Workshop Naples 2017: Actors, Contents and Practices of Transmission

“Actors, Contents and Practices of Transmission in Family and Social Contexts”
Università degli Studi di Napoli – L’Orientale,              Naples (Italy), 3-4 April, 2017



MONDAY, APRIL 3th 2017

9h30 • Opening Address by Prof. Elda Morlicchio, Rector of the Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”

9h45 • Keynote Lecture by Prof. Roberta Denaro (Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”): “Family Portrait: Representing Marriage, Parenthood and Brother-Sister Relationship in the Arabian Nights”

10h30 • Coffee break

Panel 1: Practices of Transmission in Literate Milieus

Discussant: Michele Bernardini (Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”)

11h • Francis Richard (BULAC/Mondes iranien et indien): “Dans l’univers lettré du monde iranien, comment la transmission se fait-elle ?”

11h30 • Giancarlo Casale (University of Minnesota): “Traveling Obelisks, Traveling Scholars, and the Celalzade Family of Istanbul”

12h • Anthony Quickel (Philipps-Universität Marburg/Aix-Marseille Université): “Buying Books in Mamluk and Ottoman Cairo”

13 • Lunch

Panel 2: Authors, Craftsmen and Readers as Actors of Transmission

Discussant: Natalia Tornesello (Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”)

14h30 • Christoph Werner (Philipps-Universität Marburg): “Actors of Transmission: Poets and Panegyrists in 14th and 15th century Azerbaijan”

15h • Sandra Aube (CNRS/Mondes iranien et indien): “Lineages of Craftsmen: Mobility and Transmission of Skills in the Architecture of Mazanderan during the Mar‘ashī Dynasty”

15h30 • Maria Szuppe (CNRS/Mondes iranien et indien): “A Family or/and a Workshop? Tracking a Group of Calligraphers Between Samarkand and Bukhara at the Turn of the 17th Century”

16h • Coffee break

16h30 • Sacha Alsancakli (Université Sorbonne nouvelle/Mondes iranien et indien): “The Role of Copyists in the Transmission of Manuscripts: A Case Study on Šaraf Xān Bidlīsī’s Šarafnāma (1005-1314/1597-1897)”

17h • Torsten Wollina (Orient Institut Beirut): “Preservation as Transmission: An Overview of Ibn Tulun’s (d. 1548) Extant Manuscript Corpus”

17h30 • Roundtable discussion


Panel 3: Long-Term Strategies in Transmission of Wealth and Status

Discussant: Tommaso Trevisani (Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”)

9h30 • Albrecht Fuess (Philipps-Universität Marburg): “Increasing Wealth, Power, or Offspring? What Purpose is served most by Marriage at the Mamluk Court?”

10h • Juliette Dumas (Aix-Marseille Université): “La noblesse dans le titre ? Les noms de famille en -zāde à l’époque moderne ottomane”

10h30 • Alberto Tiburcio Urquiola (Philipps-Universität Marburg): “The Nature of ‘Alī Qulī Jadīd al-Islām’s Response to Jerome Xavier: A Question of Sources”

11h • Coffee break

11h30 • Daniel Zakrzewski (Philipps-Universität Marburg): “The Malikān Family of Tabriz: Aristocrats Transmitting Status and Reflections of Local Excellence through the Heart of Mongol Iran”

12h • Naofumi Abe (University of Tokyo): “A Tabrizi Notable Family and Family Property: The Case of Najafqolī Khān Donbolī and his Descendants in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Iran”

12h30 • Roundtable dissussion and Closing remarks

Venue:  Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Rettorato, via Chiatamone 61/62,  80125 – Napoli.       Sala del Consiglio (3rd floor)

Contact: sandra.aube(a) and alberto.tiburcio(a)

To download the abstracts:  Click here!

The 3rd DYNTRAN Workshop is organized in collaboration with the Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”


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