Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship

Zukunftsphilologie supports research in marginalized and undocumented textual practices and literary cultures with the aim of integrating texts and scholarly traditions from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East as well as from Europe itself, by way of a critical recuperation of the practice of philology. The program takes as its point of departure the increasingly growing concern with the global significance of philology and its potential to challenge exclusivist notions of the self and the canon. More...

Formations of the Semitic: Race, Religion and Language in Modern European Scholarship

We are delighted to announce the publication of Formations of the Semitic: Race, religion and Language in Modern European Scholarship, the new special issue of our peer-reviewed journal Philological Encounters. It is edited by Islam Dayeh, Ya'ar Hever, Elizabeth Eva Johnston and Markus Messling. Individuals are eligible for free access to the journal via "Brill Online" until 31 December 2018. You will find more information here.

International Conference “What was Philology in Arabic? Arabic-Islamic Textual Practices in the Early Modern World”

In July 2017, the international conference “What was Philology in Arabic? Arabic-Islamic Textual Practices in the Early Modern World” investigated the neglected history of Arabic-Islamic textual practices and interpretative methods in the early modern world from a global and comparative perspective. You will find more information about the conference programme and participants on our conference website.