Gotha manuscript workshop: Alchemy in the Islamicate world 2018
The Research Library Gotha is hosting a workshop on ‘Gotha manuscript workshop: Alchemy in the Islamicate world‘ from 28-29 September 2018. The Call for Papers is open until 31 August 2017.
Call for Papers
Alchemy was a widespread practice in the Islamicate world that was taught from early on to the 19th/20th century. In spite of its popularity attested to by historical references as well as the wealth of alchemical manuscripts that have come down to us, the study of Arabo-Islamic alchemy has been neglected for the last decades. Only recently have we seen a renewed interest in the field, giving rise to a number of publications.
To allow for a significant number of hands-on-sessions, preference will be given to papers dealing with Gotha manuscripts.
Please send a 400-word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than August 31, 2017.
The selected participants will be notified by October 30, 2017.
Costs for travel and accommodation will be covered, provided that external funding is granted.
The workshop is organized by the Gotha Research Library in collaboration with the project “Between Religion and Alchemy. The scholar Ibn Arfaʿ Raʾs (d. 1197) as a model for an integrative Arabic literary and cultural history”, University of Zurich.
Monika Hasenmüller, Gotha Research Library, University of Erfurt
Prof. Dr. Regula Forster, University of Zurich
Forschungsbibliothek Gotha der Univ. Erfurt