The ‘Documents and Manuscripts in the Arab-Islamic World: The Seventh International Society for Arabic Papyrology Conference (ISAP VII)‘ will take place in Berlin from 20-23 March 2018. The Call for Papers is open until 1 October 2017, the Call for Participation until 1 January 2018.
Zum Call for Papers:
During the last years, Arabic papyrology has continued to contribute
significantly to Arabic and Islamic studies: we now dispose of a number
of high standard editions of documents; scholars working on the Islamic
World up to the 16th century counterbalance literary tradition with
documentary evidence; and cooperation with Demotic, Greek, and Coptic
papyrology, as well as with Genizah Studies has steadily improved.
The Seventh International Society for Arabic Papyrology Conference (ISAP
VII) in 2018 will both provide a platform to show the state of the art,
and a purview of the many kinds, genres and languages of Early Islamic
documents (including Arabic, Coptic, and Greek papyri, inscriptions and
coins) within the wider historical context of the time’s manuscript
production. For this, we will have access to the very rich holdings of
the Berlin Papyrus Collection and the Manuscript Collection of the
Berlin Staatsbibliothek. About one third of the contributions will be
devoted to this wider perspective.
The conference will start on the morning of Tuesday, 20 March 2018, and
continue through the morning of Friday, 24 March, 2018. The program will
include 20-minute presentations and an evening lecture, as well as
workshops in the Berlin Papyrus Collection and the Manuscript Collection
of the Berlin Staatsbibliothek. Conference languages will be English,
German, French and Arabic. However, all lectures will be given in English.
Giving a Presentation
Please send a 400-word abstract to Andreas Kaplony
(email@example.com) no later then 1 October, 2017. Notification
regarding the acceptance of proposals will be made by 1 December, 2017.
Participation with no Presentation
Please send a notice of intent to participate to Andreas Kaplony
(firstname.lastname@example.org) no later then 1 January, 2018.
There will be a conference fee charged of 75 Euro. Participation it the
Conference will also require membership in the ISAP (annual fee of 25/15
Euro). Information on membership can be found on the ISAP website
It is hoped that the Conference will be able to offer grants for
scholars not able to obtain institutional funding for travel to Berlin.
Please let us know soon whether you will apply for such sponsorship.
Lajos Berkes (New Testament Studies, HU zu Berlin); Beatrice Gruendler
(Chair of Arabic Studies, FU Berlin); Konrad Hirschler (Chair of Islamic
Studies, FU Berlin); Andreas Kaplony (Chair of Arabic and Islamic
Studies, LMU Munich/ISAP); Verena Lepper (Egyptology, Egyptian and
Oriental Papyrus Collection of the Egyptian Museum, National Museums
Berlin/HU Berlin); Michael Marx (Corpus Coranicum, Berlin-Brandenburg
Academy); Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis (Chair of Byzantine Studies at
the Institute for Greek and Latin Philology, FU Berlin); Tonio Sebastian
Richter (Chair of Egyptology, FU Berlin).