Medieval Ethiopia: A Colloquium

The Virgin and Child with the Archangels Gabriel and Michael, late 15th-early 16th century.
Tempera on parchment. Gospel manuscript from the Monastery of Gunda Gunde (Tigray, Ethiopia); digital image courtesy of the DSU, UTSC Library (©M. Gervers, 2002)

Am Centre for Medieval Studies der Universtiy of Toronto findet vom 10.-11. März 2017 ein Kolloquium zu ‚Medieval Ethiopia‚ statt. Das Veranstaltungsposter finden Sie hier.

Das Programm: Weiterlesen

Conscious voices : concepts of writing in the Middle East ; proceedings of the Berne Symposium, July 1997

Band 72 der Beiruter Texte und Studien, ‚Conscious voices : concepts of writing in the Middle East ; proceedings of the Berne Symposium, July 1997‚ hg. von Stephan Guth, Priska Furrer und Johann Christoph Bürgel ist nun Open Access auf MENAdoc verfügbar.

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Salonica: a multi-cultural city in the Ottoman Empire and the Greek state between the World Wars

Das Van Leer Jerusalem Institute hält vom 22.-23. Mai 2017 eine Konferenz zum Thema ‚Salonica: a multi-cultural city in the Ottoman Empire and the Greek state between the World Wars‚ ab. Der Call for Papers ist bis zum 31. Oktober 2016 offen. (Call for Papers auf MENALIB)

Kernthemen sind:

• The  formation  of  Salonica  as  an  Ottoman  city  –  cultural,  social, economical and demographic ramifications.
• Salonica’s languages – Greek, Ottoman Turkish, Ladino, Armenian, Italian, French and interlingual encounters.
• Material culture and visual art:  architecture, plastic arts, dress, tombstone engravings, manuscripts etc.
• Mystical traditions in Salonica: Sufi groups, Sabbateans, Kabbalistic and Christian beliefs.
• Conversion and interreligious crossings.
• Literature in and about Salonica: popular literature, poetry, journalism, travelogues and modern literary genres.
• The voices of Salonica: the city’s various musical traditions.
• Educational institutions and textbooks.
• The image of multi-cultural coexistence.
• The rise of Greek nationalism in Salonica.
• The economy as a sphere of inter-communal encounters and competition.
• Significant historical events and their influence on cultural trends among the local  population, such as the arrival of the exiles from Spain, the Great Fire of 1917, the Greek-Turkish exchange of populations and the influx of refugees from Anatolia.
• The tanzimat and processes of modernization and change in Salonica at the turn of the 20th century.
• The shaping of Salonica-related myths.
• Intercultural trends in Salonica between the wars.

Myths, historical archetypes and symbolic figures in Arabic literature : towards a new hermeneutic approach ; proceedings of the International Symposium in Beirut, June 25th – June 30th, 1996

Band 44 der Beiruter Texte und Studien ‚Myths, historical archetypes and symbolic figures in Arabic literature : towards a new hermeneutic approach ; proceedings of the International Symposium in Beirut, June 25th – June 30th, 1996‚ hg. von Angelika Neuwirth, Birgit Embaló, Sebastian Günther und Maher Jarrar ist nun als Open Access auf MENAdoc verfügbar.

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