[INDOLOGY] OPEN: Registration for 10th Annual Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies

Benjamin Fleming fleming_b4 at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 18 16:07:58 UTC 2017

Dear members of the list (apologies for x-posting):
Registration for the SIMS annual symposium is now open. This year's symposium has a strong contingent of South Asian representation and coincides with the exhibition "Intertwined Worlds" currently on display at the Goldstein Family Gallery and featuring manuscripts and objects from South and Southeast Asia and beyond (see link to exhibit at bottom of message).

10th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

November 2-4, 2017

Intertwined Worlds

In partnership with the Rare Book Department<https://libwww.freelibrary.org/rarebooks/index.cfm> of the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Center for Ancient Studies at UPenn, the Schoenberg Institute of Manuscript Studies (SIMS<http://schoenberginstitute.org/>) at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age.

Despite the linguistic and cultural complexity of many regions of the premodern world, religion supplies the basis of a strong material and textual cohesion that both crosses and intertwines boundaries between communities. This year’s theme, “Intertwined Worlds,” will highlight the confluence of expressions of belief, ritual, and social engagement emerging in technologies and traditions of the world's manuscript cultures, often beyond a single religious context. It will consider common themes and practices of textual, artistic, literary, and iconographic production in religious life across time and geography, from ancient precedents to modern reception and dissemination in the digital age.

This year’s symposium features a keynote address by Phyllis Granoff, Lex Hixon Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University, on “The Mystery of Mistakes: Reflections on Indian Illustrated Manuscripts,” to be held at the Free Library of Philadelphia at 6pm,on November 2, 2017 (reception beginning at 5pm).

For more information and to register, please go to: http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/lectures/ljs_symposium10.html .

Direct link to the full program: http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/lectures/ljs_symposium10_program.html

PS: If anyone wants a discount code for registration, let me know off list.

Link to Intertwined Worlds exhibition:



Ben Fleming


Benjamin Fleming, PhD
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts;
Philadelphia, PA 19104 U.S.A.
Telephone - 215-900-5744

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