TextWorlds: Digital Perspectives on the Composition and Distribution of Writing from the Ancient World. Evenemanget ges på engelska.
- Date: –17:00
- Location: Gamla observatoriet, Kyrkogårdgatan 8 A, 75210 Uppsala, Sweden Centre for Integrated Research on Culture and Society (CIRCUS)
- Organiser: Rune Rattenborg
- Contact person: Rune Rattenborg
The conference is open to everyone.
TextWorlds: Digital Perspectives on the Composition and Distribution of Written Corpora from the Ancient World aims to explore comparative perspectives on the scale and distribution of written corpora from the ancient world. Contributing projects and researchers traverse a timeframe of some five millennia of human history, offering expert, data-driven insights on written corpora from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas, and introducing databases representing close to half a million individual records. The conference is organised by TextWorlds: Global Mapping of Texts from the Pre-Modern World, a two-year research network initiative at Uppsala University funded by the Uppsala University Center for Integrated Research on Culture and Society (CIRCUS) for 2020-2021. Bringing together a diverse and interdisciplinary group of researchers with a shared interest in text, writing, and language from all corners of the globe, the network proceeds from a basic curiosity as to the distribution and composition of text corpora in the pre-modern world, that is, from the emergence of writing c. 3400 BCE and up until the rise of the printing press c. 1500 CE.
The conference is open to everyone. Attendants will need to register in advance and indicate whether they will participate in-person or remotely. Please note that several speakers will be participating remotely, and that in-person seats are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis at the organiser's discretion. Refreshments for in-person attendants will be provided. Please submit your registration via this link before 9 June 2022. For questions and queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.