Vergader- en conferentiecentrum Soeterbeeck
Vergader- en conferentiecentrum Soeterbeeck

Object Lessons: Multimodal Analysis of Text Carriers Across Disciplines

Wednesday 6 December 2023, 1 pm - Friday 8 December 2023, 6 pm

This December, Soeterbeeck will be host to experts on papyri, mediaeval manuscripts, ostraca, inscribed objects from the Far East, and Ancient Egyptian inscriptions, all researchers who pay particular attention to the interplay between form and content, between object and text.

The conference will cover 2,5 days, December 6 to 8, 2023. The first 1,5 days will be filled with talks by the invited speakers that exemplify the analytical method in their particular field, based on relevant case studies. We have speakers from papyrology, codicology, ancient egyptology, coptology, Hebrew studies, sinology, japanology, and epigraphy. 

The final day will be for the invited speakers and local research group only, to discuss the (lack of) methodological overlaps across disciplines. We aim to produce a volume which will become the new (or even first) general reference work on best practices in the analysis of text objects regardless of the particular discipline we move in.

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  • Mark de Kreij

Text Object Research Network 

Radboud Institute for Culture and History

  • Gabriel Nocchi Macedo

Cedopal (Liege, Belgium)


Here you can find the programme of the congress as well as the abstracts of the speakers.

Wednesday 6 December 2023, 1 pm - Friday 8 December 2023, 6 pm
Registration deadline
Contact information

For more information about this event, please contact Mark de Kreij (mark.dekreij [at] (mark[dot]dekreij[at]ru[dot]nl)). 

Registrations will close on November 21st.