Navigating the Text: Textual Articulation and Division Across Cultures

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Merton College and The Queen's College, Oxford

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Merton College, The Centre for Manuscript and Text Cultures at Queen's College and The Centre for the Study of the Book at the Bodleian Library are delighted to invite you to the Conference "Navigating the Text: Textual Articulation and Division Across Cultures", which will take place on 3-4 May, 2019.

The conference will bring together 13 experts working on various pre-modern manuscript and epigraphic cultures: from Chinese bamboo strips to North European Runic stones, and from Mesopotamia to Mesoamerica. Each speaker will present a case study covering the common and unique strategies of text structuring in the culture of their interest. The participants will focus in particular on such aspects as titles, borders, spacing, script, the use of colour and the interplay between internal composition and the visual presentation. Through cross-cultural discussion, the participants will gauge how much textual composition is dependent on a particular culture, script and medium, and to what extent textual composition is truly shared across cultures.

A detailed programme with information on speakers and their case studies is available online: http://navigatingthetext.org.

The conference is open to everyone interested in comparative study of pre-modern textual cultures.

The conference is organised by the Centre for Manuscript and Text Cultures at The Queen's College, Oxford and Merton College. It is supported by the Centre for the Study of the Book at the Bodleian Libraries.


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