Summer Academy World Scripts: Concepts and Practices of Writing from a Comparative Perspective

 Call for applications

Zukunftsphilologie Summer Academy in Cape Town

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and
the Max Weber Stiftung- German Humanities Institutes Abroad in cooperation with
the University of Cape Town and the French Institute South Africa invite
scholars to apply for an international Summer Academy to be held in Cape Town from
September 4—14, 2015 on the theme

WORLD SCRIPTS: CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES OF WRITING
FROM A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE 

The Summer Academy is organized in the framework of
the project ZUKUNFTSPHILOLOGIE: REVISITING THE
CANONS OF TEXTUAL SCHOLARSHIP and addresses postdoctoral researchers and
advanced doctoral students from the field of language studies, history and
cultural studies. The Summer Academy will explore, from a comparative and
global perspective, the vocabularies and typologies of writing in various
philological traditions and the role of script as a technology in the
production, diffusion, archiving and exchange of knowledge.

We would be grateful if you could post the
announcement at your institution and circulate it, also per email, among colleagues
and scholars who you think would be qualified and interested in applying.

Participants will receive grants that cover the
costs of travel and accommodation. Please find the announcement enclosed or here. The deadline for
application is January 31, 2015.

With my best regards

Georges Khalil

Forum Transregionale Studien

Wallotstrasse 14, 14193 Berlin

Telefon +49 (0)30 89 001-430

Telefax +49 (0)30 89 001-440

office@trafo-berlin.de

http://www.forum-transregionale-studien.de

http://www.zukunftsphilologie.de