Abstracts & Pre-papers
Notes for Pre-Paper Authors
The programme is now available!
Whereas content meaning has been the main focus of research on written
evidence, this international conference seeks to explore past ‘writing’ and
related symbolic modes in relation to material practice, performance
and sensory experience. Papers will emphasise the artefactual nature of writing—the ways in which
materials, techniques, colour, scale, orientation or visibility inform
the creation of inscribed objects and landscapes, and structure subsequent
engagement, perception and meaning making.
- Defining ‘Writing’: How do we know when writing is ‘writing’?
Is this category appropriate for characterising past forms of graphical
- Scribal Technology: How
do materials, tools and technological choices relate to the expression
and meaning of writing?
- Inscribed Object Worlds: How does the substance, surface, shape or size of an object inform
the expression and meaning of writing
- Writing as Embodied
Practice and Performance: How does the physical expression of writing inform
physical and sensory
- Methodology: What practice-
and materials-based methods can be developed for the study of past
analysis, interpretation and publication, to teaching
- Papers will be pre-circulated
2 weeks in advance. As of 1 May, pre-papers will be available in PDF format to registered delegates via password protected download.
- On the day, each paper
author will be allotted 10 minutes to summarise the main points of their paper. The remainder
of the session will be dedicated to the combined discussion of all papers assigned to a given session.
Dr. Kathryn E. Piquette
Prof. Ruth Whitehouse
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