Call for papers for the workshop “Current Research in Cuneiform Paleography” to be held at the 60th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale (Warsaw, July 2014)
Organizers: Elena Devecchi (Munich/Würzburg), Gerfrid G. W. Müller (Würzburg/Mainz), Jana Mynářová (Prague)
In recent years cuneiform studies have witnessed a growing interest in issues variously related to the broadly defined field of paleography. This has led to the establishment of several projects and the initiation of collaboration devoted to the paleographic analysis of different textual corpora as well as to the development of new methodologies and technologies. Whereas paleography has traditionally aimed at finding “typical” forms of signs and characters by deliberate abstraction, new computer-aided approaches are enabling us to deal with great numbers of variations and variation ranges as well, taking into account the idiosyncrasies of scribal hands to a greater extent. The workshop aims at bringing together scholars from different disciplines who have been working on such topics and giving them the opportunity to share and discuss their results with an international audience of researchers engaged in cuneiform studies. This should provide an up-to-date overview on the current state of the art as well as a setting for discussion of potential developments in philological, historical, cultural and technological research on cuneiform sources.
If you are interested in participating, please submit an abstract by the end of February 2014 to any of the adresses listed below. Please note that all expenses (travel, hotel, congress registration) will have to be covered by the participants.
For any question, do not hesitate to contact us.
Elena Devecchi (Elena.Devecchi at assyr.fak12.uni-muenchen.de)
Gerfrid G. W. Müller (gerfrid.mueller at uni-wuerzburg.de)
Jana Mynářová (Jana.Mynarova at ff.cuni.cz)