We are pleased to announce the programme of the conference that will conclude the seminar series on Scribal Identity and Agency, hosted by the Early Text Cultures research network at the University of Oxford. The event will take place online on Zoom (UK time) on 16 – 17 December 2021 and will include talks on the Late Bronze Age city of Ugarit, ancient Rome, medieval Christianity and Islam, and monastic communities in early modern Ethiopia and Tibet. To receive the link please register here.
Abstracts can be found here.
PROGRAMME (UK TIME)
DAY 1 (16 December)
Introduction & Greetings
Session 1. Urban Scribes in Mediterranean Antiquity: East and West
Philip Boyes (Cambridge)
Script and Identity in Late Bronze Age Ugarit
Benjamin Hartmann (Zurich)
Consequences of Literacy: Identity and Agency of Roman scribae
Session 2. (Non-)Marginal Scribal Identities in the Christian and Islamic Middle Ages
Elaine Treharne (Stanford)
Networks of Female (?) Scribal Activity, 1100-1250
Vevian Zaki (Oxford)
To be a Scribe of Christian Arabic Texts: Skills and Challenges
DAY 2 (17 December)
Session 3. Inscribing Religious Communities into the Modern Era
Brenton Sullivan (Colgate)
Monastic Constitutions and the Dissemination of Administrative Power in Premodern Tibet
Denis Nosnitsin (Hamburg)
Scribes from Ethiopia (East Tigray): Practices, Profiles, Portraits
Everyone is extremely welcome.