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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Day 1 – Wednesday 27 June 2018

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Professor Robyn Sloggett, Director of Grimwade Centre - welcome and opening address

9:15 am - 9:45 am

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

9:45 am - 10:15 am

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

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Morning tea (provided)

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Dr Susan Scollay

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

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Mahmoud Zaki

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

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Leila Alhagh

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

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Nuraddin Aman

An Inquiry into the Textual Content and Emotional Resonance on Some Selected Arabic and ‘Ajemi Manuscripts of South Eastern Ethiopia

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Prof. Amir Zekrgoo & 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

Maksim Abdul Latif

Manuscript Culture and The Tradition of Istinsākh in Ismaili Shiite Communities: A Religio-academic Tradition for The Purpose of Preservation and Expression of Devotion

3:00 pm - 3.30 pm

Afternoon Tea Break (provided)

3:30 pm - 4:00pm

Dr Nandini Chatterjee

Women Calling for Blood: Deathly Demands in Persian Legal Documents

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Sadra Zekrgoo

Ink, Pen & Calligraphy: Investigation into a knowledge Passed Down Through Persian Poetry.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Emily Keppel

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

5:00 pm

Closing remarks – Day 1

6:00 pm

Refreshments and cultural programs

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)

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Nur Shkembi

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

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Artist Talks

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Morning tea (provided)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Professor Robyn Sloggett & Sophie Lewincamp

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

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 - 1:45 pm

Lunch

1: 45 pm - 4: 15 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

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing ceremony and refreshments (provided)

Symposium Location

  • Sydney Myer Asia Centre- 106 [Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room]

First Floor, Sydney Myer Asia Centre Building, Parkville campus

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Workshops location

  • · Grimwade Centre for Cultural Material Conservation Laboratories

Ground Floor, Thomas Cherry Building, Parkville Campus

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