Vortrag: Martin Worthington (Trinity College Dublin) – “Kunst, Symbolik und Assoziation in der ältesten Schrift der Welt”

Campus Uni Wien, Hof 4, Institut für Orientalistik, Hörsaal des Instituts

Allgemein bekannt ist, dass die Keilschrift – und damit die früheste Schrift der Welt – auf 'Uruk-zeitliche' Piktogramme des 4. Jht. v.Chr. zurückgeht.  Einige Beispiele dafür sind gut bekannt, aber unser Verständnis dessen, wie und warum manche Lesungen zutage traten, ist noch mangelhaft, zumal die piktographische Identifikation oft unsicher und […]

Seminar: Martin Worthington (Trinity College Dublin) – “Schrift und Mündlichkeit in Mesopotamien – wo liegt die Grenze?”

Campus Uni Wien, Hof 4, Institut für Orientalistik, Hörsaal des Instituts

Mit rund einer Million Tonafeln ist die Altorientalistik bekannterweise eines der hinsichtlich seiner Textbasis am besten ausgestatteten Forschungsfelder.  Deshalb wird, mit gutem Grund, die Aufmerksamkeit der Wissenschaftler normalerweise auf den Inhalt der Keilschrifttexte gerichtet, der allerlei Rückschlüsse über mesopotamische Sprachen, Gesellschaft und Kultur ermöglicht. Aber – was passiert, wenn wir […]

Talk: Flaminia Pischedda – Yarrow Stalk Divination in Early China: The Manuscript *Shifa of the Bamboo Manuscript Collection of Tsinghua University in Beijing

Campus Uni Wien/ Hof 4/ Seminarraum

Yarrow Stalk Divination in Early China: The Manuscript *Shifa of the Bamboo Manuscript Collection of Tsinghua University in Beijing In recent decades, the materiality of texts has increasingly attracted the attention of scholars working on early Chinese manuscripts (Meyer 2012; Richter 2013). Studies on materiality, broadly conceived, have in turn generated […]

WORKSHOP Textual Repetition and Creativity in Ancient Mesopotamia, Israel, Egypt, and China.

Universität Wien

WORKSHOP: Textual Repetition and Creativity in Ancient Mesopotamia, Israel, Egypt, and China. 27.02.- 01.03.2024, Marietta Blau Saal, Universität Wien Join us in our workshop "Textual Repetition and Creativity in Ancient Mesopotamia, Israel, Egypt, and China." Below, discover the curated program for the sessions awaiting you. Convener: Nicla De Zorzi Keynote […]

TALK Forced Innovation: Exile and Poetic Language in Medieval China.

Department of Near Eastern Studies of the University of Vienna

We would like to invite you to a talk by Prof. Haun Saussy (University of Chicago) titled "Forced Innovation: Exile and Poetic Language in Medieval China." Exile or banishment has long been a professional liability of intellectuals in many cultures. In China, where almost all literate men were assumed to […]

SEMINAR Strategies for Reading Early Chinese Manuscripts & for Re-Reading Chinese Classics.

Department of Near Eastern Studies of the University of Vienna

REPAC is pleased to announce its two-day seminar on Strategies for Reading Early Chinese Manuscripts & for Re-Reading Chinese Classics. This intensive seminar, with REPAC’s main themes in mind, shall focus on approaches to and tactics for reading unearthed manuscripts from the Warring States period (475-221 BCE), namely texts about […]

TALK Happiness in China circa 1200 BC

Campus Uni Wien, Hof 4, Institut für Orientalistik, Hörsaal des Instituts

We would like to invite you to a talk by Dr. Adam Craig Schwartz (Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology and HKBU) titled "Happiness in China circa 1200 BC". A major oracle bone archive discovered in 1991 (and completely published in 2003) at the former center of the Late Shāng dynasty […]