Friday, 23 November 2012

International Conference on Tocharian Manuscripts and Silk Road Culture

Tocharian Texts in Context. 
International Conference on Tocharian Manuscripts and Silk Road Culture.

Announcement and Call for
Papers Conference to be held from 26 to 28 June 2013 at the Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna.

Since early 2011 the University of Vienna has been hosting an online edition project of Tocharian manuscripts funded by the FWF Austrian Science Fund.
Research on Tocharian is interdisciplinary and international per se, and much depends on cooperation with neighboring disciplines such as Buddhist studies and other philologies of Central Asian languages. The conference is therefore dedicated to the study of Tocharian texts and Tocharian culture in all its aspects, and open to transdisciplinary approaches.
Accordingly, papers about any aspect of Tocharian, contact languages and Silk Road culture are welcome.
Slots will comprise 20 minutes for papers plus 10 minutes for discussions.

Keynote speakers:
Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
Victor H. Mair (University of Pennsylvania)
Georges-Jean Pinault (École pratique des hautes études, Paris)

Please send us your abstracts (no more than 800 words excluding references) including your name and affiliation by 30 November 2012.

Send an abstract

Send an email to register

There will be a conference fee of 50 Euros for faculty and 25 Euros for students and non-faculty; apart from snacks during breaks, this fee will also include a party on Thursday evening and a reception by the Mayor of Vienna on Friday evening.
If you want to attend the official conference dinner on Wednesday evening, an additional fee of approx. 40 Euros will be charged.
Please tell us upon registration, whether you want to attend the conference dinner.

Payment details

Abstract submission deadline: 30 November, 2012.
Notification of acceptance: 14 January, 2013.
Registration open: 1 October, 2012 until 26 June, 2013.
Please note that we cannot cover accommodation and traveling costs for non-invited speakers.

How to get there

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Vienna. Melanie Malzahn and Michaël Peyrot (on behalf of the organizing team)

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