Thursday, August 13, 2009

Writing As Material Practice

  • Defining ‘Writing’: How do we know when writing is ‘writing’? Is this category appropriate for characterising past forms of graphical symbolic expression?
  • Scribal Technology: How do materials, tools and technological choices relate to the expression and meaning of writing?
  • Inscribed Object Worlds: How does the substance, surface, shape or size of an object inform the expression and meaning of writing thereon?
  • Writing as Embodied Practice and Performance: How does the physical expression of writing inform physical and sensory engagements?
  • Methodology: What practice- and materials-based methods can be developed for the study of past writing, from documentation during excavation, analysis, interpretation and publication, to teaching and learning?

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