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"Anchoring the Invention of Writing in Ancient Societies" (Dec 15-17), zoom

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Conference
Anchoring the Invention of Writing in Ancient Societies

15-17 December, Leiden, The Netherlands
Organisers: Ineke Sluiter & Willemijn Waal

If you are interested in attending (live or online via Zoom), please
send an email to Dante Aramideh (d.s.aramideh@hum.leidenuniv.nl)
before 8 December.

Program:

Thursday December 15
14:00 - 14:15 Opening by Willemijn Waal

Paper session 1: Writing and Orality I
14:15 - 14:45 Peter Bisschop -
From Orality to Writing. The Palimpsest of the Purāṇas

14:45 - 15:15 Bernardo Ballesteros Petrella -
The resilience of orality in cuneiform and the alphabet: Greek and
Babylonian epic

15:15 - 15:35 Break

Paper session 2: Writing & Orality II
15:35 - 16:05 André Lardinois -
Sappho's silent children: When and why were Sappho's songs first being read?

16:05 - 16:35 Nienke Vos -
(Il)literacy in early Christian monasticism: Ambiguous anchoring

16:35 - 19:30 Drinks and dinner

19:30 Keynote by Silvia Ferrara -
Writing, in the deep

Friday December 16
Paper session 3: Reflections on the invention of writing, ancient and modern

9:15 - 9:45 Richard Sproat -
A Computational Model of the Invention of Writing. How a New
Technology Evolved without a Change of Medium or Institutional Context

9:45 - 10:15 Henric Jansen -
Who invented writing? Ancient Greek narratives on the invention of the alphabet

10:15 - 10:25 Fresco Sam-Sin -
Introduction to Pseudoscript 10:25 - 11:00 Break

Paper session 4: Co-existence of writing systems
11:00 - 11:30 Remco Breuker -
The Unexpected Attractions of a Clerical Script in Korean Antiquity:
Hyangga in the Samguk Yusa

11:30 - 12:00 Marco Fattori -
Old Persian in Aramic script. Scribal expertise and official authority
in the Late Achaemenid Period

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

Paper session 5: Anchoring writing systems I
13:30 - 14:00 Elon Heymans -
The early alphabetic practice in the southern Levant and the Greek
world: context and function

14:00 - 14:30 Willemijn Waal - T
ying the new to the old. Hittite sealing practices and the
introduction of the cuneiform script in Anatolia

Paper session 6: Anchoring writing systems II
14:30 - 15:00 Ben Haring -
Anchoring the alphabet in the early second millennium BCE

15:00 - 15:30 Guolong Lai -
Anchoring Pictograph. The "Positive" and "Negative" Anchoring of
Pictograph in the History of Chinese Writing

15:30-16:00 Break

16:00 - 17:00 Keynote by Rosalind Thomas -
Continuity and innovation, variety and experiment in early Greek
writing. Can we apply the concept of anchoring innovation?

Saturday December 17

Paper session 7: A last example of anchoring and special areas of
application of writing
10:15 - 10:45 Jan Houben -
Veda and Avesta between Orality and Writing: anchoring the invention
of writing in slow motion

10:45 - 11:15 RJ Barnes -
Writing Reimagined in Greco-Roman Magic

11:15 - 11:45 Rebecca van Hove -
Religion and writing in the invention of archaic Greek legislation

11:45 - 12:15 Break

12:00 - 12:30 Closing remarks by Ineke Sluiter

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