Teaching the Codex 3

Date: Thursday 24 October 2019
Time: 09:00 - 18:00
TS Eliot Theatre, Merton College

Decentring the Codex

There have been two Teaching the Codex colloquia (2016 and 2017) that have focused almost exclusively on the pedagogy and palaeography of Western manuscripts in Latin alphabets. In this third colloquium, we took some first steps in bringing together scholars who work on, and have experience in teaching, manuscript studies across a range of alphabets with script-based panels focusing on Hebraic, Arabic, Chinese, Armenian, and Latin manuscripts. Rather than acting to the exclusion of those working on Western manuscripts in Latin alphabets, it was our hope that, by expanding our geographical focus, we would all benefit from exploring and learning from the pedagogical methods of those working on different alphabets and manuscript traditions, at times written with and on different media.