'Interpreting Textual Artefacts' Symposium

An expert in cancer imaging and a professor of cognitive science are not the people one normally shares a conference session with as a palaeographer, but that is exactly what I'll be doing next week at the 'Interpreting Textual Artefacts' Colloquium being organised by Ségolène Tarte at the University of Oxford. As stated in the introduction to the online programme, the 1.5-day Colloquium addresses the issue that 'artefacts in themselves are devoid of meaning, and it is their interpretation and re-interpretation that contextualizes them and turns them into conveyors of knowledge.' It looks like a fascinating, highly interdisciplinary programme which aims to bring together people not only from papyrology, palaeography, epigraphy, medieval studies, cuneiform studies and digital humanities but also the cognitive sciences.

It should be amazing, and I hope to see you there!

What: Interpreting Textual Artefacts: Cognitive Perspectives and Digital Support for Knowledge Creation

Where: University of Oxford – Lecture theatre at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LU

When: 11th & 12th December 2012 (early afternoon 11th to tea time 12th)

Further details: http://charades.hypotheses.org/901


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