Melancholy to Euphoria Symposium programme

From Melancholy to Euphoria: The materialisation of emotion in Middle Eastern Manuscripts

A two-day symposium at The University of Melbourne

Wednesday 27 - Thursday 28 June 2018

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Programme Day 1 - Wednesday 27June 2018

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Registration

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Welcome and opening address - Professor Robyn Sloggett (Director, Grimwade Centre)

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Official opening - Dr Stefano Carboni (Director, Art Gallery of Western Australia)

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Morning tea (provided)

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Keynote A - Associate Professor Mandana Barkeshli (International visiting scholar)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Leila Alhagh

A Pilgrimage: Study of a Middle Eastern Manuscript and its Emotional Connotations

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch (not provided)

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Professor Amir Zekrgoo and Dr Leila Tajer

Devoted Poet, Dedicated Calligrapher: Aesthetic Expression of Religious Emotion in a Unique Manuscript of Kashi’s Haft-Band

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Tim Johannessen

Reason and Awe: Reading Avicenna’s Poetics

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Dr Susan Scollay

Imagining Love in a Fifteenth-Century Ottoman Garden: The Case of The Oxford Dilsuznama, Dated AH 860 (1455–46 CE), Edirne

3:00 pm - 3.30 pm

Afternoon Tea Break (provided)

3:30 pm - 4:00pm

Mahmoud Zaki (pre-recorded presentation)

Scribes, Owners and Donors Emotions as Reflected in Marginal Notes of Arabic Manuscripts

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Emily Keppel

Bound Devotion: Material evidence from the Michael Abbott Islamic Manuscript Collection, State Library of Victoria

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr Said Khoddari (pre-recorded presentation)

Colophons, Expressions of scribes

5:00 pm

Closing remarks and refreshments - Day 1

5:15 pm

Performances

(Conclude 5:45pm)

6:00 pm

Keynote Grimwade Centre Lecture

Dr Stefano Carboni (Director, Art Gallery of Western Australia)

Programme Day 2 - Thursday 28 June 2018

8:45 am - 9:15 am

Registration

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Professor Robyn Sloggett, Director of Grimwade Centre - welcome and review

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote B - Professor Amir Zekrgoo (International visiting scholar)

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Nur Shkembi

Orchestrating Emotion: Re-imagining the Traditional Islamic Manuscript as a Contemporary Object with Agency

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Tarek Makhlouf

Philology as a Lost Emotion: Andalusian Philologists as an Emotional Community

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Morning tea (provided)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Professor Robyn Sloggett and Sophie Lewincamp

Love, Passion and The Need to Know. How Emotion Made Possible Research on the Middle Eastern Manuscript Collection at The University of Melbourne

12:00 pm -12:30 pm:

Dr Sam Bowker

Vernacular Voices from Egyptian Sources: A Comparison of Emotion in Norag and Khayamiya Epigrams

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Closing remarks - Day 2

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Lunch

2: 15 pm - 4: 45 pm

Workshops and collections viewing

  • Option A: Ebru: Turkish Marbling with Oznur Ates
  • Option B: Persian Ink Making with Sadra Zekrgoo
  • Option C: Special Collections Viewing

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing ceremony and refreshments (provided)

Workshops location

  • Grimwade Centre for Cultural Material Conservation Laboratories

Ground Floor, Thomas Cherry Building, Parkville Campus

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