Beth Mardutho Research Library, Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers University Libraries Rutgers Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literature Rutgers Center for Middle Eastern Studies
169 College Avenue New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, Scholarly Communication Center (4th Floor)
Live Streaming: This conference will be live-streamed. On the day of the conference, just go to this link.
8:30 Registration & Coffee
9:00 Symposium Opening
Marianne I. Gaunt, Rutgers University Library (Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian) Charles Häberl, Rutgers University (AMESALL Incoming Chair, Rutgers University) George A. Kiraz (Beth Mardutho) Introducing Jack Darakjy, Sessions Chair
First Mawtbā / Dīwān
9:30 Sebastian Brock (University of Oxford): Fashions in Syriac Colophons
10:15 Thomas Carlson (Beth Mardutho; Princeton University): Formulaic Prose? Colophon Rhetoric and Scribal Worldviews in Medieval Syriac Manuscripts
11:30 Alexey Muraviev (Russian Academy of sciences & Moscow State University): Colophons of the Syriac Julian Romance
12:15 Dina Boero (University of Southern California): The Context of Production of the Vatican Manuscript of the Syriac Life of Symeon the Stylite
Second Mawtbā / Dīwān
2:00 David Michelson, Justin Arnwine, and Anthony Davis (Vanderbilt University): Finding Colophons in Syriaca.org: Exploring the TEI Encoding Model
2:20 George Kiraz (Beth Mardutho; Rutgers University): A Relational Database Schema for Syriac and Garshuni Colophons
2:40 Kathleen McVey, Phil Forness and J. Walters (Princeton Theological Seminary): Cataloging the MSS of Princeton Theological Seminary
3:00 James Bennett and George Kiraz (Beth Mardutho; Rutgers University): The SEDRA 4 Database: A Syriac Lexical Resource
Third Mawtbā / Dīwān
4:00 Nicholas Al-Jeloo (University of Sydney): Colophons as History: An Assyrian-Chaldean Catholic Priest and his account of the First World War
4:45 Adam McCollum (HMML): A Typology of Syriac Colophons, with Examples from Manuscripts in Mardin and Jerusalem
5:30 Grace Agnew (Rutgers University), Isaiah Beard (Rutgers University), & J. Walters (Princeton Theological Seminary): The Beth Mardutho- Rutgers Implementation of eBethArké: Demo and Discussion.
7:00 Reception and Dinner at Sahara Restaurant (165 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Additional paper to be published with the conference volume:
Pier Giorgio Borbone (Università di Pisa): Syriac and Garšūnī colophons from AD 586 to AD 1698 in the Collection of the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence.
Thomas A. Carlson (Princeton University / Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute)
Charles Häberl (Rutgers University, Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literature
Toby C. Jones (Rutgers University, Department of History / Center for Middle Eastern Studies)
George A. Kiraz (Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute)
Jack Tannous (Princeton University)
J. Edward Walters (Princeton Theological Seminary)
The image of the map below shows the location of Alexander Library. If you are driving, note also that there is a parking garage right beside Alexander Library. This garage, though, is accessible from George St., directly behind Alexander Library. So, to access this parking garage, simply drive around the block from College Ave. to George St. and find the entrance to the garage. You will need a parking pass, but you can get this the day of the conference from the conference organizers.