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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1331: Medieval Ethiopia, II: Materiality and Manuscript Studies

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organiser:Verena Krebs, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Moderator/Chair:Adam Simmons, Department of History, Lancaster University
Paper 1331-aInterplay between Materiality and Textuality in an Ethiopian Hagiographical Work
(Language: English)
Susanne Hummel, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies, Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Hagiography, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1331-bWriting as Technology: Medieval Ethiopia - Some Observations
(Language: English)
Denis Nosnitsin, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies, Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Technology
Paper 1331-cEthiopian Bindings: Techniques, Tools, and Decoration
(Language: English)
Sean Winslow, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Printing History, Technology

Ethiopia has a long history of materiality, both in manuscripts and in paintings. Following on from the first session in this series of panels, speakers in this session will highlight Ethiopian manuscript culture, both its decoration and production. Paper a will present on the production of 'forgeries' in Ethiopian manuscript culture. Paper b concerns itself with the physical production of manuscripts, particularly the act and art of writing. Building on from the previous paper, paper c discusses the binding of Ethiopian manuscripts in terms of their production and decoration.