CFP: « Archives of the Orient » International conference Turin, April 10-11, 2014

On the occasion of the completion of the KADMOS project (Kahle Documents
Management, Organization and Study) and the 50th anniversary of Paul Ernst
Kahle's death, the University of Turin, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, is
pleased to announce the conference "Archives of the
Orient: International conference on Paul Ernst Kahle" that is scheduled for
April 10th and 11th 2014 in Turin.

The KADMOS project (2010-2013), financed by Regione Piemonte, has allowed a
series of activities on the archive, that is part of the Paul Kahle Fonds,
aiming at making it available for research to the international scientific

The conference will present the project and the goals achieved so far and
intends to deepen the knowledge of the research fields addressed and
investigated by Paul Ernst Kahle. Aim of the conference is to bring together
academicians and scholars from various academic fields related to Oriental
studies, in a cross-disciplinary panorama which mirrors Kahle's manifold
research interests, as well as archivists, curators and other professionals who
work on research archives.

Papers are invited on subjects relating to the figure, researches and archive
of Paul Ernst Kahle in the widest sense; topics include, but are not confined
to the following:
- Intellectual milieu and historical context in which the activity of Paul
Kahle took place, in Germany, England, and Egypt, Palestine
- Colleagues or scholars who worked or corresponded with Paul Ernst Kahle
- History and fortune of Paul Kahle’s publications and scientific work
- Islamic studies, Arabic dialectology
- Bible, Jewish studies, Hebrew and Aramaic
- Archival aspects: experiences from archives that can be related to or
compared with the Paul Kahle Fonds.

Proposals must always highlight the connection of the proposed subject with
Paul Ernst Kahle or the relevance for the management and enhancement of the
Paul Kahle Fonds.

The call for papers for the conference is open: deadline for abstracts
submissions is November 30, 2013.

For the call for papers see:

For the Kadmos Project see:

Francesca Bellino
Lingua e Letteratura araba
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
Università degli Studi di Torino
Via Giulia di Barolo 3/A
10124 - TORINO (Italia)

Camille Rhoné

Agrégée d'histoire, titulaire d'une thèse de doctorat en histoire de l'Islam médiéval ("Défendre le territoire en Iran nord-oriental - Khorassan et Transoxiane -, IXe-XIe siècle"), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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