiembre 2012 Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas C/ Albasanz 26-28, 28037 Madrid The conference deals with the evidence of manuscripts and handwritten documents with multilingual and/or multigraphic structures in Arabic, Hebrew, Latin and/or Greek. The congress aims to connect research frameworks forging new, cross-cultural debates between disciplines, including palaeography, codicology, history, art history, linguistics, and sociology. Particular attention will be given to three regions: 1. Sicily and the Italian mainland 2. The Iberian Peninsula 3. Syria–Palestine The chronological range is broadly medieval, from the sixth to fifteenth centuries. Papers will be based around research aspects of the following two themes: 1. manuscripts: including holy books, scientific and legal texts, literature and theology, glossaries, lexicons, grammars, and other texts for learning a foreign language 2. documents (public, semi-public and private) with particular reference to multilingual chanceries and/or inter-state relationships in the medieval Mediterranean. Línea “Oriente en Occidente. Desafiando fronteras”, CCHS, CSIC Directora: Mercedes García-Arenal Coordinación científica: Giuseppe Mandalà Apoyo técnico: Regina Chatruch del Rio, Amina Naciri Azzouz contacto: tel. +34 916022698

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