About the event

The conference “Navigating the Text” will take place at Merton College and The Queen’s College in Oxford on 3-4 May 2019.

The participants will explore the diversity of approaches to text segmentation and structuring in various epigraphic and palaeographic traditions before the modern period. The conference aims to cover the regions of Northern Africa, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Near East, South Asia, East Asia and Mesoamerica.

The event is conceived as a first step towards creation of an on-going community of experts dedicated to the exchange of disciplinary insight and the development of shared language for epigraphic and palaeographic research not restricted to specific areas and traditions.