Calendarium

Aktivitäten der Forschergruppe Manuskriptkulturen in Asien und Afrika


Laufzeit: 2008 - 2011

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26 May  |  Prof Dr Gregor Schoeler (Universität Basel)

"Studiert nicht bei Lehrern, die sich nur auf Koranhandschriften stützen!" Mündliche Lehrüberlieferung im Islam - Hörervermerke in arabischen Handschriften. Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

12 May  |  Prof Dr E. Ulrich Kratz (SOAS, University of London)

What makes Malay Manuscript Culture? Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

28 April  |  Emmanouil Patedakis Ph.D. (University of Crete)

Inscriptions and manuscripts from Late Medieval and Early Modern Crete: Testimonies of written culture between Byzantium and Venice. Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

14 April  |  Uta Lauer (Stockholm University)

Seeing the man in his characters: The case of Yan Zhenqing 颜真卿 (709-785). Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

1-5 January  |  Nafiseh Sajjadi, MA

Field research in Teheran, Iran.

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16 December  |  Dr Dmitry Bondarev (SOAS, London), Dr Doris Löhr (Universität Hamburg), Dr Abba I. Tijani (University of Maiduguri)

Bridging linguistics, palaeography, and codicology: Old Kanembu in the Borno Qur'anic manuscripts. Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

10-31 December  |  Nafiseh Sajjadi, MA

Field research in Teheran, Iran.

2 December  |  Angelika Wöbken (Bundeskriminalamt, Wiesbaden)

Methodische Grundlagen der forensischen Schriftuntersuchung und die Arbeitsweise des Handschriftenerkennungsdienstes. Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

26-27 November  |  Nafiseh Sajjadi, MA

Teilnahme am Workshop "Book materials in Oriental Cultures", COMst in Pisa, Italy.

11 November  |  Dr Susan Whitfield (British Library, London)

The History and Formats of Silk Road Manuscripts: Interchanges of Cultures. Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

1-25 November  |  Mark Schneider

Field research in Japan (Osaka, Tokyo, Sendai, Hino).

23-26 October  |  Dr Wang Ding

Co-organized with the Academia Turfanica "Turfan Forum - Old Languages of the Silk Roads". "Barbarian features in Chinese manuscripts and inscriptions", paper presented at the same Forum.

19 October  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson

Sanskrit Manuscript Culture. Invited lecture at the China Tibetology Research Center, Beijing, China.

7-10 October

"One-Volume Libraries": Composite Manuscripts and Multiple Text Manuscripts International Conference, MCAA, University of Hamburg. | Abstracts "One-Volume Libraries"

2 October  |  Dr Orna Almogi

"Travelogues as Sources for the Study of the Culture of the Book in the Tibetan Cultural Sphere: The Example of Kah thog si tu Chos kyi rgya mtsho's gNas yig." Lecture held at Renmin University, Beijing.

27 September  |  Dr Orna Almogi

"Towards a History of the Transmission of the rNying ma rgyud 'bum Manuscript Collections." Lecture held at the China Tibetology Research Center, Beijing.

26 September  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson

On the Importance of Sanskrit and of Sanskrit Manuscripts for the Study of Buddhism. Invited lecture at the Department of Philosophy, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

23 September  |  PD Dr Florian Sobieroj

"Mystische Zustände und Standplätze in einem wiederentdeckten Text al-Quschairis", 31. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Marburg.

15 September  |  Prof Dr Tilman Seidensticker

"Eine kleine Einführung in die klassische arabische Literatur", Vortrag gehalten anläßlich der Eröffnung der Ausstellung "Die Wunder der Schöpfung" in der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München.

8 September  |  Dr Wang Ding

Lecture "Some questions of Chinese Buddhist colophons" at the Institute of Research in Chinese history, Peking University.

24 August - 3 September  |  Dr Wang Ding

Visit at the Turfan Museum (Xinjiang, China) to study newly discovered Buddhist manuscripts.

19 August  |  Dr Orna Almogi

"The Circulation of Manuscript and Xylograph Editions of the Tibetan Canon: A Preliminary Survey." The 12th Seminar of the International Association for Buddhist Studies, Vancouver.

18 August  |  Dr Orna Almogi

Discussant in the panel "Tibetological Library and Archive Resources: State of the Field and a Fielding of Needs." The 12th Seminar of the International Association for Buddhist Studies, Vancouver.

3 August  |  PD Dr. Eva Wilden

"Text Constitution and Manuscripts: the Cases of Kuṟuntokai, Naṟṟiṇai and Akanāṉūru". Lecture given at the Classical Tamil Summer Seminar, Pondicherry, India.

23-24 July  |  Prof Bernd Neumann, PhD

"Developments in Computer-supported Palaeographic Analysis" Kenote-Lecture given by a Workshop "Digital Support for Manuscript Analysis", organized by the Research Networking Programme "Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies", Universität Hamburg.

15-23 July  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson

Organizer: Third International Workshop on Early Tantra, Asien-Afrika-Institut, University of Hamburg. Paper: Further notes on the Trisamayarājaṭīkā and the Kalyāṇakāmadhenu.

8 July  |  Prof Dr Alessandro Bausi (UHH) and Prof Dr Alberto Camplani ("La Sapienza", Università di Roma)

"The Recovery of Late-Antique Church Archives: Methodological Considerations about new Ethiopic Documents and their Coptic and Latin Parallels". Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

17 June  |  Prof Hamza M. Njozi (Muslim University of Morogoro, Tanzania)

Swahili-Arabic Manuscripts: Some Preliminary Observations. Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

11 June  |  Mark Schneider

"The Difference Engine: Manuscripts, Media Change and Transmission of Knowledge in Premodern Japan". International Conference Lo studio dell'Asia fra antico e moderno at La Sapienza (Rome).

28 May  |  Nafiseh Sadat Sajjadi, MA

"From manuscript to print: variance in text and media of copies of Shahnama from 19th century Iran". Lecture given at the "Conference on Codicology and History of the Manuscript in Arabic Script", Madrid, 27-29 May 2010.

28 May  |  Prof Dr Tilman Seidensticker

Der Tübingen Umar aus kodikologischer Sicht. Vortrag im Rahmen "The Arabian Nights Workshop", Universität Erlangen 26-29 May 2010

20 May  |  Prof Dr Tilman Seidensticker

Islamische Kleinhandschriften. Vortrag im Rahmen des Bayerischen Orient-Kolloquiums, Bamberg, Sommersemester 2010.

6 May  |  Prof Dr Avihai Shivtiel (University of Leeds)

What is the Cairo Genizah? Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

22 April  |  Prof Dr Michael Friedrich, Prof Dr Jörg B. Quenzer

Das Manuskript als Leitmedium der Buchkulturen Ostasiens. Lecture given at the Conference: "Handschriften- und Textforschung heute", Universität Hamburg.

12 April  |  Camillo A. Formigatti

"Manoscritti parlanti. Oralità e auralità, scritture e manoscritti nell’India tradizionale" ("Speaking Manuscripts. Orality and Aurality, scripts and manuscripts in ancient India"), Vortrag an der Università degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Antichità (Universität Mailand, Institut für Altertumswissenchaft; University of Milan, Department for Ancient Studies).

24 March  |  PD Dr Florian Sobieroj

"The way of mystical states and stations in classical Sufism: the 'Uyun al-ajwiba of al-Qushayri", University of Human Unity, Auroville, Indien.

29 January  |  Prof Dr Bernd Neumann

Manuskriptbeschreibung mit Bildanalysemethoden. Vortrag auf dem Workshop "Islamische Handschriften in Deutschland", Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, 28.-29.1.2010.

29 January  |  Prof Dr Tilman Seidensticker

Die "Katalogisierung der Orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland" zwischen Minimal- und Maximalprogramm. Vortrag auf dem Workshop "Islamische Handschriften in Deutschland", Orientalisches Institut/Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, 28.-29.1.2010.

January  |  Dr Anaïs Wion

Participation to the seminar ‘L'apport des disciplines érudites à l'étude de l'écrit’ organised by B. Fraenkel (EHESS) and the research group ‘Pratiques d'écriture : corpus, analyses, enquêtes », EHESS, Title of the paper : « Stratégies d’écriture des chartes : privilèges royaux, exceptions princières et roublardises cléricales (Éthiopie, XVe-XIXe s.)’

9 January

Presentation of the research group 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien und Afrika' on the Third General Meeting of the EUROPEAN CONSORTIUM FOR ASIAN FIELD STUDY, 8-10 January.

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4 December  |  Mark Schneider

"Writer's Word and Writer's Merit: Colophons in Japanese Buddhist Manuscript Tradition". Interdisciplinary Conference On Colophons (Hamburg University).

3-5 December

Conference: "Colophones". At MCAA, University of Hamburg.

October/November  |  Dr Anaïs Wion

Organisation of the first workshop of the Ethiopian Manuscripts Archive (EMA) research group at the French center of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. This workshop was followed by a panel : «Continuity in the making of Ethiopian archives, from the Ancient and Medieval periods up to 1931 » dedicated to the scientific results of thiqs research group, organised by A. Wion and Shiferaw Bekele (Addis Abeba University), at the 17th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Abeba.

October  | Dr Orna Almogi

Field research in Nepal (Kathmandu) and Bhutan (21.08-03.10.2009).

21 October  |  Prof Dr Michael Friedrich

Lecture on manucript cultures at the Centre for Research on Manuscripts of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.

15 October  |  Prof Dr Michael Friedrich

Lecture on manucript cultures at Yuelu Academy of Hunan University, Changsha, China.

22-23 September  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson

Workshop on Sanskrit Textual Criticism. Yale University, New Haven.

3-5 Septemper  |  Mark Schneider

Participation at the International Conference Dunhuang Studies: prospects and problems for the coming second century of research.

3-5 Septemper  |  Dr Ding Wang

Participated in the International conference “Dunhuang Studies: Prospects and problems for the coming second century of research”. Paper: ‘Chinese people with barbarian names–a proposographic study on manuscripts from Dunhuang and Turfan’. Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg

25 August  |  Dr Ding Wang

Lecture on new discoveries of manuscripts from Turfan at Academia Turfanica, Turfan, China.

20-22 August  | Dr Ding Wang

Participated in the International symposium on the Silk Road studies. Paper: 'Some observations on Chinese Buddhist colophons in medieval times'. Yinchuan, China.

20 & 23 July  |  Prof Dr Jost Gippert (Universität Frankfurt)

Workshop about "Schriftwechsel". Workshop given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

1 July  |  Prof Dr Jost Gippert (Universität Frankfurt)

Manuscripta Sinaitica. Neufunde im Katharinen-Kloster. Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

29 June  |  Prof Charles Melville

The Cambridge Shahnama Project. Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

20-31 June  | Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson

Teilnahme am "Second International Workshop on Early Tantra", Pondicherry Centre of the Ecole francaise d'Extreme-Orient ('French School of Asian Studie').

19 June  |  Dr Hanna Hayduk

Bildlektüre: Zum Verhältnis von Text und Bild in Rechtsbüchern. Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

15-19 June  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson

Participated in a workshop "Indic Buddhist Manuscripts: The State of the Field" Paper: 'New and Old Buddhist Manuscript Discoveries in Nepal'. Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, Stanford University.

6 June  |  Dr. Anaïs Wion

Participation to the International Conference ‘AEGIS 3rd European Conference on African Studies’ Leipzig, Panel: Writing the Oral - The building of history and the notions of ‘past’ and ‘present’: Ambiguities in the making and the transmission of Gonj's history (Ethiopia, Gojjam)‏.

4-5 June  |  Prof Dr Michael Friedrich

Participated in workshop on the "Qin manuscripts in possession of Yuelu Academy", Changsha, China.

1-2 June  |  Prof Dr Michael Friedrich, Dr. Ding Wang

Presented papers at the conference "Why were Chinese religious and philosophical texts copied" at Eötvös Lórand University, Budapest, Hungary.

29 May  |  Rainer Herzog

Participated at the "International Conference: Analysing Manuscripts - Textual Scholarship and the Sciences" University of Berne, Switzerland.

13 May  |  Dr. Anaïs Wion

Participation to the International Conference: La fabriques des savoirs en Afrique sub-saharienne : acteurs, lieux et usages dans la longue durée, Colloque international, Pannel: “Conserver, archiver, patrimonialiser le savoir”, Paris. La fabrique des archives du royaume chrétien d’Éthiopie au XVIe siècle. Promulgation, enregistrement, transmission et conservation des actes royaux.

26 April to 31 May  |  Nafiseh Sajjadi

Fieldwork in Iran.

23 April  |  Prof Dr Edwin Wieringa (Universität zu Köln):

Orthodoxie als Stolz der kleinen Leute: Einige Bemerkungen zu einer malaiischen theologischen Sammelhandschrift aus Batavia um 1861 (UB Leipzig V 1055). Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

27 March  |  Dr Agnieszka Helman-Wazny (Cornell University):

Tibetan book formats and bookbinding styles - casual links between books regional origin, dating and text affiliation. Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

20 March  |  Dr Katrin Einicke (Universität Halle):

Korrektur, Differenzierung und Abkürzung in indischen Inschriften und Handschriften. Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

25 February  |  Dr Agnieszka Helman-Wazny (Cornell University):

The Art of Tibetan Gold Manuscripts. Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

5 February  |  Prof Dr Helmut Glück (Universität Bamberg):

Methodisches zum Begriff 'Schriftzeichen' mit einem Blick auf §301 in Arthur Schopenhauers "Parerga und Paralipomena" sowie einer Leseübung. Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

8-10 January  |  Prof Dr Ludwig Paul, Nafiseh Sajjadi, M.A.:

Persian Manuscript Culture in the Qajar Period: The Shahnama, Aspects of Manuscript Production and Text Variation(s). Workshop: The Reception of the Shahnama II, University of Leiden (Netherlands).

7 January  |  Prof Dr Michael Friedrich:

Presentation of the research group at the "Asia-Europe Forum on Field Studies" organized by the European Consortium for Asian Field Study (ECAF), EFEO, Pondicherry, India.

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December 2008 - January 2009  |  Dr. Anaïs Wion

Field research in Aksum (Tigray).

December  |  Dr. Anaïs Wion

Participation to the International Conference ‘Territories of Ethiopia: Histories, Spaces and Powers’, Addis Abeba, 12 December. 2008, with the paper « Aksum Seyon Church Territory. A Micro-Analysis of its Tributary Lands and the Writings of its Charters and Land Regulations ».

11 December  |  Imre Galambos, Ph.D. (British Library, London):

Records of a pilgrimage: A group of 10th century Sino-Tibetan manuscripts from Dunhuang. Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

25 November  |  Dr Orna Almogi:

The bsTan-'gyur and its Patrons and Editors: The History of the Transmission of the 'Treatises in Translation' Based on Historical Sources. Lecture held at the International Institute for Buddhist Studies, Tokyo.

20 November  |  Dr Hanna Hayduk:

Text and picture in the Codex Balthasaris Behem. Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cracow, Poland.

13 November  |  Prof Dr Verena Klemm (Universität Leipzig):

Die "Refaiya" aus Damaskus: Eine historische Familienbibliothek und ihre Erforschung. Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

19 October  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson:

Participated in a Seminar on Sanskrit Manuscripts at Peking University, China.

19 October  |  Dr Ding Wang:

The questions about the Emin-Qoja's portrayal from the Ziguang Pavillion of the Forbidden City. Lecture at The Third International Conference on Turfan Studies in Xinjiang, China.

18 October  |  Dr Eva Wilden:

Presentation of the research group "Les noms de la langue" at the CNRS, laboratoire "Histoire des théories linguistiques". presentation "Représentations de la langue et des langues dans la littérature tamoule ancienne: comment le tamoul est devenu frais et sublime

16 October  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson:

Participated in a Panel on Sanskrit Studies in the 2008 Beijing Seminar on Tibetan Studies, at the China Tibetology Research Center, Beijing. The panel was concerned with the present and future state of research on Sanskrit manuscripts in Tibet.

2 October  |  Dr Orna Almogi:

The Cult and Culture of Sacred Books in Tibet: Doctrinal, Political and Economical Factors.Tsukuba University, Japan.

30 September - 6 October  |  Dr Eva Wilden:

Research trip to London and Cambridge (BL and Cambridge University Library).

22-26 September  |  Prof Dr Ludwig Paul, Nafiseh Sajjadi, M.A.:

Participation at the Summer-School on Persian Codicology. Institute of Iranian Studies/Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (Austria).

15-26 September  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson:

Organized and participated in the First International Workshop on Early Tantra, Kathmandu, Nepal. During the workshop drafts of editions of four important early tantric texts, based on old Nepalese palm-leaf manuscripts, were read and discussed. This workshop was made possible by the support of the DFG and ANR.
For a report see: http://www.tantric-studies.org/projects/early-tantra/1iwet/

29 August  |  Dr Eva Wilden:

"Aaciriyappaa -- The Unwritten Rules of Classical Tamil metre" Lecture at the 11th International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences, Potsdam, Germany.

23-24 July  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson:

Cataloguing Sanskrit Manuscripts. Training offered at the request of a visiting team of scholars from Geumgang University, South Korea at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

10 July  |  Agnieszka Helman-Wazny (Cornell University):

„The secrets of Asian papermakers preserved in ancient manuscripts.“ Lecture at the Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

2-5 July  |  Dr Florian Sobieroj:

"Didaktische Dichtung in al-Qushayris Kitab 'Uyun al-agwiba: ein sufischer Diskurs über die Liebe". Lecture given at the international conference in honour of Prof Wolfdietrich Fischer, University Erlangen.

22 May  |  Prof Dr Horst Wenzel, Berlin:

Werkzeughand und Handzeichen: Zur anthropologischen Grundlegung von Bilddeixis und Textdeixis. Lecture given at MCAA, University of Hamburg.

25 April  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson:

Invited lecture on ‘Words of the Yoginīs: Reflections on the Textual History of the Buddhist Yoginītantras’, in the Numata Distinguished Guest Speaker Series, at the Oriental Institute, Oxford University.

22 January  |  Dr Orna Almogi:

"On Some Less Known Tenjur Editions: Filling the Gap in the History of the Transmission of the Translated Treatises." Lecture held at the Departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures and of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

21 January  |  Prof Dr Raoul Motika, Abteilung Vorderer Orient (Turkologie), Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg:

„Die Handschriften des Osmanischen Reiches“ Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika III“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

18 January  |  Prof Dr Jost Gippert, Frankfurt:

„Zur Entstehung der Schriftlichkeit im spätantiken Kaukasus: Die ältesten Handschriften aus Armenien, Georgien und dem Kaukasischen Albanien“ Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika III“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

7 January  |  Dr Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst, Arbeitsstellenleiter des Turfan-Projekts, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie:

„Die Manuskripte der Turfansammlung in Berlin“ Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika III“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

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10 December  |  Prof Dr Michael Zimmermann, Abteilung für Kultur und Geschichte Indiens und Tibets (Buddhismuskunde), Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg:

„Vom gesprochenen Wort zum Manuskript: die Schriftkultur und ihre Bedeutung für den Buddhismus Indiens“ Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika III“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

26 November  |  Prof Dr Bruno Reudenbach, Abteilung Kunstgeschichte, Universität Hamburg:

„Das Buch als Heiligtum: Anlagekonzept und Bildlichkeit frühmittelalterlicher Evangelienbücher“ Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika III“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

12 November  |  Christine Putzo, M.A., Institut für Germanistik I, Universität Hamburg:

„Komik, Ernst und Mise en page: Ein Handschriftenrätsel aus dem deutschen Spätmittelalter“ Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika III“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

October-November  |  Dr. Anaïs Wion

Field research in South-Gondär.

October  |  Dr. Anaïs Wion

Participation to the International Conference ‘Comparative Perspectives on Land Tenure Systems: Medieval and Modern Ethiopia and France’ International Seminar. October 4th- 6th, 2007. Addis Ababa, with the paper What's Beyond Liber Aksumae ? From the Making of a "Medieval Cartulary" to a Fabricated Western Intellectual Object.

29 October  |  Prof Dr Jörg B. Quenzer:

„Was kann und soll eine Handschriftenkunde für die Erforschung der Kulturen in Asien und Afrika leisten?“ Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika III“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

11 October  |  Prof Dr Michael Friedrich:

Keynote on ‘Material aspects of manuscripts in East Asia’ Workshop in 'Manuscriptology', Copenhagen University.

8 October  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson:

Keynote on ‘The Perils of Philology’ Workshop in 'Manuscriptology', Copenhagen University.

8 August  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson:

Invited lecture on ‘Conservation and Cataloguing of Sanskrit Manuscripts’ at the Tibetan Academy of Social Sciences, Lhasa.

6 August  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson:

Invited lecture on ‘Sanskrit Studies: Past and Present’ at the Tibetan Academy of Social Sciences, Lhasa. [The importance of manuscript-studies was one of the main focus-points.]

2 June  |  Prof Dr Michael Friedrich/Prof Dr Jörg B. Quenzer:

„Mediendifferenz in Ostasien: Handschrift und Blockdruck“. II. Kongreß Kulturwissenschaftliche Technikforschung, Universität Hamburg.

4 May  |  Prof Dr Jörg B. Quenzer:

„Zur Textualität des religiösen Schrifttums im vormodernen Japan“. Jahrestreffen des Arbeitskreises Japanische Religionen, Universität Tübingen, Japanologie.

15 March  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson:

Invited lecture on ‘The Study of Sanskrit Manuscripts: Past and Future’ at the China Tibetology Research Center, Beijing.

5 February  |  Prof Dr Jörg B. Quenzer:

„Wissen und Ästhetik: Handschriftkultur im vormodernen Japan“. Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika II“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

8 January  |  Prof Dr Michael Friedrich:

„Von Hundesöhnen und Königskindern: Die Manuskriptkultur der Yao in Südwestchina und Südostasien“. Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika II“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

2-17 January  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson:

Participated and gave a paper in an international ‘Workshop on Early Śaivism: the Testimony of the Niśvāsatattvasaṃhitā’ (important early Śaiva tantric text, unpublished, which was studied at the workshop from a unique Nepalese palm-leaf manuscript) at the Pondicherry Centre of the Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient.


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April-September  |  Prof Dr William G. Boltz (University of Washington, Seattle)

Fellow, Lectures on "Early Chinese Manuscripts"

12 December  |  PD Dr Wilden:

„Wurm im Gedächtnis – Handschriften unterwegs in Südindien“. Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika II“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

28 November  |  Prof Dr Tilman Seidensticker:

„Islamische Handschriften: Das Vertraute und das Unvertraute“. Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika II“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

13 November  |  Prof Dr Bernd Neumann:

„Manuskriptanalyse mit dem Computer“. Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika II“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

30 October  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson:

„Zwischen den Zeilen: Sanskrit-Handschriften als Quellen für die Sozialgeschichte des mittelalterlichen Südasiens“. Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika II“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

20-21 October  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson:

Paper ‘Reflections on the Caṇḍamahārosaṇatantra, its manuscript transmission, and its place in the history of tantric Buddhism’ and participated in an international conference ‘The Buddhist Manuscripts and the Buddhist Studies’ at Geumgang University, Nonsan, Korea.

October  |  Dr Anais Wion:

Symposion «Language and History», École Doctorale Paris-1 University, department of History: The language of Ethiopian charters.

September  |  Dr Orna Almogi:

„On the Identification of Some Canonical Texts, Their Authors and Translators“. The Eleventh Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Königswinter.

26 June  |  Dr Stefan Thiemann:

„Manuskripte in der digitalen Welt“. Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika I“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

12 June  |  Prof Dr Ludwig Paul:

„Iranische Handschriften einst und jetzt“. Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika I“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

22 May  |  Dr Orna Almogi:

„Auf den Spuren einer 1300 Jahre alten Schriftkultur auf dem Dach der Welt: Legenden, Fakten und Entdeckungen“. Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika I“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

15 May  |  PD Dr Arndt Graf:

„The second life of manuscripts: Malaiische Handschriften online“. Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika I“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

10 May  |  Prof Dr Jörg B. Quenzer:

„Die Handschrift im vormodernen Japan zwischen oraler Überlieferung und Drucktechnik“, Habilitationskolloquium, Philosophische Fakultät, Universität zu Köln.

24 April  |  Prof Dr Barend Jan Terwiel:

„Geographische Darstellungen in siamesischen Manuskripten“. Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika I“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

10 April  |  Prof Dr Dr Siegbert Uhlig:

„Äthiopische Handschriften“. Lecture Series: „Faszination der Handschrift in Asien und Afrika I“, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg.

January  |  Dr Anais Wion:

2d International Symposium on Ethiopian Philology, 16-18 January, organized by the Department of Linguistics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia: Philological Approach of Ancient Archives. Materiality, Copies, Orality.


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22 November  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson:

Paper ‘Becoming Hevajra’ at the Center for Buddhist Studies, University of California at Berkeley. [The paper drew extensively on unpublished Sanskrit manuscript material.]

5 November  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson:

Public lecture, together with Dr Li Xuezhu, on ‘Study of Sanskrit Manuscripts in China and the West’ at the Centre of Buddhist Studies, University of Hong Kong.

4 October  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson:

Paper ‘The Hevajra works of the lineage of Ḍombīheruka’ at a ‘Workshop on Tantric Ritual’, Institute of Oriental Culture, Tōkyō University. [The paper drew extensively on unpublished Sanskrit manuscript material.]

October  |  Dr Anais Wion:

Running on one week of professional training on Ethiopian manuscripts and Cataloguing Systems at NALE dedicated to curators, librarians and archivists of different Ethiopian patrimonial institutions.

May–June  |  Prof Dr Harunaga Isaacson:

Gave classes on the Buddhakapālatantra and the commentary by Abhayākaragupta thereon (unpublished; edited from manuscripts) at the Department of Sanskrit, Peking University, and participated in the meetings of the Workshop for Studies of Sanskrit Manuscripts and Buddhist Literature of Peking University.

28-30 May  |  Dr Matthias Richter:

“Marks, errors and corrections in the Mawangdui Laozi manuscripts”. Paper presented at the conference “Chinese Paleography: Theory and Practice”, University of Chicago, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


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June 2003-August 2004  |  Prof Dr Zhan Ru (Beijing University)

Visiting Professor, Lectures on "The Dunhuang Manuscripts"

27–29 February  |  Dr Matthias Richter:

Organizer/Chair: 2nd Hamburg Tomb Text Workshop. Universität Hamburg, Asien-Afrika-Institut.