The NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents
MATERIA III: New Approaches to Material Text in the Ancient World
Conference organized by Joseph Howley (Columbia University), Stephanie Frampton (MIT), and David M. Ratzan (ISAW Library)
Friday, April 5, 2019
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Second Floor Lecture Hall
15 East 84th Street
9:10am: Inscribed Science: Greek Astronomical Texts on Stone and Metal
Alexander Jones (ISAW)
10:30am: Libraries in Stone: Book Lists and Literary Identity in the Late Hellenistic Polis
Alexandra Schultz (Harvard)
11:30am: Documentary, Epigraphic, Literary Boundary: Paragraphoi
Michele Faraguna (Università degli Studi di Milano)
12:30pm: Lunch Break
1:15pm: Making 'Books' in the World of Slips and Scrolls: Paratext in Early Chinese Textual Culture
Heng Du (Univeristy of Arizona)
2:15pm: Why Inscribe Obelisks?
Grant Parker (Stanford)
3:45pm: Cacata carta: Actual and Imagined Use of Manuscripts as Toilet Paper
AnneMarie Luijendijk (Princeton)
4:45pm: Response and Discussion
John Ma (Columbia University)
This event is co-sponsored by ISAW, Columbia University Faculty of Arts & Sciences Lenfest Junior Faculty Development Fund, and the NYU Classics Department.
This conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required at: isaw.nyu.edu/rsvp
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