Workshop: Archives and Archival Practices: Documentary Corpora from the Islamicate World
When: Thu, 23.09.2021 3:00 PM until Fri, 24.09.2021 6:30 PM
Where: CSMC, Digital
In this workshop we will examine and interpret the traces of archives and archival practices that survive in extant documentary corpora from the pre-modern Islamicate world. We will bring together scholars working with original documents in various languages and scripts (Persian, Arabic, Judaeo-Arabic, Judaeo-Persian) to examine the comparability of practices with roots in legal systems, social institutions, and administrative cultures which share key cultural frames of reference. We will also discuss the challenges that emerge from the complicated preservation histories of written artefacts from the Islamicate world.