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Lecture | Canonical Cultures Symposium

Innovative Epigraphy: New Approaches to the Study of Inscriptions

Friday 1 December 2017
Pieterskerkhof 6
2311 SR Leiden

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce the first symposium of the LIAS Canonical Cultures Research Network 2017-18.

This year’s symposium will focus on the study of inscriptions, a subject of prime importance to all engaged in the study of premodern Asia and the Middle East.

The symposium will have a keynote presentation by Prof. Richard Payne (University of Chicago): An Epigraphic State: The Early Iranian Court and Its Monumental Writings.

He will be joined by three Leiden-based researchers who will present aspects of their own work on, respectively, early Arabic, Indian, and Egyptian inscriptions:

Ahmad Al-JalladThe Digital Frontier: North Arabian epigraphy in the 21st century

Csaba DezsőPoetic Diction in Sanskrit Inscriptions: Royal Panegyrics from Early Mediaeval South and Southeast Asia

Jacques van der VlietText and Space in the Epigraphy of Christian Egypt

Canonical Cultures Network Page

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