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Activities at CSMC, Hamburg

Upcoming Events






















21 - 22 April | Workshop
One Text - Many Forms: A Comparative View on the Variability of Swahili Manuscripts

Programme change: Workshop starts at 3.00 pm
Details and Registration
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
20 - 22 April | NETamil Workshop
Colophons, Prefaces, Satellite Stanzas

Details and Registration
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
20 April 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Oliver Primavesi
LMU Munich
Editing Aristotle: The Case of the De motu animalium
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
13 April 6pm | Lecture
Professor Dr. Karl Schaefer
Drake University
Amulets, Archives, Agency, Dust
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
6 April 6pm | Lecture
Dr. Yukiyo Kasai
The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Berlin Turfan Collection and Its research - Focused on the Middle Iranian and Old Uyghur Texts
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
4 - 5 April | Workshop
Block Print Workshop with Prof. Dr. Karl R. Schaefer

Details and Registration
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
10 - 11 March | Workshop
Bonpo Manuscript Culture: Towards a Definition of an Emerging Field Part 2

Information and Registration
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
3 - 4 March | Workshop
Illustration of History in Medieval Manuscripts

Details and Registration
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
6 - 7 February | Workshop
Indices - Tables of Contents - Registers

Details and Registration
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
NEW Date 26 January, 18 Uhr | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Charles Melville
University of Cambridge
The Illustration of History in Persian Manuscripts
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
19 January 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. David Ganz
Petra Kappert Fellow at the CSMC Hamburg
Script as Character
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
12 January 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Michele Bernardini
University of Naples
The Series Catalogorum, Presentation, Methodology, Future Projects
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
9 Januray | New Petra Kappert Fellow
Charles Melville is Professor of Persian History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Pembroke College. His current research focuses on illustrated manuscripts of Persian chronicles and epic literature, with a particular emphasis on the 13th-17th centuries.
Professor Melville will stay at CSMC until the end of March.

15 December 6pm | Lecture
Dr. Ilse Sturkenboom
University of St Andrews
The Divān of Sultan Aḥmad Jalāʾir (d. 1410) and the Re-Appreciation of Chinese-Style Design in Persian Manuscripts
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
8 December 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Inga Mai Groote
Heidelberg University
Music Theory ‘With Inky Fingers’: Early-Modern Sources and Their Uses for the Circulation of Knowledge
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
1 December | MoU between CSMC and the IHS at National Taiwan University
During a visit in Hamburg on 1 December, Prof. Kirill Ole Thompson, Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (IHS) at the National Taiwan University in Taipei, and the Director of CSMC signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the already well established collaboration between the two institutions. Areas of cooperation include, among others, the exchange of researchers, joint events and research projects.

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17 November 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Ronald Suleski
Suffolk University Boston
A Hand-written Family Genealogy; Constructing the Family in Republican China: Shandong 1944
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
14 - 15 November | Workshop
The Himalayan Paper: History, Identification and Trade

Details and Registration
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
14 November | Professor Veltri member of the Ambrosian Academy
In November, Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Giuseppe Veltri , head of the sub-project B08 on Hebrew manuscripts, has been elected as full member of the Oriental Class by the venerable 'Ambrosian Academy' in Milan. The Ambrosian Academy was founded by the Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Federico Borromeo, on 25th June 1620, under the name of The Drawing Academy (Accademia del Disegno), for teaching painting, sculpture and architecture. The CSMC offers its congratulations.
9 - 12 November | Conference
The Emergence of Multiple-Text Manuscripts

Details and Registration
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
9 November | The University of Hamburg awards the title “Professor” to research associate of the CSMC
In November, the chemist Dr. Ira Rabin who is working in the sub-project Z02 was awarded the academic title “Professor” by the University of Hamburg. She will start teaching in the summer term 2017. The CSMC congratulates and looks forward to an even closer collaboration!
8 November 10 am | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Sascha Ebeling
The University of Chicago
Madras in the 1930s: Metropolis of the Avant-garde
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
31 October 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Randolph Head
University of California, Riverside
European Archivality, 1400-1800: Manuscript Practices, Medial Configurations, and the Promise of Comparison
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
28 October | Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg funds long-term project on Early Medieval Templates for Charters and Letters
CSMC congratulates Prof. Dr. Philippe Depreux, Principal Investigator in sub-project C08, for being granted funding for the long-term research project “Formulae – Litterae – Chartae”. The objective of the project is a new edition of the early medieval Formulae including the unlocking of early medieval letters and charters in the Occident (ca. 500 – 1000). The project will be funded for 15 years.
26 October | Workshop & MoU
African Voices in Islamic Manuscripts from Mali Workshop Closing Ceremony and Signing of MoU
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
24 - 25 October | Workshop
African Voices in Islamic Manuscripts from Mali
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
21 October 9am | Viva Voce
Gidena Mesfin Kebede, M.A.
University of Hamburg
Ethiopian Abənnät Manuscripts: Organizational Structure, Language Use, and Orality
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
21 - 22 October | Workshop
Glossing, Annotating, Illustrating
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
6 - 8 October | Workshop
Textual and Material Craftsmanship:
What does copying a manuscript mean?


Programme with abstracts and poster
Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale, Naples, Italy
4 October 1pm | Viva Voce
Marko Heiles, M.A.
University of Hamburg
Lesersteuerung in deutschsprachigen Losbüchern des ausgehenden Mittelalters
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
27 September - 1 October | Workshop
Summer School in Ethiopian
and Eritrean Manuscript Studies


Details
Hiob Ludolf Centre, Alsterterrasse 1
26 September | Conference
Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies:
Looking back - Looking ahead


Details and registration
Asien-Afrika-Institut (AAI), Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1 (East), Room 221
15 September 7pm | Exhibition Opening
Wonders of Creation - Ottoman Manuscripts in Hamburg Collections
in the atrium of the Hamburg State and University Library
14 September 2pm | Informal Talk
Dr. Nurit Pasternak
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
“Fringe Paratext” and its Narrative – The Volterra Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
25 August | Workshop
Databases and Virtual Environments for Manuscripts
Father Columba Stewart, OSB,
Hill Museum and Manuscript Library

Details und Registration

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
9 - 10 August | Workshop
Legal Manuscripts fom Qin and Han

Details and Registration
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
31 July | Universität Hamburg awards the title “Professor” to Dr. Cécile Michel
In July, the Assyriologist Dr. Cécile Michel of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), external member of the CSMC, was awarded the academic title “Professor” by the University of Hamburg. She will start teaching in the winter term/17. The CSMC congratulates and looks forward to an even closer collaboration!
19 July 6pm | Informal Talk in Chinese
Prof.Dr. Wei Chen
Centre for the Study of Bamboo and Silk Manuscripts at the University of Wuhan
A New Study of the Term "shi he 食禾" Used for Feeding Courier Horses with Grain in the Statutes from Qin and Early Han Times
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
11 July 2pm | Informal Talk
Dr. Théodore Bluche
A2iA, Paris
Deep Neural Networks: Where Do We Stand in Handwriting Recognition?
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
7 July 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Ludger Lieb
University of Heidelberg
Traces: Hunting, Love and the Materiality of Writing in the Middle Ages.
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
23 June | Workshop
Śivajñānapustakāni - “Books of Śaiva Knowledge”: The ‘Śivadharma’ Tradition and its Contribution to the Study of Indian Manuscript Cultures
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
20 June 4pm | Informal Talk
Dr. Kalliopi Lempidaki
Petra Kappert Fellow at the CSMC
Funerary Inscriptions with Fines from Mainland Greece: Evidence Regarding the Use and Reuse of the Funerary Monuments.
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
17 - 18 Juni | Workshop
Tracing Evidences for Manuscripts in Rituals
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
10 - 11 June | Workshop
Manuscripts as Magical Agents

Details and Registration
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
6 June | MoU between the Fudan University and Universität Hamburg
During a visit of a delegation from the Fudan University in Shanghai to CSMC on June 6th, Vice-President Professor Susanne Rupp of the University of Hamburg and Professor Yang Yuliang from the Fudan University signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to enhance cooperation in the field of manuscript studies and beyond. Professor Yang Yuliang is Director of the “Chinese Ancient Books Preservation and Conservation Institute” and former President of Fudan University.
3 June, 2-6pm | Open Day
The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) opens its doors to the public.
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
Invitation and programme (in German)
2 June | MoU between CSMC and the Orient-Institut Istanbul
During a workshop in Hamburg on 2 June, Prof. Dr. Raoul Motika, Director of the Orient-Institut in Istanbul, and the Director of CSMC signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the already well established collaboration between the two institutions. Areas of cooperation include, among others, the exchange of researchers, joint events and research projects.
12 May 6pm | Lecture
Father Columba Stewart, OSB, DPhil
Saint John's University, USA
Making Monks: Pedagogy and Manuscripts in the Gnostic Trilogy of Evagrius Ponticus (d. 399)
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
09 - 10 May | Workshop
Old Mande Manuscripts
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
29 - 30 April | Workshop
Typology of Multiple-Text Manuscripts

Details and Registration
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
28 April 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Ralf Möller
University of Luebeck
eHumanities 4.0: Pitfalls and Potentials
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
19 April 2pm | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Gordon Whittaker
University of Goettingen
How to Write Spanish in Aztec Hieroglyphs: A 16th-Century Mesoamerican Response to a European Alphabet
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
18 April 4pm | Informal Talk
Dr. Stefano Martinelli Tempesta
State University of Milano
The Wanderings of a Greek Manuscript from Byzantium to Aldus’ Printing House and Beyond: the History of the Aristotle Ambr. B 7 inf.
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
14 April 6pm | Lecture
Dr. Pietro De Laurentis
Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”
Sun Guoting’s Shu pu and the Manuscripts from Dunhuang

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
7 April 6pm | Lecture
Dr. Camillo Formigatti
University of Oxford
On Court Poets, Religious Reformation, and Paper Technology in Nepal, 14th-17th Century. A Malla Renaissance?
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
11 - 12 March | Workshop
Bonpo Manuscript Culture: Towards a Definition of an Emerging Field
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
29 February - 2 March | Conference
Natural Sciences and Technology in Manuscript Analysis
The 2nd international conference 'Natural Sciences and Technology in Manuscript Analysis' will be held at CMSC from 29 February to 2 March.
Participation is free, please register online.
Information and registration

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
25 February | New sub-project at CSMC
CSMC congratulates Dr. Stefanie Brinkmann on being granted funding by the German Research Association (DFG) for a new sub-project, entitled “The Leipzig manuscript B.or.227: Paratexts as witnesses of Islamic Ḥadīṯ scholarship”. It will contribute to the research area “Paratexts” and to the working group “Learning”.
22 - 26 February | Winter Academy
OII & CSMC Winter Academy
From 22 to 26 February the CSMC and the Orient-Institut Istanbul (OII) are holding the "OII & CSMC Winter Academy: Manuscript Cultures in Exchange, Coexistence and Isolation" in Istanbul. The program and abstract booklet is available online.

Orient Institut Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
22 February 4pm | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Jill Kraye
Warburg Institute, London
Marcus Aurelius and Seventeenth-Century Antwerp: Philosophy, Philology and Art in the Early Modern Republic of Letters

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
8 February | Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg funds long-term project on Ethiopian Manuscripts
CSMC congratulates Prof. Dr. Alessandro Bausi, Principal Investigator in sub-project C05, for being granted funding for the long-term research project 'Die Schriftkultur des christlichen Äthiopiens: Eine multimediale Forschungsumgebung''A Multimedial Research Environment for The Written Culture of Christian Ethiopia'. The objective of the project is to create a multi-purpose virtual research environment in which original texts, transcriptions and translations from different time periods and geographic locations can be compared. The environment will be based on a relational database containing meta data on carriers of text, authors and places of origin among others. The project will be funded for 25 years.
28 January 4pm | Viva Voce
Bidur Bhattarai, M.A.
University of Hamburg
Dividing Texts: Conventions of Visual Text-Organization in North Indian and Nepalese Manuscripts up to ca. CE 1350
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
28 January 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Clarissa Vierke
Bayreuth University
When the “Kaiser” Came to Mozambique. The Adaptation and Circulation of Swahili Writing(s) Along the East African Coast
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
22 January, 2pm | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Francesco Sferra,
L'Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale
Notable Manuscripts, Forgotten Texts. Glimpses of Indian Manuscript Cultures in the Middle Ages.
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
21 January 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Paul Atkins
University of Washington
The Manuscripts of Fujiwara no Teika
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
14 January 6pm | Lecture
Dr. Paola Molino
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
“Uno oculorum intuitu cognoscere”: on the Structure and Utility of Libraries and Archives’ Manuscript Catalogues in Early Modern European Courts.
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001

14 December | Workshop
Tangut studies
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
10 December 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Martina Hartmann
Director of the Institute Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Munich
An Author Vanishes: Frutolf of Michelsberg and the Bamberg Chronicles of World History
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
9 December, 4 pm | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Samantha Kelly, Rutgers University
The Library of Santo Stefano degli Abissini, Rome: History, Culture, and Intercultural Contact of an Ethiopian Monastic Community in Sixteenth-Century Europe
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
3 December 6pm | Lecture
Dr. Chiara Barbati
Institute for Iranian Studies, Vienna
The Christian Sogdian Manuscript Tradition in Context
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
26 November 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Felix Heinzer
University of Freiburg
Medial Ambiguity. Liturgical Books of the Latin Church and their Changing Status in Medieval Tradition.
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
25 November, 11 am | Informal Talk
Dr. Michele Cammarosano, University of Würzburg
Computer-aided Analysis of Cuneiform Manuscripts: A Case Study for Quantitative Palaeography
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
20 November 3pm | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Edwin Wieringa
University of Cologne
The European Side of the Schoemann Collection of Indonesian Manuscripts in Berlin
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
19 November 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Melanie Trede
University of Heidelberg
Creativity and Historiography of Seventeenth-Century Pictorial Narratives
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
16 November 6pm | Talk
Dr. Abdel Kader Haïdara
SAVAMA-DCI
The Manuscripts and Libraries from Timbuktu - a Firsthand-Account
Landesvertretung der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg, Jägerstr. 1-3, 10117 Berlin
12 November 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Lucille Chia
University of California
Manuscript Cultures in Ming and Qing Dynasty China: A Very Brief Survey
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
7 November, 5-12pm | Science Night
Scientists of the CSMC present their work during the 6th Science Night in Hamburg.
Programme SFB950
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
5 November 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Charles C. Stewart
Visiting Scholar at ISITA and Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urban
Re-discovering Timbuktu's Manuscript Past: What Happened When that Scholarship Disappeared 300 Years Ago?
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
30 October 2pm | Informal Talk
Evina Steinova, M.A.
Utrecht University
Technical Signs as a Form of Scholarly Annotation in Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
19 October | Workshop
Nikephoros Blemmydes in the Palaeologan Age - Manuscripts, Reception, Scientific Milieu
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
5 October 11am | Viva Voce
Thies Staack, M.A.
University of Hamburg
Reconstructing Early Chinese Bamboo Manuscripts - Towards a Systematic Approach Including Verso Analysis
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
5-9 and 12-13 October | Workshop
Introduction to the literary Telugu
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
2-9 October | Workshop
Workshop on preservation, cataloguing, and digitization of West African manuscripts in the framework of the Malian-Franco-German event “Paroles de sagesse”
Bamako, Bibliothèque Nationale du Mali
10 September, 11 am | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Paola Buzi, Sapienza University of Rome
Literary Manuscripts, Documentary Sources and Archaeological Contexts: a Fruitful Interaction. The Case of the Vita Onuphrii"
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
13 August 4pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Abdalla Uba Adamu
Bayero University, Kano
The City At the Edge of Forever - Archiving and Digitizing Arabic Sources on the History of Kano, Nigeria
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
28 July | MoU between the University of Maiduguri and Universität Hamburg
During a visit of a delegation from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, to CSMC, Vice-Chancellor Ibrahim A. Njodi and Vice-President Susanne Rupp of the University of Hamburg signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to enhance cooperation in the field of manuscript studies and beyond.
Pictures of the ceremony
10 July 1pm | Viva Voce
Eva Maschke, M.A.
University of Hamburg
Notre Dame Manuscripts and Their History. Case Studies on Reception and Reuse
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
10 July 3pm | Viva Voce
Rostislav Tumanov, M.A.
University of Hamburg
Auf dem Weg durch den Raum des Buches:Das Kopenhagener Stundenbuch (Kongelige Bibliotek,Ms. Thott 541 4o) und seine Bildausstattung im Kontext spätmittelalterlicher Lektüre und Andachtspraktiken
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
1 July | A dialogue with
Dr Abdel Kader Haïdara, SAVAMA
"Manuscripts and libraries of Timbuktu: a first hand account"
Dr. Abdel Kader Haïdara will be joined by Dr. Elmar Frank and Dr. Dmitry Bondarev in a talk devoted to the past and present problems of safeguarding the manuscripts of Timbuktu. In this interview-style presentation Dr. Haïdara will give a dramatic account of the rescue operation he organised in 2012 in order to sneak thousands of endangered manuscripts from the then besieged city of Timbuktu. The presenters will discuss the importance of the Timbuktu manuscripts for the history of Africa and mankind. Dr. Haïdara will then take questions from the audience
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
11 June 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Anna A. Gorbushina
FU Berlin & BAM
“…a forted residence 'gainst the tooth of time…” in spite of chemical, physical and microbiological interactions
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
5 June, 2-6pm | Open Day
The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) opens its doors to the public.
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
Invitation and programme (in German)
4 June 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Nalini Balbir
Sorbonne Nouvelle (University of Paris-3)
An Exemplary Manuscript Culture in India: the Case of the Jains - Ideas and Objects
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
3 June 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Stefan Reichmuth
University of Bochum
Islamic Learning and Arabic Literary Culture in Ilorin, Nigeria. Since the Early 19th Century: The Nupe Family of Ile Tapa Gbodofu and Its Arabic Manuscripts
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, Raum 0001
27 May | Workshop
Prof. Dr. Malachi Beit-Arié,Petra-Kappert-Fellow
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Selected Typological and Codicological Practices on Hebrew Manuscripts Demonstrated on Items of the State and University Library Hamburg
The Hamburg State and University Library
Carl von Ossietzky
Von-Melle-Park 3, conference room, 2nd floor.
Registration is mandatory
please contact daniela.niggemeier@uni-hamburg.de
22 May 10am | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. David Ganz
University of Cambridge
A Carolingian Copy of Virgil
The Hamburg State and University Library
Carl von Ossietzky
Von-Melle-Park 3, 1st floor lecture room
21 May 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Susan Rankin
University of Cambridge
capturing sound, designing notation, writing music
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
15-16 May | Workshop
Distinguishing Paratexts from Texts. Orality. Commentaries. Genres.

Workshop registration
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
29-30 April | Workshop
Old Mande Manuscripts Workshop
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
16 April | Event
Poet Ustadh Mahmoud Mau
Host: Drs. Ridder Samsom
Swahili poetry from Lamu. The Poet Ustadh Mahmoud Mau (Mahmoud Ahmad Abdulkadir) from Lamu (Kenia) recites poems in Swahili.
AAI - room: 222 Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel Ost
10 April | Informal Talk
Dr. Florinda De Simini
University of Naples
The Throne of Knowledge. Manuscripts in Medieval Tantric Ritual.
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
30-31 January | Workshop
Ordering Knowledge: Structuring, Listing and Shelving Manuscripts
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
29 January 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Imke Mendoza
University of Salzburg
The Novgorod Birch-Bark Letters - a Medieval Text Genre?
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 0001
22 January 6pm | Lecture
Father Columba Stewart, OSB, DPhil
Saint John's University, USA
From Cold War Europe to Ethiopia, to the Middle East in Crisis and the Manuscripts of Timbuktu: the Work of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) in Preserving Handwritten Culture.
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
16 January | International Calligraphy Performances and Panel Discussion
China Time 2014
Global Calligraphy
Writing as Art - Calligraphy in China and in the West
Participation is free, please register online.
Haus der Photographie, Deichtorstraße 1-2
6 January 6pm | Lecture Series
China Time 2014
Prof. Dr. Stephan Müller, Universität Wien
„Performative Schreibakte. Über Schrift als Handlungsform in abendländischen mittelalterlichen Handschriften“
Writing as Art - Calligraphy in China and in the West
House of Photography, Deichtorstraße 1-2

5 December 2 pm | Informal Talk
Dr. Camillo Formigatti
University of Cambridge
A Forgotten Chapter in South Asian Book History? A Bird's Eye View on Sanskrit Print Culture.
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
2 December, 6pm | Lecture Series
China Time
Prof. Dr. Claus Peter Haase
Freie Universität Berlin
Kalligraphie der arabischen Schrift – künstlerische Entfaltung und dogmatische Beschränkung
Writing as Art - Calligraphy in China and in the West
House of Photography, Deichtorstraße 1-2
27 November 6pm | Lecture
Dr. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh
University of Cambridge
When Worlds Combine: Medieval Irish Manuscripts and Their Intellectual Milieu
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
25 November 11 am | Informal Talk
Prof. Amy McNair
University of Kansas
Copying and Transcribing
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
25 November 6pm | Lecture Series
China Time
Prof. Dr. Amy McNair
University of Kansas
“Death by Transcription? A Letter by Yan Zhenqing (709-785)”
Writing as Art - Calligraphy in China and in the West
House of Photography, Deichtorstraße 1-2
20 November 6.15 pm | Lecture
Prof. Gary Urton
Harvard University
Archives of Knotted Strings in Ancient Peru: Administrative and Historical Accounting in the Inka khipu
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
19 November 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Markus Friedrich
University of Hamburg
How European Culture Became Archival. The History and Relevance of Organized Record-Keeping in the Latin West.
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
19-22 November | Conference
Manuscripts and Archives
The international conference 'Manuscripts and Archives' will be held at CMSC from 19-22 November. Participation is free, please register online.
Outline und Registration
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
18 November, 6pm | Lecture Series
China Time
Dr. Uta Lauer
University of Hamburg
„Mit einem Strich – Die Ästhetik chinesischer Kalligraphie“
Writing as Art - Calligraphy in China and in the West
House of Photography, Deichtorstraße 1-2
11 November, 6pm | Lecture Series
China Time
Prof. Dr. Lothar Ledderose
Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
China - die Welt der Zeichen
Writing as Art - Calligraphy in China and in the West
House of Photography, Deichtorstraße 1-2
07-08 November | Workshop
Changing Praxis in the 19th-century Malay Manuscript Ecology
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, Room 2002
06 November 6pm | Lecture
Dr. Annabel Teh Gallop
British Library
The Art of the Qur’an in Southeast Asia
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
31 October - 01 November | Workshop
Iconicity of Script
Details and Registration
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
23 October 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Aliza Cohen-Mushlin
The Hebrew University Jerusalem
Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bavarian State Library Munich – Close Associations between Jews and Christians
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
22 October 7pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Emile Schrijver
University of Amsterdam
Hebrew Manuscripts since the Invention of Printing: the Status Quaestionis
The Hamburg State and University Library
Carl von Ossietzky
Von-Melle-Park 3, lecture room on the 1st floor
Free Entry
21-23 October | Conference
Research on Hebrew Manuscripts: Status quaestionis
Programme and Registration
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
16 October 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Christian Benne
Syddansk Universitet
What is a Manuscript? A Comparative Perspective
This talk will discuss the epistemological, aesthetic and material status of manuscripts and their place in the study of literature and philology. Grounded in the analysis of modern, literary autographs, it will invite a contrasting view of ancient and medieval manuscripts as well.
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, Room 0001
7-8 October
Guardian of the Manuscripts from Timbuktu visits CSMC
Dr. Abdel Kader Haїdara visits CSMC on 7-8 October to discuss further measures for safeguarding the famous Manuscripts from Timbuktu. Dr. Haїdara arrives from Berlin, where the Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier presents him with the German Africa Award of the renowned German Africa Foundation in recognition of his tremendous and continuing efforts for the rescue of this important West African cultural heritage. During his visit Dr. Haїdara not only meets with researchers from the centre, but also with the Hamburg Senator for Science and Research, Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt, and the Honorary Consul of Mali in Hamburg, Mrs. Bettina Rhensius-Krohn.

Press release of 1.10.2014
Article from the Uni HH Newsletter October
29 September - 03 October |
NETamil Workshop
"Workshop:
Approaches to Codicology and Manuscript Lab"

The 2nd NETamil workshop is open to the public from Tuesday, 30 September, 3pm until the end on 3 October.
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
17 September 6pm |
Opening of the Exhibition "Tora – Talmud –Siddur. Hebrew Manuscripts of the State and University Library Hamburg"
With an overview of the Hebraica collection given by Dr. Hans-Walter Stork (SUB) and an introduction to the exhibition by Dr. Irina Wandrey, University of Hamburg, Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC).
The Hamburg State and University Library
Carl von Ossietzky
Von-Melle-Park 3, lecture room on the 1st floor
Free Entry
26 August 2pm | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Enno Giele
University of Heidelberg
The Format of the Manuscript Scroll in China and the Ancient World
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, room 2002
25-27 August | Workshop
EMCAA China/East Asia Meeting
27 June 4pm | Informal Talk
Dr. Anna Rita Coppola
University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Contextualizing Swahili Manuscript Production: An Attempt and some Proposals
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
26 June 4.30pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey F. Hamburger
Harvard University
Script as Image
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
24 June 10am | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Shamil Jeppie
University of Cape Town
Mobile Collections in Mali in Peace and War
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
19 June 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Helmut Reimitz
Princeton University
Authenticity and Appropriation: Manuscripts and the Creation of a Common Past in the Latin Middle Ages
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
05-07 June | Workshop
Workshop on the Manuscript Cultures
of the Ottoman Empire

Orient-Institut, Istanbul, Tukey
05 June, 6pm | Lecture
Dr. Matteo Martelli
Humboldt University Berlin
Selecting and epitomizing alchemical knowledge: Byzantine and Syriac manuscripts on alchemy
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, Raum 0001
28 May, 6pm | Lecture
Dr. Ilya Dines
National Library of Israel, Jerusalem
Between Image and Text: Captions in the Medieval Bestiaries
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, Raum 0001
23 May, 2-6:30pm
3. Open Day
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
15 May, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Marilena Maniaci
University of Cassino, Italy
Medieval Book Design: Layout Canons and Prescription
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, Raum 0001
9-10 May | Workshop
What Can the History of Science Contribute to Manuscript Studies or What Can Manuscript Studies Contribute to the History of Science?
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
8 May, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Karine Chemla & Dr. Daniel Morgan
ERC project SAW

Math Lessons: Towards an Interdisciplinary Approach to an Early Chinese Manuscript Culture
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
25 April 2pm | Lecture
Meikal Mumin, M.A.
Universität zu Köln
Transliteration of Multi-Language Arabic-Script Corpora and the Bravanese Manuscript Tradition
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
22 April 2pm | Informal Talk
Michaelle Biddle,
Wesleyan University, USA
New Strategies in Using Watermarks to Date Sub-Saharan Islamic Manuscripts
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
24 March 2pm | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Malachi Beit-Arié,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Codicological Data-Base SfarData of the Hebrew Palaeography Project: A Tool for Localizing and Dating Hebrew Manuscripts
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
21-22 March | Workshop
EMCAA General Editors Meeting
20 March, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. François Lagirarde
École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO), Paris
Manuscript Culture of Northern Thailand: From Field to (Internet) Files, the EFEO Experience
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
20-21 March | Workshop
EMCAA South East Asia Meeting
26 February
The director of the CSMC and Professor Zhu Hanmin, the director of the Yuelu academy, signed an agreement on strengthening the academic collaboration on 26 February in Changsha. The Yuelu Academy owns numerous bamboo slips from the 3rd century BCE, some of which were already part of an associated project funded by the German Research Association (DFG).
20-21 Februar | Workshop
Frühmittelalterliche normative Texte unter Berücksichtigung ihrer handschriftlichen Überlieferung
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
7 February 2.30pm | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Dominic Goodall,
London University, SOAS
What Information Can Be Gleaned from Cambodian Inscriptions About Practices Relating to The Transmission of Sanskrit Literature?
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
24-25 January | Workshop
Multiple-Text Manuscripts in Multiple Manuscript Cultures
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
23 January, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Tiziano Dorandi,
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Galen on ekdosis - Some Comments on the Publication of Manuscripts in the Ancient Greek and Roman Culture
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
16 January, 6pm | Lecture
Dr. Hanna Vorholt, University of York
Performative Strategies in Image Placement: The Case of the Liber Floridus Manuscripts
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
9 January, 6pm | Lecture
Dr. Konrad Tuchscherer,
St. John's University (New York City)
Bamum Manuscript Traditions of Cameroon, with Comparative Notes on the Vai and Mende Script Traditions of Liberia and Sierra Leone
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26

12-13 December
Dr. Milana Iliushina, specialist for Mamluk Egypt, and Prof. Dr. Sergey Grigoriev, specialist for Central Asia, have been visiting the CSMC and met with colleagues from different reseach projects. Both are from Hamburg University's partner institution St. Petersburg University, Faculty of Oriental Studies.
6 December, 2:30pm | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Marco Franceschini, Università di Bologna
The Making of a Study of Grantha Script in Manuscripts
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
4-6 December | Conference
Natural Sciences and Technology in Manuscript Analysis
The international conference 'Natural Sciences and Technology in Manuscript Analysis' will be held at CMSC from 4-6 December. Participation is free, please register online.
Programme

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
29 November, 2pm | Informal Talk
Darya Ogorodnikova, Dmitry Bondarev und participants of the Old Mande Research Network (OMRN)
Collections, annotations and genres: in search for connections in Old Mande manuscripts
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
14-16 November | Conference
Manuscripts and Epigraphy
The international conference Manuscripts and Epigraphy will be held at CMSC from 14-16 November. Participation is free, please register online.
Details and Registration

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
4 November, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Stefan M. Maul,
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Eine kleine Tontafelkunde. Grenzen und Möglichkeiten der Gestaltung altorientalischer Keilschrifttexte
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
2 November, 5-12pm | Science Night
Scientists of CSMC present their work during the 5th Science Night in Hamburg.
Programme (German)
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
31 October, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Hans van Ess,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Ancient Chinese Manuscripts:
The Question of their Authenticity

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
25-26 October | Workshop
Reconstructing Space and Time:
Localising Manuscripts through Paratexts

Workshop Programme

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
24 October, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Stefan Schorch,
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Samaritan Manuscript Culture and the Transmission of the Samaritan Torah
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
17 October, 6:15pm | Lecture
Dr. Anne Katrine Bang,
CMI (Chr. Michelsen Institute) Bergen
The Maalim Idris Manuscript Collection in Zanzibar
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
10 October, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Amidu Sanni,
University of Lagos, Nigeria
Standardisation of Yoruba Ajami script: catalysts and obstacles in a scriptoria narrative
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
10-11 October | Workshop
Creating Standards:
Orthography, Script and Layout in Manuscript Traditions Based on Arabic Alphabet

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
22-28 September | Conference
VIIIth International Colloquium for Greek Paleography (2013)
University of Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1
27 August, 4pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. William G. Boltz, University of Washington and Prof. Dr. Imre Galambos, Cambridge University,
Comments on hui-yi characters
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26, Room 2002
1 August
Project for Safeguarding the Manuscripts from Timbuktu
Gerda Henkel Stiftung and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs started funding, on 1 August, a one-year project in Mali aiming at the implementation of measures for safeguarding the manuscripts rescued from Timbuktu. An estimated number of 285,000 manuscripts had been brought from Timbuktu, a city struck by severe civil unrest, to the Malian capital Bamako where they are now stored in different locations under extremely bad conditions. Restorer and paper specialist Eva Brozowsky will carry out immediate urgent measures in situ, for example dehumidification and ensuring a constant climate, and will also train her Malian colleagues; Dmitry Bondarev, a specialist for West African manuscripts from Hamburg will assist the project, which is associated with the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC), by contributing his expertise; once the safeguarding measures have been completed he will continue to advance the digitizing and scholarly investigation of the manuscripts in collaboration with his Malian colleagues.

Report on the fact-finding mission in April
11-13 July | Workshop
The Second(ary) Life of Manuscripts
The CSMC will be hosting the first joint workshop of all projects on manuscript research based in Hamburg from 11-13 July. Participation is free, please register online.

Details and Registration
Updated programme

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
8 July, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Justin McDaniel,
University of Pennsylvania
Recent Investigations into Thai Manuscripts held in Western Collections
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
4 July, 10am | Lecture
Dr. Francesca Maltomini,
Istituto Papirologico "Vitelli", Florence
Greek Ostraca: An Overview
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
4 July, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Uwe Hartmann,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Copyists, Collectors and Consumers: Observations on the Book in Ancient India
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
24 June, 2pm | Lecture
Dr. Kristin Böse,
Universität Köln
The codex as layered object.
The case of Northern Spanish book illumination

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
20 June, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Marwan Rashed,
Université Paris-Sorbonne
The Most Ancient Commentary on Aristotle written in Arabic? Text, Transmission, Context
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
18 June, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Gregory Crane,
Universität Leipzig
Open Data and the Reinvention of Philology for a Digital Age
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
6 June 1.15pm | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Joachim Kurtz, University of Heidelberg
'Framing Western Learning in Seventeenth-century China: Text and Paratext in Jesuit Writings'
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
31 May, 2-6pm | Open Day
The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) opened its doors to the public.
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
Programme for the Open Day (in German)
Pictures
17 May, 2pm | Informal Talk
Utpal Das,
Dibrugarh University, Assam, India
An experimental investigation on natural degradation of Sanchi manuscripts of Assam
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
15-18 May | Conference
Manuscript and Xylograph Traditions in the Tibetan Cultural Sphere: Regional and Periodical Characteristics
University of Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1
13 May, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Alexey Kirichenko,
Moscow State University
Uses and abuses of local manuscript collections in Upper Burma
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
10 May, 10am | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Alexey Kirichenko,
Moscow State University
Report on Burmese Manuscript Culture
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
10 May, 2pm | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Charles Ramble,
University of Oxford
Tibetan manuscript collections in Mustang, Nepal:
Opportunities and challenges

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
10-11 May | Workshop
EMCAA Meeting South East Asia
2 May, 12.15pm | Informal Talk
Noah Gardiner,
University of Michigan
Esotericism in a Muslim manuscript culture:
Paratexts, intertexts, and the early transmission of the works of Ahmad al-Buni

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
2 May, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Mark Everist,
University of Southampton
Cantum Pulcriorem Invenire: Thirteenth-Century Latin Poetry and Music
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
11 April, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. phil Udo Kühne,
Universität Kiel
Das Hausbuch als Literaturzentrum
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
3 April | Expansion of Sub-project A05
The German Research Association (DFG) has granted funds for the expansion of sub-project A05 beginning in April. Under the new title “Writing and reading paratexts in West African Islamic manuscripts: a comparative study of commentaries on Arabic texts in Old Kanembu and Old Mande” the project will now include, apart from the study of Old Kanembu manuscripts, the analysis of Old Mande manuscripts as well.
2 April | New Visting Professor
The CSMC welcomes Prof. Dr. Uta Lauer, University of Stockholm, who joins the University of Hamburg for one year as visiting professor. She will teach Chinese Art History and do research on calligraphy in the CSMC.
30 March, 10am | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Harunaga Isaacson,
CSMC
Buddhist Manuscript Cultures
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
29-30 March | Workshop
EMCAA Meeting South Asia
22-23 March | Workshop
EMCAA General Editors Meeting
23 March, 10am | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Jost Gippert,
Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
Central Asian Manuscript Cultures
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
14 February, 10am | Informal Talk
Kirill Alexeev,
Saint Petersburg State University
Mongolian Manuscripts
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
31 January, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Tilman Seidensticker,
Audience Certificates in Arabic Manuscripts -
The Genre and a Case Study

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
25 January, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Uta Lauer,
Stockholm University
Shattered Frames -
Challenging the Credibility of Colophons

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
25-26 January | Workshop
Edges, Frames and Frameworks in Manuscripts
Programme und Abstracts
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
16 January, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Claudine Moulin,
Universität Trier
From scratched inscriptions to social tagging:
the historical and cultural dimension of annotating texts

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26

7-8 December | Workshop
Dissolution of Manuscript Collections
Programme and Abstracts
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
6 December, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Milan Pelc,
Institute of Art History, Zagreb
Medieval illuminated manuscripts in Croatia
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
5 December 2pm | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Nikolay Dobronravin,
St. Pertersburg State University
'The Voyage out: West African Manuscripts in European Collections''
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
4 December 1pm | Informal Talk
Prof. Dr. Itaru Tomiya, University of Kyôto
Prof. Dr. Kai Vogelsang, CSMC
'Ancient Chinese Legal and Administrative Manuscripts'
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
22 November, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Ernst Gamillscheg,
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna
The four cultures of the book:
Greek, Latin, Hebrew and Islamic

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
15-17 November, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Alberto Camplani, Sapienza Universià di Roma
Alin Sucui, Université Laval, Québec
Coptic Manuscripts in Pieces:
Jesus' Wife Gospel, and more

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
15-17 November | Conference
Manuscripts in Motion
Details
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
8 November, 6pm | Lecture
Dr. Kathryn E. Piquette,
Freie Universität Berlin
Writing Matters: Documenting Ancient Scribal Techniques with Reflectance Transformation Imaging
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
1 November, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Roger Macfarlane,
Brigham Young University
Technology and Text: Recovering Sacred Texts from a collection of Byzantine Palimpsests
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
29 October, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe de Gregorio,
Università degli Studi di Salerno
Gesprächsabend "Manuskriptkultur in Hamburg"
Gästehaus der Universität, Rothenbaumchaussee 34
25 October, 6pm | Lecture
Prof. Dr. Lieselotte E. Saurma,
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
From Alexander to Absalom:
A Miscellany of Travel Romances

CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
23 October
CSMC on air
Prof. Dr. Jörg B Quenzer and Meike Zimmermann, MA were featured in a radio broadcast by 'Deutsche Welle'.
Transcript of the broadcast (German)
19 October
CSMC in the 'Hamburger Abendblatt'
Several members of CSMC were featured in a special supplement 'Hamburg University' of the 'Abendblatt', including the frontpage and interviews on their research and life on campus.
The complete University supplement (German)
10 October
EMCAA Workshop "Sub-Saharan Africa"
EMCAA (Encyclopaedia of Manuscript Cultures in Asia and Africa)
Pictures
28 August 3-6pm | Informal Talk
'The Chinese Writing System and the Continuity of the Chinese Manuscript Tradition'
CSMC, Warburgstraße 26
27-29 August
EMCAA Workshop "China and East Asia"
EMCAA (Encyclopaedia of Manuscript Cultures in Asia and Africa)
Pictures
18 August
Claire MacDonald, BA
The newspaper „Hamburger Abendblatt“ featured an article about Claire Macdonald's work in Projekt Z01 at CSMC.
Article (German only)
13-14 July
Prof. Dr. Bruno Reudenbach, Prof. Dr. Silke Tammen, Hanna Wimmer MA
Workshop 'The Matter of Manuscripts'
Programme
Pictures
12 July, 4pm
Dr. Imre Galambos,
Petra Kappert Fellow at CSMC
Informal talk on the codicology of Tangut manuscripts from Khara-Khoto
Details...
11 July, 6pm
Prof. Dr. Enno Giele, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Writing Materials, Formats, and Textual Units in the Early Chinese Manuscript Culture
Details...
4 July, 5pm
Dr. Andrea Brigaglia, University of Cape Town
Hand-Written Qur'ans in West Africa:
The Tradition of Qur'anic Calligraphy in Nigeria

Details...
4 July, 6pm
Prof. Dr. Stefan Reichmuth, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Arabic Literary Culture at the Nigerian Crossroads:
Manuscripts and Library Collections in Ilorin (Nigeria)

Details...
28 June, 6pm
Prof. Dr. Alexis Sanderson,
Petra Kappert Fellow at CSMC
Rolling up One's Sleeves in the Archives:
How a Non-Hierarchical Approach to the Contents of Sanskrit Manuscript Collections Transforms Our Understanding of Indian Religion

Details...
21 June, 6pm
Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Perilli, Università di Roma Tor Vergata
Writing, Preserving, Circulating Scientific Knowledge in Ancient Greece
Details...
14 June, 6pm
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Veltri,
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Officina Philologica: On Manuscripts, Prints and Modern Editions
Details...
25 May
Open Day
The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) opened its doors to the public.
Programme
Opening address by President Prof. Dr. D. Lenzen
Pictures
16 April
Newspaper article in 'Die Welt'
The newspaper 'Die Welt' features an article on the CSMC (DE)
2 April
Library open to the public
The library of the CSMC is now open to all visitors. An official opening will be held on Friday, 27.04.2012, 1.30pm.
23 & 24 March
EMCAA Editors' Meeting
Details...
22 March, 6pm
Terence Walz, Washington, DC
Watermarks in West African Archival Collections and their Significance
Details...
22 March
Dr. Mauro Nobili, Dr. Dmitry Bondarev
Workshop:
West African Manuscripts: Encyclopaedic Dimension of Study

Details...
2 February 6pm
Prof. Dr. Thomas Jacobsen, Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg
On the Psychology of Aesthetics
Details...
30 January
Moving day: A new home for the Centre
After a few months in temporary offices across the campus, the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures moves into the new Building at the Warburgstraße 26.
Details...
26 January 6pm
Prof. Dr. Tito Orlandi, CMCL University of Rome/University of Hamburg
The Coptic manuscripts, the Coptic literature, and digital methods for their preservation and study
Details...
12 January 6pm
Dr. Mauro Nobili, CSMC/University of Naples
West African Manuscript Tradition: A Still Uncharted Heritage
Details...
12 January 7pm
Prof. Dr. Shamil Jeppie, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Ahmad Bul'araf's archival work in Timbuktu: innovation and tradition?
Details...

15 December 6pm
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe de Gregorio, University of Salerno
Zur handschriftlichen Überlieferung des Dialogus contra Iudaeos des Andronikos Palaiologos
Details...
8 December 6pm
Prof. Dr. Markus Hilgert, University of Heidelberg
Materiale Textkulturen: Zum heuristischen Potential von rezenten Theorien zu Materialität, Artefakten und Praktiken in den text-interpretativen historischen Kulturwissenschaften.
Details...
1 December 6pm
Florinda de Simini, MA, CSMC/University of Turin
Treasures of knowledge: manuscripts in pre-modern India according to Sanskrit literary sources.
Details...
22 November
The TV station Norddeutscher Rundfunk visits CSMC and the exhibition'Faszination Handschrift: 2000 Jahre Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa'
Details...
18 November - 8 January 2012
Exhibition 'Faszination Handschrift: 2000 Jahre Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa'
Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg, Von-Melle-Park 3 (Campus)
17 November 6pm
Opening ceremony of the exhibition 'Manuskriptkulturen und Asien, Afrika und Europa'
'Faszination Handschriften'.
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Reudenbach, Universität Hamburg.
Details...
16 November 6pm
Opening ceremony of the Centre for the Studies of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC)
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Jan-Dirk Müller, LMU Munich.
Details...
3 November 6pm
Prof. Dr. Pavel Grohkovsky, St. Petersburg
Exploring Mongolian Manuscript Collections in Russia and Beyond.
Details...
14-15 October
Kickoff-Meeting of CSMC.
Details...
14 June
Newspaper article in the 'Thüringische Landeszeitung' DE
8 June
Article on www.research-in-germany.de EN
25 May
Press releases and articles
on the newly founded SFB 950
Press release by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) DE|EN
Press release by Hamburg University (DE)
Article on the www.hamburg.de (DE)
Newspaper article in the 'Hamburger Abendblatt' (DE)
Activities of CSMC Members

2-3 May
Cornelius Berthold M.A., Dr. Antonella Brita, Prof. Dr. Christian Brockmann, Prof. Dr. Michael Friedrich, Dr. Stefano Valente
Presentations at the "Conference on Mistakes and the study of manuscripts – 2016", organised by CSMC and the ERC Project “Mathematical Sciences in the Ancient World” (SAW) in Paris.
Presentations: Antonella Brita "Relocating Ethiopic manuscripts in time: mistakes affecting dates in the colophons", Stefano Valente "Mercury, silver, or just the Moon? On some misinterpretations and errors in Byzantine alchemical manuscripts", Michael Friedrich "When mistakes start making sense: ‘scribal errors’ in Laozi A from Mawangdui 3", Christian Brockmann "Errors and corrections in some manuscripts of Aristotle and Galen"
Conference programme and abstracts
14-18 February
Ivan Shevchuk
Multispectral analysis of manuscripts in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Martina Hartmann and Benedikt Marxreiter, M.A. from MGH (Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Munich), Damianos Kasotakis (EMEL – Early Manuscripts Electronic Library) and Dr. Joachim Ott at the ThULB (Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek) in Jena, Germany.
MGH report on the project

17 December 2015 - 17 February 2016
Darya Ogorodnikova, M.A.
Research on manuscripts with glosses in Soninke and Mandinka used in traditional Islamic education for sub-project A05 in Senegal.
4 December
Prof. Dr. Bruno Reudenbach
Lecture "Kann man eine Biblia pauperum lesen? Über Perzeptionsformen komplexer Bild-Text-Synthesen" at the Conference: "Schrift im Bild ‒ Rezeptionsästhetische Perspektiven auf Text-Bild-Relationen in den Künsten" Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung der Universität Bielefeld (ZiF)3. Dez. - 5. Dez. 2015
28 August
Berenice Möller, M.A.
Presenting part of the art-historical section of sub-project B10 “Utai’ehon: No-Theater in Bildern” at the 16. Deutschsprachiger Japanologentag in Munich, Germany.
5 June
Andreas Janke, M.A.
Lecture at the research colloquium "Musik vor 1600" in Weimar: „Die Kompositionen von Giovanni Mazzuoli, Piero Mazzuoli und Ugolino da Orvieto im San Lorenzo Palimpsest (ASL 2211). Erschließung, Analyse und Kontext unbekannter Musik des Trecento“
17-24 May
Dr. Antonella Brita, Karsten Helmholz, M.A.
Cataloguing and digitization of Ethiopian manuscripts for sub-project C05 at Castello D'Albertis-Museo delle Culture del Mondo in Genoa.
12 May
Prof. Dr. Michael Friedrich
Andrew L. Markus Memorial Lecture 'Manuscript Cultures of Asia' at the University of Washington, Seattle.
11 April - 1 May
Dr. Heidi Buck-Albulet
Research on Japanese manuscript culture for Sub-project A01 in Kyōto/Kōyasan/Nagoya, Japan.

23 December 2014 – 13 February 2015
Darya Ogorodnikova, M.A.
Research on Old Mande manuscripts in several libraries and private collections for Project A05 in Senegal.
11 December
Drs. Ridder H. Samsom
Lecture "The Influence of Hamed bin Muhammed Al Marjabi (±1840-1905 AD) on Spreading Language and Islamic Culture in East and Central Africa" at the "Third International Conference on Islamic Civilization and Culture and the Omani Role in the Countries of the African Great Lakes Region", 09.-12.12. 2014, Bujumbura - Republic of Burundi.
14 November 2014 – 7 January 2015
Liyana Taha, M.A.
Research on the Pecenongan Collection and the al-Fadli Collection for Project A06 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
17 October
Max Jakob Fölster, M.A.
Presentation “The origins of philology in China” at The Making of Humanities IV: Connecting Disciplines in Rome, Italy.
10 October
Rostislav Tumanov, M.A.
Lecture "Devotional Experience in a Jewellery Case – the Peculiar Layouts of two Late Medieval Books of Hours" at the international conference Conference "Clothing Sacred Scripture. Book Art and Book Religions in the Middle Ages", 09.-11.10.2014, University of Zurich
9 October
Prof. Dr. Bruno Reudenbach
Lecture "Liturgical Reading and/or Presence. Observations on Early Medieval Gospel Books" at the international conference Conference "Clothing Sacred Scripture. Book Art and Book Religions in the Middle Ages", 09.-11.10.2014, University of Zurich
18 September
Andreas Janke M.A.
Lecture at the annual conference of the Society for Music Research, Greifswald: “Piero Mazzuoli (1386-1430) im Kontext später Trecentokomponisten. Zu den Unica im San-Lorenzo-Palimpsest (Archivio del Capitolo di San Lorenzo, Ms. 2211)”.
17 September
Darya Ogorodnikova, M.A.
Presentation “L`attestation écrite des langues Mandé dans les manuscrits arabes ouest-africains” at 4éme Colloque International de Langues et Linguistique Mandé in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.
16 September – 6 October
Liyana Taha, M.A.
Research on 7 Manuscripts belonging to the al-Fadli collection and research on the KITLV collection for the Project A06 in Leiden, The Netherlands.
13 September
Liyana Taha, M.A.
Presentation ”On the Brink: The role of scribes at the decline of the Malay manuscript tradition” at the 28th ASEASUK Annual Conference at the University of Brighton, UK.
1 September
Dr. Mauro Nobili
The CSMC congratulates the first Petra Kappert Fellow of the CSMC, Dr.Mauro Nobili, on his appointment in the History Department at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Dr.Nobili is taking up a position as Assistant Professor for the history of West Africa and remains closely associated with the CSMC.
25 August
Prof. Dr. Christian Brockmann
Lecture at the Fédération internationale des associations d’études classiques (FIEC) 2014 conference in Bordeaux: „Scholia and Paratexts in Cardinal Bessarion's Aristotle Manuscripts”
11 August – 27 August
Liyana Taha, M.A.
Research on Paratexts in Colophones and marginal notes in 19th century Malay manuscripts for Project A06 in Jakarta, Indonesia and Singapore.
22-25 July
Max Jakob Fölster, M.A.
Conference participation and presentation “What is a Library in Early China?” at the 20th Biennal Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS) in Braga, Portugal.
9 July
Eva Maschke, M.A. / Bidur Bhattarai, M.A. / Hanna Wimmer, M.A.
Joint session “Dividing Texts: Conventions of the Visual Organization of Medieval Manuscripts” at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds 2014, UK. Eva Maschke: “Dividing Poetry and Music in the 13th-century Conductus: Some Preliminary Observations”. Bidur Bhattarai: “Dividing Texts: Conventions of visual text-organization in North Indian and Nepalese manuscripts up to c. CE 1300”. Hanna Wimmer: “The Fabric of the Page: On Columns in the mise en page of European and Asian Manuscripts”.
7 July
Andreas Janke, M.A.
Andreas Janke was awarded the "Hamburger Lehrpreis 2013" for exemplary teaching methods by Universität Hamburg.
5 July
Eva Maschke, M.A. / Andreas Janke, M.A.
Lectures at the Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2014 at the University of Birmingham, UK. Eva Maschke: “Testaments of canons and fragments of manuscripts: Organum reception in Scandinavia”. Andreas Janke: “Piero Mazzuoli: Reconstructing the Oeuvre of a late trecento Composer”.
27 June
Prof. Dr. Christian Brockmann
Lecture at FU Berlin, SFB 980: „Zu Bessarions Arbeit in seinen Aristoteles-Manuskripten. Beispiele aus De caelo“
26 June
Dr. Antonella Brita
The CSMC congratulates Dr.Antonella Brita for receiving the prestigious “Giorgio Maria Sangiorgi” prize 2014 of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. The biennial prize is awarded to scholars working on history and ethnology in Africa and was presented to Dr.Brita by the President of the Italian Republic, Mr. Giorgio Napolitano on June, 26th in Rome.
19 June – 28 June
Liyana Taha, M.A.
Research on Paratexts in Colophones and marginal notes in 19th century Malay manuscripts for Project A06 in London, UK.
6 June
Janina Karolewski, M.A.
Presentation at the workshop “Manuscript Cultures of the Ottoman Empire” at the Orient-Institut Istanbul: “Ondan Sonra Mürşit Bir Fasl-i Menakıb Okuta”: Manuscript Culture in Alevi Villages”.
28 May – 1 August
Drs. Ridder H. Samsom
Research on Swahili Manuscripts (Locating and Identifying collections containing Swahili manuscripts) for Project C07 in Tanzania and Visit of the 3rd International Conference “The Role of Islamic Civilization and Culture and the Omani Role in the Countries of the African Great Lakes Region”.
24 May
Jörg Philipp Schäfer, M.A.
Presentation “The Commentary of Georgios Scholarios (c. 1405 – c. 1472) on the Nicomachean Ethics: The Reception of Aristotle in Late Byzantium (edition princeps)” at the 15th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium “Language as Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean (330-2013) at the University of Birmingham – Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies in Birmingham, UK.
30 April
Janina Karolewski, M.A.
Presentation in the lecture series “Türkeibezogene Forschung an der Universität Hamburg” of the “TürkeiEuropaZentrum” at the Asien-Afrika-Institut, Hamburg University: “Warum fragst Du nach Büchern?: Forschung zur Manuskriptkultur alevitischer Gemeinschaften in Anatolien”.
4 April
Prof. Dr. Christian Brockmann, Dr. Vito Lorusso
Presentations at the international Conference "Bessarion's Treasure: editing, translating and interpreting Bessarion's literary heritage".
C. Brockmann: "Bessarions textkritische Arbeit in Platon- und Aristoteles-Manuskripten", V. Lorusso: "Ergänzungen und Paratexte in einem Aristoteles–Manuskript aus dem Kreis des Bessarion".
The Conference was organized by Sergei Mariev, Monica Marchetto and Katharina Luchner on behalf of the Institute of Byzantine Studies of the University of Munich with the support of the Byzantine Studies Association of Germany (DAFBS) and the Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani (DSZV), Venice and in collaboration with the Venice International University (VIU).
4 April
Dr. Oliver Hahn
Oliver Hahn, head of the division "Analysis of Artefacts and Cultural Assets" of the Federal Institute for Materials Reearch and Testing (BAM)in Berlin and external member of the CSMC, has accepted the chair for Scientific Material Analysis with focus on manuscripts at the University of Hamburg. The CSMC congratulates him and is looking forward to even closer collaboration with him and BAM!
20 March
Prof. Dr. Oliver Huck/ Eva Maschke, M.A.
Presentations at the Montpellier 8 at St. Hugh’s College in Oxford, UK. Prof. Dr. Oliver Huck: “Motet Layouts in late 13th- and early 14th-century Manuscripts”. Eva Maschke: ”Towards a Typology of Opening Pieces: Deus in auditorium and other Examples”.
28 February and 1 March
Eva Maschke, M.A.
Presentation “Parchment fragments in motion: on the after-life of dismembered music manuscripts and their reconstruction” at the “The Material Middles Ages” for the Medieval Studies Program at the University of California in Berkeley, California, USA.
21 February
Janina Karolewski, M.A.
Presentation of a joint paper with Dr. Robert Langer at the conference “Alevi Identity Revisited: Cultural, Religious, Social and Political Perspectives” at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul: “Manuscript Scholar or Field Worker?: Ethno-Historical Research on the Alevi Tradition”.
10 January
Dr. Vito Lorusso
Lecture at the SFB 980 "Episteme in Bewegung" at FU Berlin: "Philosophisches und naturwissenschaftliches Wissen in griechischen Manuskripten des Kardinals Bessarion".
9 January
Prof. Dr. Guiseppe Veltri
Giuseppe Veltri, internationally renowned scholar in Jewish Studies at the University of Halle and external member of the CSMC, has accepted the chair for Jewish Religion and Philosophy at the University of Hamburg. The CSMC congratulates him and is looking forward to even closer collaboration in the future!

20 December
Dr. Hanna Wimmer
Dr. Hanna Wimmer, art historian and researcher in sub-project B01: "Biblia Pauperum Manuscripts: The Formation and Transmission of Biblical Knowledge in Word-Image Complexes" has accepted an assistant professorship for medieval book culture. The CSMC congratulates her and is looking forward to new possibilities!
29 November
Prof. Dr. Bruno Reudenbach
Statement at the workshop „Konsequenzen der Digitalisierung“, Mediävistischer Arbeitskreis der Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel.
29 November
Prof. Dr. Christian Brockmann, Dr. Vito Lorusso
Presentation at the CLARIN-D-Workshop "Annotation: Anwenderbedarf und Support", Universität Hamburg: "Annotationen in Platon- und Aristoteles-Manuskripten aus der Sammlung des Kardinals Bessarion"
26 November
Drs. Ridder Samsom
Columbia University in the City of New York - Institute of African Studies - Presentation: "Swahili Manuscripts in Arabic Script: Looking for East African Collections".
22-23 November
Prof. Dr. Bruno Reudenbach
Lecture at the workshop „Par chemin. Wege durch das illuminierte Buch” at Exzellenzcluster 264 TOPOI in Berlin: „Lesen, suchen, finden - Wege des liturgischen Gebrauchs im Evangelienbuch“.
21-24 November
Drs. Ridder Samsom
Baltimore, MD. 56 Annual Meeting African Studies Association. "Mobility, Migration and Flows". Round Table: "Islamic Archive of Africa".
9 November
Prof. Dr. Bruno Reudenbach
Lecture at the conference „Die Zeit der Bilder. Ikonische Repräsentation und Temporalität” in Hamburg. „Biblische Narration und typologische Geschichtsdeutung. Zeitvorstellungen in der Biblia pauperum“.
11 October
Prof. Dr. Tilman Seidensticker
Lecture at the conference "Autograph/holograph and authorial manuscripts in Arabic script" in Liège: „Identifying identical hands beyond intuition? A comparison of conventional amateur results and image processing methods“
8 October
Dr. Orna Almogi
Lecture “The History of the Transmission of the rNying ma rgyud 'bum in the Light of New Findings.” Renmin University, Beijing.
6 October
Eva Maschke, M.A.
Presentation “Notre-Dame manuscripts and their owners: The role of the Dominican Order” at the”Sources of Identity: Makers, Owners and Users of Music Sources Before 1600” Conferenceat the University of Sheffield, UK.
23 September
Apiradee Techasiriwan, M.A., Prof. Dr. Volker Grabowsky
“Buddhist worldview as reflected in inscriptions of Buddha images and colophons of Buddhist manuscripts from Tai Lü areas in Northern Laos.” Paper presented at the 32th Deutscher Orientalistentag, Münster
23 September
Dr. Orna Almogi
Lecture “Scribes and Editors at Work: On the Making of rNying ma rgyud 'bum Editions.” Sichuan University, Chengdu.
22-28 September
Prof. Dr. Christian Brockmann et al.
VIIIth International Colloquium for Greek Paleography (2013) University of Hamburg
Organizer: Prof. Dr. Christian Brockmann
Round table on Manuscriptology: Alessandro Bausi, Christian Brockmann, Oliver Huck, Harunaga Isaacson, Hanna Wimmer, Jost Gippert (CSMC Petra Kappert Fellow)

Presentations: Vito Lorusso: „Aristoteles-Manuskripte des Kardinals Bessarion“, Arved Solth: „Vergleich visueller Merkmale handgeschriebener Schriftzeichen“, Claire MacDonald/Boryana Pouvkova: „Multispectral Imaging for Recovering Lost Information from Damaged Manuscripts”, Giuseppe De Gregorio/Santo Lucà: „La biblioteca greca di Guglielmo Sirleto“.
21 September
Prof. Dr. Oliver Huck/ Andreas Janke, M.A./ Eva Maschke, M.A.
Roundtable “Neue Funde, alte Fragestellungen? Fragmentforschung und ihre Konsequenzen für die Musikgeschichtsschreibung” at the Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung 2013 in Dresden, Germany. Eva Maschke: “Neue Conductus-Fragmente aus dem Dominikanerkonvent zu Soest”. Andreas Janke: “Neue Funde im Palimpsest San Lorenzo 2211”.
9 September
Eva Maschke, M.A.
Presentation “The dynamics of destruction: Medieval music manuscripts and their after-life” at the Ars Antiqua Conference 2013 (Cantum pulcriorum invenire: Music in Western Europe, 1150-1350) at the University of Southampton, UK.
2 - 4 September
Drs. Ridder Samsom
Nungwi, Zanzibar. Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), National Records and Archives Authority of Oman (NRAA) and State University of Zanzibar (SUZA). International Symposium on the History of Islamic Civilization in East Africa – Paper: "A Case Study of Transfer of Islamic Knowledge in Swahili Manuscripts in Arabic Script: a tafsir by Ali Hemed Abdallah Said Abdallah Masudi al-Buhry (1889-1957 CE)".
8 August
Dr. Eva Wilden, Prof. Dr. Alessandro Bausi
CSMC congratulates Eva Wilden and Alessandro Bausi on their successful application for a renowned Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) which allow fundamental research for a five-year period! Eva Wilden will analyze literary networks of the Tamil tradition on the basis of manuscripts; Alessandro Bausi will investigate the literary history and linguistic changes of the old Ethiopian language (Ge'ez) based on manuscripts, too. Both projects will cooperate closely with CSMC.
27 July
Dimitri Pauls, M.A.
Lecture "rDzogs-chen Ideas in the Work Meditation on Bodhicitta (Byang chub kyi sems bsgom pa) and their Relation to Other Early rDzogs-chen Tantras." Panel: "Early Dzokchen", XIIIth Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 21–27.07.2013.
25 July
Dr. Orna Almogi
Lecture "The gDong dkar la Edition of the rNying ma rgyud ’bum: A New Link in the History of the Transmission of the Collection of the Ancient Tantras." Panel: "Nyingma Studies – What's in a Name?", XIIIth Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 21–27.07.2013.
16 July
Prof. Dr. Christian Brockmann
Lecture at the Conference of the International Plato Society in Pisa: „Wichtige Manuskripte als Meilensteine der Textgeschichte von Platons Symposion“
11 & 16 July
Dimitri Pauls, M.A.
Lectures "Buddhist (Chos skad) Textual Scholarship: Tools and Resources." and "From Manuscripts & Xylographs to Modern Editions: The Case of the Bodhicittabhāvanā and Its Multiple Versions." Workshop "From Manuscripts & Xylographs to Modern Editions: Buddhist Textual Scholarship in Theory and Practice." August, 10–18, 2013, Thimphu, Bhutan.
11 July
Dr. Orna Almogi
"Alterations, Omissions, Additions: Scribal And Editorial Interventions and A Typology of Variant." Workshop "From Manuscripts & Xylographs to Modern Editions: Buddhist Textual Scholarship in Theory and Practice." August, 10–18, 2013, Thimphu, Bhutan.
5 July
Prof. Dr. Volker Grabowsky
“Tai Lü Identities in the Upper Mekong valley: Glimpses From Mulberry Paper Manuscripts”, Paper presented at the 7th EuroSEAS Conference, Lisbon
5 July
Andreas Janke, M.A.
Lecture at the Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Certaldo (Italy): “New Insights into the Florentine Transmission of Zacara’s Songs” (with John Nádas).
3 July
Eva Maschke, M.A.
Presentation “Manuscript Culture, Material Culture and Music: The Conductus Porta salutis ave” at the International Medieval Congress 2013 in Leeds, UK.
26 June
Prof. Dr. Christian Brockmann
Lecture at Universität Trier: „Bedeutende Platon- und Aristoteles-Manuskripte aus byzantinischer Zeit“
10 June
Dr. Orna Almogi
Lecture “Tantric Scriptures in the rNying ma rgyud ’bum Believed to have been Transmitted into Tibet by Kāśmirian Paṇḍitas: A Preliminary Survey.” Conference: “Around Abhinavagupta Aspects of the Intellectual History of Kashmir 9th -11th century.” University of Leipzig, 07–10.06.2013.
7 June
Prof. Dr. Tilman Seidentsicker
EMCAA Meeting West Asia (Arabic, Turkish and Persian MC) with Prof. Dr. François Déroche, École pratique des hautes études in Paris.
5-7 June
Prof. Dr. Bruno Reudenbach
Chair of the Section "Handschriftenproduktion" at the conference "Zentrum oder Peripherie? Kulturtransfer in Hildesheim und im Raum Niedersachsen", Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel.
4 June
Hanna Wimmer, M.A.
CSMC congratulates Hanna Wimmer for having been awarded the Karl H. Ditze Prize 2013 of the University of Hamburg. Her dissertation entitled 'Zu Seitendisposition und Illustration in Aristoteles-Manuskripten aus Oxford und Paris, ca. 1230-1320: Mediale Konsequenzen der universitären Lehr- und Lernpraxis' was awarded the prize for an outstanding dissertation in the Department of Cultural History and Contemporary Culture.
16 May
Dr. Orna Almogi
Lecture “The National Archives’ (Kathmandu) rNying ma rgyud 'bum Manuscript Edition: Distinctive Features as Clues for Its Origin and History of Transmission.” Conference on “Manuscript and Xylograph Traditions in the Tibetan Cultural Sphere: Regional and Periodical Characteristics.” University of Hamburg, Khyentse Center for Tibetan Buddhist Textual Scholarship (KC-TBTS), 15–18.05.2013.
26 April
Karsten Helmholz, M.A.
Discussion and testing of 3D-Scan technology at the Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt. Various manuscript samples and materials were scanned and the results evaluated.
22 April
Prof. Dr. Christian Brockmann
Seminar on greek-byzantine manuscript culture with grammar school students at the Wilhelm-Gymnasium/Hamburg
12-13 April
Prof. Dr. Harunaga Isaacson
Participation in the Workshop "Buddhist Manuscript Culture: Textuality and Materiality" Faculty of Asian Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge University, presenting a paper "Scattered leaves: on some Buddhist Tantric prakīrṇapattrāṇi in Cambridge University Library" and chairing the final discussion.
11 April
Dr. Stefan Thiemann, Karsten Helmholz, M.A.
Participation in the first joint workshop of INF Serviceprojects of all Collaborative Research Centres currently funded by the DFG in Göttingen.
22 March
Prof. Dr. Harunaga Isaacson
Lecture ‘Nepāladeśe hastalikhitapustakānāṃ sthitiḥ kā, mahattvaṃ ca kīdṛśam, pāścātyeṣu deśeṣu saṃskṛtabhāṣāyāḥ saṃskṛtavāṅmayasya cādhyayanaṃ kathaṃ pracalati’ (‘On the importance and current condition of Nepalese manuscripts, and on othe study of Sanskrit in the West’) at Nepal Sanskrit University, Kathmandu.
5 March
Prof. Dr. Tilman Seidensticker
On the occasion of the presentation of the new manuscript database 'Orient Online' Prof. Dr.Tilman Seidensticker held a lecture on islamic manuscripts in Berlin. Islamische Handschriften in Berlin - Wie sie hierher kamen - Wie sie aussehen - Was wir aus ihnen erfahren
4 March
Prof. Dr. Volker Grabowsky
“Viewing Lan Na and the Mekong Subregion via the Tai-Thai scripts”, lecture delivered (in Thai) at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Maejo University, Chiang Mai
3 March
Prof. Dr. Jörg B. Quenzer
Lecture “Means of Knowledge: Paratexts in Buddhist Manuscripts of Medieval Japan” at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies.
1 March
Dr. Tomoyuki Nagata
The CSMC congratulates Dr.Tomoyuki Nagata for having been awarded a position at the Kyōto University beginning in March 2013. Dr.Nagata has studied paratexts in chinese manuscripts of the 17th century in the sub-project A02 "Organization of Knowledge Through Paratexts: The Donglin Manuscripts". Dr.Nagata is a Sinologist specialized in Medieval Chinese literature, he is engaged in research of manuscripts from medieval and late imperial China.
March - April
Prof. Dr. Christian Brockmann
Seminar on greek-byzantine manuscript culture with grammar school students at the Johanneum/Hamburg
3 January
Eva Maschke, M.A.
Presentation “The dynamics of destruction: Medieval music manuscripts and their after-life” at the Royal Musical Association (RMA) Research Student’s Conference 2013 at the University of Southampton, UK.

14 December
Prof. Dr. Bruno Reudenbach
Leader of the workshop "Bücher und Bilder. Text, Schrift und Bild in der Karolingerzeit", Historisches Museum Frankfurt a. M.
27 November
Prof. Dr. Christian Brockmann
Seminar on greek-byzantine manuscript culture with grammar school students at the Christianeum/Hamburg
25 October
Prof. Dr. Christian Brockmann
Lecture at Unversität Basel: „Griechische Philosophie in bedeutenden byzantinischen Manuskripten“
10 October
Dr. Orna Almogi
Lecture “Some Highlights of Recent Tibetological and Buddhological Research Findings.” Ati Foundation, Thimphu, Bhutan.
6 October
Drs. Ridder H. Samsom
Presentation of the paper "Khati za Kiswahili Zilizoandikwa kwa Mkono kwa Herufi za Kiarabu Zilizomo katika Hifadhi za Maandishi Afrika ya Mashariki" at the international conference "50 Years of Kiswahili as a Language of African Liberation, Unification and Renaissance", 4-6 October 2012, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
30 September
Dr. Emmanuel Francis
Dr.Francis has been awarded a position at the prestigious French Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) starting in autumn 2012. Dr.Francis has studied manuscripts of an Old Tamil devotional hymn in the sub-project A04 'Ways to Lord Murukaṉ – The Paratextual Field of an Old-Tamil Hymn' and will continue contributing to this sub-project.
16 July
Prof. Dr. Christian Brockmann et al.
Workshop on "Digital Methods in Manuscript Studies" as part of the "Digital Humanities 2012" conference.
Hamburg University
16 July
Dr. Orna Almogi
Lecture with Agnieszka Helman-Wazny & Jeff Wallman, “The role of digitisation in manuscript and textual research as exemplified by their application to Tibetan manuscript culture.” Workshop: “Digital Methods in Manuscript Studies,” Digital Humanities Conference, 16–23.06. 2012, University of Hamburg.
11 July
Eva Maschke, M.A.
Presentation “Treasures and Trash in Cistercian libraries: Newly discovered conductus fragments in a Clairvaux manuscript” at theMedieval and Renaissance Conference in Nottingham, UK.
25 June – 15 October
Drs. Ridder H. Samsom
Fieldwork for Project C07 in Zanzibar / Dar es Salaam / Tanga, Tanzania.
20 June
Prof. Dr. Bruno Reudenbach
Lecture at the Workshop "Handschriften wechseln von Hand zu Hand / Manuscripts Changing Hands": "Das Buch in der Hand Gottes - Ostentation oder Übergabe?".
Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel
23 May
Dr. Orna Almogi
Presentation of the paper: "The Eighteen Major Mahāyoga Tantras and Their Organisation within the Collection of the Ancient Tantras" at the 11th Annual Conference of Asian Studies in Israel, Tel Aviv University.
17 - 20 May
Drs. Ridder Samsom
Bayreuth University. 25th Swahili Colloquium. Presentation: “Nafasi ya Khati za Zamani za Kiswahili katika Ukusanyaji wa Maandishi huko Afrika ya Mashariki”.
28 April
Janina Karolewski, MA
Presentation at the annual symposium of the "Isa Lohmann-Siems Stiftung", Warburg-Haus, Hamburg:
"Gesungene Dichtung, Langhalslaute und Manuskripte. Vermittlung und Vergegenwärtigung von Wissen im anatolischen Alevitentum"
21 April
Prof. Dr.Volker Grabowsky
Lecture at the symposion celebrating the anniversary of the Thai-German relations, Berlin:
"Manuscript Cultures of the Tai and their Identity-Creating Role in Present Times"
21 March
Dr.Orna Almogi
Lecture at Centro di Studi sul Buddhismo, Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale.", Naples:
"The Multiple Versions of the rNying ma rgyud 'bum Collection: A Case Study of Organisational Schemes and Compilatory Processes of Tibetan Buddhist Scriptures"
19 - 23 March
Frederike-W. Daub, MA, Hadiya Gurtmann, MA
Participation in the workshop: "Arabic Manuscript Studies: An Introduction" at the State Library of Berlin. The workshop was lead by Adam Gacek (McGill-University, Montreal)
29 February
Dr.Stefan Thiemann, Karsten Helmholz, MA
Participation in a joint Workshop of DINI (Deutsche Initiative für Netzwerkinformation) and nestor (Kompetenznetzwerk für digitale Langzeitarchivierung), Hamburg:
"Elektronische Langzeitarchivierung in Hochschulen."
7 February - 3 March
Dr.Emmanuel Francis
Field trip to Tamil Nadu/India. Photographing and examining manuscripts in libraries. Reading sessions of manuscripts with the team from the Caṅkam Project (École française d’Extrême-Orient, Pondicherry).
Lecture on 29 February at the Centre of the École française d’Extrême-Orient in Pondicherry: "Supplementing poetry: The additional stanzas to the Tirumurukāṟṟuppaṭai".
1 February - 1 March
Dr.Tomoyuki Nagata
Field trip to Taipei/Taiwan. Investigation and copying of the Donglin Manuscripts, collecting of the related literature and data. Visits to the Academia Sinica, National Palace Museum, National Central Library and National Taiwan University.
27 & 28 January
Prof. Dr.Harunaga Isaacson
Visit to Cambridge as an external consultant of the newly started project 'The intellectual and religious traditions of South Asia as seen through the Sanskrit manuscript collections of the University Library, Cambridge'.
Lecture in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge University: 'Bendall and beyond: Cataloguing the (Buddhist) Sanskrit Manuscripts in Cambridge University Library.'
9 January
Eva Maschke, M.A.
Presenting paper “Material Culture and Music: 13th-century Conductus and Sigillography” at the CMRC (Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture) Research Seminar at the University of Southampton, UK.

25-27 November
Prof. Dr. Bruno Reudenbach
"Christus etiam nobis liber fit." Ein Leitmotiv für Gebrauch und Gestaltung frühmittelalterlicher Evangelienbücher. Lecture at Universität Heidelberg, SFB 933 Materiale Textkulturen.
Workshop: Erscheinungsformen und Handhabungen "Heiliger Schriften".
21-22 November
Karsten Helmholz, MA, Dipl. Ing. Viktor Kurbangulov
Presentation of the project INF at the MyCoRe User Meeting at Universität Jena.
21 November
Prof. Dr. Michael Friedrich, Prof. Dr. Jörg Quenzer
Presentation of CSMC at Universität Heidelberg, SFB 933 Materiale Textkulturen.
15 November
Prof. Dr. Jörg B. Quenzer
"Schreib mir´s auf! Diktier es diesem Kinde" - Manuskriptkulturen in Asien und Afrika.
Lecture at the Universitäts-Gesellschaft Hamburg.
10-13 November
Eva Maschke, MA
„Material Culture and Music: 13th-Century Conductus and Sigillography“ Paper presented at the „American Musicological Society (AMS)“ Conference, San Francisco, USA.
4-5 November
Eva Maschke, MA
„Conductus Fragments from the Dominican Convent in Frankfurt on the Main: Aspects of Style and Transmission“ Paper presentet at the Conference „Ars-Antiqua“, Princeton, USA.
4-6 October
Dr.Orna Almogi
„Die Buch- und Schriftkultur Tibets: Entstehung, Entwicklung und Instandhaltung.“ Lecture held at the opening of the exhibition „Kalligraphie im Dialog: China - Iran - Tibet“, Gallerie Atelier III, Bramstedt.
13 September
Eva Maschke, M.A.
Presentation “Through the Gate of Salvation: Latin Poetry and Music in the 12th- and 13th-century Conductus” at theMedieval Song Network Workshop ath the University of London, UK.
24 August
Prof. Dr. Bernd Neumann PhD, Dipl.-Inf. Rainer Herzog, Dipl.-Inf. Arved Solth
The project team of Z03 "Image Processing Methods for Determining Manuscript and Character Features" visits the BKA in Wiesbaden for a presentation of the BKA system FISH ("Forensisches Informationssystem Handschrift").
8 July
Eva Maschke, M.A.
Presentation “Material Culture and Music: Sigillography and 13th-century British Polyphony” at theMedieval and Renaissance Conference in Barcelona, Spain.