11 Oct
13 OctX

CAS: Synopses and Lists (II). Textual Practices in the Premodern World

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11 October 2021 - 13 October 2021

The Center for Advanced Studies at LMU provides a forum for scientific exchange and discussion that bridges the divide between the established disciplines. Its activities are designed to promote all forms of collaborative research and to stimulate interdisciplinary communication within the University. In addition, it facilitates the integration of visiting scholars and scientists into the academic life of the University.

Synopses and lists are found in all kinds of textual materials, from the Eusebian canons to tax lists and genealogies in the Bible and in historiographical works. What is their role in constructing a particular vision of the world and in providing meaningful record of it? What types of synopses and lists exist, e.g. indexes, tables of contents, systems of cross­references, divisions of the text into sections and subsections made visible on the page through the layout, signs, or different scripts? This second workshop on “Synopses and Lists” aims to understand how these texts function in different types of literature, and intends to offer a historical and transcultural perspective.

A Workshop led by Prof. Dr. Peter Adamson, Dr. Teresa Bernheimer, Dr. Rotraud Hansberger, Prof. Dr. Enrique Jiménez, Prof. Dr. Loren Stuckenbruck, Prof. Dr. Ronny Vollandt and Prof. Dr. Martin Wallraff (LMU).

The event will be conducted in English. For further information, see the CAS CAS website.

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