Scripts in Asia: c. 1500–2000: A Conference // ASIAN CENTER - UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES DILIMAN
The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman will be holding an International Conference via Zoom, "Scripts in Asia: c. 1500–2000," from 27–28 April 2021. The conference is free and open to the public, but Zoom account sign-in required.
• The Many Paths from Sound to Sign in Island Southeast Asia
Campbell Macknight Honorary Professor, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University
• Jawi: Script, Language, People, Religion
Mulaika Hijjas, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
EIGHT PANELS, TWENTY FOUR PAPERS
• Scripts as Art • Scripts, Conversion and Islamic Education • Jawi: History and Collection • Scripts and Cross-Cultural Contact • Scripts, State and Society • Scripts and Technology • Scripts: Revival and Continuity • Scripts and Christian Missionaries
Organized by the UP Asian Center, this conference intends to explore the impact of European presence in the various writing traditions of Asia. In what ways were certain languages and especially scripts privileged by colonial states? How is the transition from one writing script to the other reflected in the sources? How do postcolonial societies across Asia view or instrumentalize their varied epigraphical, textual, and codicological traditions?