Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and Humboldt-Universität Berlin are inviting applications for another workshop in the series Scriptorium: Workshops on the study of Oriental manuscripts:
Turkic Manuscript Studies: An Introduction
The participants will be introduced to the study of different codicological and paleographical aspects of Turkic manuscripts and documents, including their periodisation, writing supports, bindings, mise-en-texte, mise-en-page, inks, illuminations, miniature-painting, calligraphy, dating systems, scripts, etc. Beyond the material side of manuscripts social and historical aspects as well as new scientific approaches to the research with handwritten material will be covered. The theoretical part will be supplemented by hands-on sessions, in which the participants have the opportunity to observe the discussed features themselves in Turkic manuscripts kept at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.
The workshop will be conducted by:
Prof. Dr. Claudia Römer (Universität Wien, Institut für Orientalistik):
Monday – Thursday (Ottoman-Turkish Manuscript Tradition)
Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Baldauf (Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften):
Friday – Saturday (Turkic Manuscripts from Central Asia)
Complementary lectures are given by Prof. Dr. Claus-Peter Haase (Freie Universität Berlin/Museum für Islamische Kunst SMB), Dr. Patricia Engel (European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration, Zentrum für Kulturgüterschutz, Donau-Universität Krems), and Katharina Siedler (paper maker and researcher in Berlin).
Venue: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Haus 2, Potsdamer Straße 33
Date: 27 March – 1 April 2017
Keynote Lecture: 27 March 2017 (Prof. Dr. Claudia Römer)
The workshop is intended for advanced MA and doctoral students, and other junior researchers in the fields of Turkish Studies, Islamic Studies, Ethnography or Comparative Manuscript Studies. Dependent on prior arrangement with the home institution, students and PhD candidates are entitled to receive credit points for their participation.
The participation fee is 180 Euro for the complete workshop. Participants, who want to join only for the sessions on Friday and Saturday have to pay 70 Euro. Participation fee for the part from Monday to Thursday is 140 €. The enrollment in the workshop will only be active after payment. Bank details will be communicated to successful applicants by the beginning of December 2016. In case of cancellation the fee cannot be reimbursed. The workshop will be held in English and the number of participants will be limited to 20.
Applications, including a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of your current research project, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail to Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Orientabteilung, Potsdamer Str. 33, 10785 Berlin, until 11 December 2016.