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Proceedings of the themed day of the Fifth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies
New Readings in Arabic Historiography contributes to research on Arabic texts of history from late medieval Egypt and Syria. Departing from dominant understandings of these texts through the prisms of authenticity and “literarization,” it engages with questions of textual constructedness and authorial agency.
This edited volume consists of 13 contributions by a new generation of scholars. Each of the volume’s three parts represents a different aspect of their new readings of particular texts. Part one looks at concrete instances of textual interdependencies, part two at the creativity of authorial agencies, and part three at the relationship between texts and social practice. New Readings thus participates in the revaluation of late medieval Arabic historiography as a critical field of inquiry.

Contributors: Rasmus Bech Olsen, Víctor de Castro León, Mohammad Gharaibeh, Kenneth A. Goudie, Christian Mauder, Evan Metzger, Zacharie Mochtari de Pierrepont, Clément Onimus, Tarek Sabraa, Iria Santás de Arcos, Gowaart Van Den Bossche, Koby Yosef.
Volume Editors: Elena Marushiakova and Veselin Popov
This ground-breaking book is an impressively extensive collection of primary historical sources in various languages that reflect the history of the Roma (formerly referred to as ‘Gypsies’ in local languages).
The selection of the included materials reflects the authentic voice of the Roma themselves, and presents their visions and the specific goals pursued by the Roma civic emancipation movement. The source materials are published in original and translated in English, and are accompanied by explanatory notes and summarising comments discussing the specific historical realities and their interrelation to the Romani emancipatory movement in Central and Eastern Europe, thus presenting a comprehensive picture of the historical processes.
Film-, Dia- und Videoinstallationen prägen die Gegenwartskunst seit den 1990er Jahren. Eines der auffallendsten Merkmale ist dabei die Arbeit mit den verschiedenen zeitlichen Ebenen des bewegten Bildes.
Tacita Dean, Douglas Gordon, Mark Lewis und James Coleman sind Künstlerinnen und Künstler, für deren Werk die Zeitlichkeit und Geschichtlichkeit des Bildes eine entscheidende Rolle spielen. Sie widmen sich der Zeit als bildlichem Phänomen, das mittels ästhetischer Praktiken sicht- und erfahrbar gemacht wird. Entlang bildlicher Strategien wie der Manipulation der Dauer der Bilder, ihrer Bewegungen, Rhythmen und Dynamiken realisiert sich eine spezifische Geschichtlichkeit in den Werken. Der Band bietet detaillierte Analysen und Interpretationen zahlreicher Schlüsselwerke der vergangenen 25 Jahre.