Workshop Cairo 2016: Mechanisms and frameworks of transmission

“Mechanisms and frameworks of transmission”: Cairo, IFAO (Institut français d’archéologie orientale), 20-22 November 2016


Outline of the 2nd Dyntran Workshop:

The second workshop of the DYNTRAN Project built upon various issues raised during the project’s inaugural workshop in Marburg (26-29 November 2015). Among the themes that emerged were the questions: “How does transmission occur?” and “What is being transmitted?” DYNTRAN’s second general workshop saught to answer the question of “how?” in hoping to expand upon these questions. To that end, panels were organized in such a way as to illuminate issues related to the mechanisms and frameworks of transmission.

Workshop coordination: Nicolas Michel, Albrecht Fuess and Anthony Quickel

Logistics in Cairo (IFAO): Anthony Quickel


Sunday, 20 November 2016DYNTRAN 2nd Workshop - Keynote Flier

18:00      Keynote Lecture

Prof. Nelly Hanna (The American University in Cairo) – “The Book between Oral and Written Transmission”

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Day 1: Monday, 21 November 2016

10:00      Panel 1: Families

Astrid Meier (Oriental Institute – Beirut) – “Performing ‘Family’: Nasab, waqf, and the umm al-walad

Michele Bernardini (Univ. of Naples) Timurid Family and the Disposition of the Imperial Army”

Torsten Wollina (Oriental Institute – Beirut) – “Surrogate Family? Ibn Ṭūlūn and the Meccan Ibn Fahd Family”

12:00      Panel 2: Marriage

Albrecht Fuess (Univ. of Marburg) – “How to marry right: Searching for a royal spouse at the Mamluk court of Cairo”

Adam Sabra (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara) – “Marriage Strategies in an Ottoman Egyptian Elite Lineage, 1500-1800”

14:00      Panel 3: Nobility and Lineage

Konrad Hirschler (Free Univ. of Berlin) – “How to Transmit Civilian Elite Status in Fifteenth- Century Damascus”

Juliette Dumas (Aix-Marseille Univ.) – “Lineages and the State in Early Modern Ottoman Society”

15:30      Roundtable Discussion – Nicolas Michel (IFAO)

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Day 2: Tuesday, 22 November 2016

10:00      Panel 4: Spiritual Families?

Christoph Werner (Univ. of Marburg) “Kujuji Panegyric Poetry as a Mode of Transmission”

Maria Szuppe (CNRS) – “Transmission of a Little Known Kubravi silsila from Central Asia in a Local Manuscript Tradition (late 16th – mid 18th century)”

11:30      Panel 5: Texts and Transmission of Authority

Syrinx von Hees (Univ. of Münster) – “The Teaching of the Qur’anic Exegesis and its Institutionalization: Developments in the Transmission of Knowledge during Mamluk Rule”

Alberto Tiburcio (Univ. of Marburg) – “Explorations on the genre of dalā’il al-nubuwwah in Iran and the Persianate world (1500-1722)”

14:00      Panel 6: Transmission of Artistic and Administrative Skills

Magdi Guirguis (Kafr al-Shaykh Univ.) – “Transition in Judicial Textual Practices in Egypt from the Mamluk to Ottoman Period”

Francis Richard (BULAC & Mondes iranien et indien) – “Training and Legitimacy in Artistic milieus in Persianate Societies of the 15th and 16th Centuries – Case Study of the Gulistân-i hunar

15:30      Panel 7: Geographic Networks

Anthony Quickel (Univ. of Marburg)– “Both Ends of the Red Sea: Families as Connectors between Egypt and Yemen”

Christopher Bahl (SOAS) – “Circulating Communities, Travelling Texts: Transforming frameworks of transmission across the early modern Western Indian Ocean, 1400-1700”

17:00      Roundtable Discussion – Albrecht Fuess (Univ. of Marburg) and Anthony Quickel (Univ. of Marburg)

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DYNTRAN - Second Workshop Flier

Cite this blog post
Sandra Aube (2016, June 21). Workshop Cairo 2016: Mechanisms and frameworks of transmission. DYNTRAN: Dynamics of Transmission. Retrieved May 26, 2024, from

4 thoughts on “Workshop Cairo 2016: Mechanisms and frameworks of transmission”

    1. Many thanks for your interest! For all information about this workshop, please write to: quickel(at)

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