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Symposium on the EPIGRAPHIES OF ANATOLIA: their histories and their future

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Koç Üniversitesi AKMED

22 Kocatepe Sokak

Antalya 07100

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For several millennia most of the civilisations of Anatolia used inscription on stone to preserve important texts – whether public documents or private commemorations. While this procedure is found in many civilisations across the world, the particular wealth of Anatolia in high-quality stones and marbles has ensured an exceptionally rich harvest of texts. Over the last couple of centuries, work on these documents has helped us understand more and more of this deep and multi-layered historical heritage, constantly developing and enriching our understanding.

The aim of the Symposium is to allow experts who work on the inscribed texts of different cultures to present their work and compare their experiences, building a sense of the history of the epigraphic discipline. During the symposium we intend to look at how earlier generations have interacted with such texts, tracing the steady development of methodologies; at how inscribed texts have introduced us to languages which had been unread for several millennia; and at how we can teach the necessary skills, and find ways to offer the fullest possible access, both in and beyond Turkey, to this unique store of knowledge.

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24 APRIL 2018, TUESDAY

09:30-10:00: Opening Addresses

SESSION I (10.00-12.00): Ancient/medieval/early modern viewers: Part I
Chair: Burcu CEYLAN DUGGAN

  • 10.00-10.40: Mehmet TÜTÜNCÜ – Genesis of first Islamic inscriptions in Anatolia from Arabic to Turkish
  • 10.40-11.20: Georgios PALLIS – The second life of inscriptions in Byzantine Asia Minor: Aspects of the reuse of inscribed material
  • 11.20-12.00: Scott REDFORDSeljuk epigraphy in Turkey

SESSION II (14.00-16.00): Ancient/medieval/early modern viewers: Part II
Chair: Thomas CORSTEN

  • 14.00-14.40: Nicholas S. M. MATHEOU – ‘Let me now restore its memory’: Epigraphy in the Medieval Arme­nian tradition
  • 14.40-15.20: T. Michael P. DUGGAN – Early antiquarians in Asia Minor up to the 19th century
  • 15.20-16.00: Charlotte ROUECHÉ – Louis Robert: transforming the Greek epigraphy of Anatolia

SESSION III (16.30-18.30): The scientific approach: collections and research
Chair: Oğuz TEKİN

  • 16.30-17.10: Mustafa H. SAYAR – Greek and Latin inscriptions in the collections of the Archaeological Museums of Istanbul and their contribution to epigraphic research in the Eastern Mediterranean area and Asia Minor
  • 17.10-17.50: Thomas CORSTEN – The history of Austrian epigraphical research in Asia Minor
  • 17.50-18.30: Fatih ONUR – Discovering the landscape of antiquity: The Pataran monument and the geography of Lycia

25 APRIL 2018, WEDNESDAY

SESSION IV (10.00-12.00): Discovering languages/writing systems
Chair: Gül IŞIN

  • 10.00-10.40: Hasan PEKER – Anatolian hieroglyphs and their recent contributions to Near Eastern Studies
  • 10.40-11.20: Selim F. ADALI – Cuneiform script in Anatolia: a historical perspective
  • 11.20-12.00: Recai TEKOĞLU – Alphabetic scripts of Anatolia

SESSION V (14.00-16.00): Establishing and teaching epigraphy
Chair: Gülay YILMAZ

  • 14.00-14.40: Johannes NOLLÉ – Passion and mission: Sencer Şahin’s academic work and his lasting achievements
  • 14.40-15.20: Andreas RHOBY & Ida TOTH – Byzantine epigraphy: Past – Present – Future
  • 15.20-16.00: Hakan T. KARATEKE – What is an Ottoman inscription?

SESSION VI (16.30-18.10): 21st century readers and their expectations: accessibility and outreach
Chair: Michèle BRUNET

  • 16.30-17.05: N. İlgi GERÇEK – Cuneiform Studies in the 21st century
  • 17.05-17.40: Gabriel BODARD – Contributors and agendas in digital epigraphy: encoding, editing and publishing
  • 17.40-18.10: Hatice AYNUR – Digitizing Ottoman history: the “Database for Ottoman Inscriptions” in its eighth year

18.10-18.45 Future epigraphies: an international perspective – Michèle BRUNET


26 APRIL 2018, THURSDAY

  • Trip to Archaeological Museum of Antalya, and to Side – led by Johannes NOLLÉ

27 APRIL 2018, FRIDAY

  • Workshop on Digital Epigraphy – Gabriel BODARD (with Charlotte ROUECHÉ & Michèle BRUNET)

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22 Kocatepe Sokak

Antalya 07100

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