From Melancholy to Euphoria Symposium
From Melancholy to Euphoria: The materialisation of emotion in Middle Eastern manuscripts Symposium
27-28 June 2018, The University of Melbourne
This Symposium will examine the relationship between text, manuscript production (calligraphy and illumination) and the elicitation and excitation of emotions in this form of transmission of knowledge and beliefs. This symposium is made possible by support from the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.
This symposium will examine the relationship between materiality (the constructed form of the manuscript), the textual content, and the emotional resonance that is elicited by those engaging with the texts. See the conference webpage for more details.