05 October 2018

Social Codicology: The Multiple Lives of Texts in Muslim Societies

Tuesday 9 to Thursday 11 October, 2018

Organizers: Olly Akkerman (Freie Universität Berlin), Léon Buskens (Netherlands Institute in Morocco (NIMAR)/Leiden University), Adrien Delmas (Centre Jacques Berque (CJB), Rabat/CNRS)

Venue: NIMAR & CJB, Rabat 

The Freie Universität Berlin, in corporation with the Netherlands Institute in Morocco (NIMAR)/ Leiden University, and the Centre Jacques Berque are pleased to announce the first international Social Codicology workshop, titled Social Codicology: The Multiple Lives of Texts in Muslim Societies.

This three-day joint workshop will take place in Rabat, Morocco, and focusses on the social and material aspects of manuscripts in Muslim Societies. The main objective of the conference is to go beyond the dominant focus on the reading of texts, manuscripts, and script. Instead, we propose that books and other written materials have many more uses than just reading, purposes which might often be even more important in the social practices of texts. We strongly encourage interest in these other aspects of the social life of texts, looking at them as objects and commodities. 

This is a closed meeting for selected participants. A limited number of listeners can assist, after confirmation. If you're interested, please send an e-mail to nimar@hum.leidenuniv.nl