Does the Reader Make the Book? The Reception of Ibn Ṭūlūn’s Autograph Manuscripts (16th-20th Centuries)

Dec 6, 2021, 12:00 pm1:20 pm
Open to public



Event Description

Speaker: Torsten Wollina

Torsten Wollina received his Ph.D. from Freie University in Berlin and his MA degree from the University of Jena. He has worked at the Orient-Institut Beirut, Hamburg University and has received a Marie Curie Cofund fellowship from Trinity College, University of Dublin (cohort 2019-20). He is currently working in the DFG funded project "Orient-Digital" at the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin.

Torsten Wollina is the author of "Zwanzig Jahre Alltag" ("Twenty Years of Everyday Life"), a study of a 15th-century Damascene diary. His research focuses on questions of provenance, especially the translocations of Damascene manuscripts in the 19th and 20th centuries. Another research interest is in how intellectual and social history affect each other in textual production, e.g. in the writing of contemporary history.

Some of his research can be followed at his blog "Damascus Anecdotes"

Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies