Video Recordings from The Scribal Mind Conference

The following presentations are available to watch online:


September 21, 2017

Panel 1: The Practice of Ancient Textual Criticism

11:45am - Opening Remarks
Emily Cole (ISAW Visiting Assistant Professor)

12:00pm - "Imprimatur before the Printing Press"
Theo van den Hout (University of Chicago)

12:30pm - "‘Old-style writing’ vs. ‘The Script of Antiquity’: The Ordinary and Extraordinary Interpretations of the Han-period guwen 古文 Discoveries"
Adam Smith (University of Pennsylvania)

2:00pm - "Transcribing Authority: Leveraging Texts and Text Production in Galen"
Claire Bubb (ISAW, NYU)

2:30pm - "Monastic Oracles: The Ritualized Function of the Psalms in a Coptic Liturgical Manuscript from the White Monastery"
Stephen Davis (Yale University)

3:30pm - Respondent: Martin Kern (Princeton University)

4:00pm - Discussion

Keynote Lecture

September 21, 2017

6:00pm - "The Art of Compilation"
Karel van der Toorn (University of Amsterdam)


September 22, 2017

Panel 2: The Culture of Ancient Textual Criticism

9:30am - "Come Together: Collection Tablets and Scribal Composition"
Jay Crisostomo (University of Michigan)

10:00am - "Copyists, Compilers, and Commentators: Constructing the Statutes and Ordinances of the Second Year and the Book of Submitted Doubtful Cases"
Anthony Barbieri-Low (University of California, Santa Barbara)

11:00am - "The Fidelity of Slaves: Servility, Forensics, and the Reproduction of Text at Rome"
Joseph Howley (Columbia University)

11:30am - Respondent: Daniel Fleming (NYU)

Panel 3: Ancient Textual Criticism in Society

1:30pm - "Who Cares about Textual Criticism (in New Kingdom Egypt)?"
Niv Allon (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

2:00pm - "The Shifting Spaces of the Text: Multimodality at Kuntillet 'Ajrud and Ketef Hinnom"
Alice Mandell (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

3:00pm - "Scribal Minds and Scribal Acts: Textual Production and Religious Practices in South Asia"
Jason Neelis (Wilfred Laurier University)