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Laura Moretti and Christine van Ruymbeke teach Summer School course on the art of the book in Persia and Japan

last modified Aug 15, 2017 02:57 PM

Dr Laura Moretti, University Lecturer in Pre-modern Japanese Studies, and Dr Christine van Ruymbeke, Ali Reza and Mohamed Soudavar Senior Lecturer in Persian Studies, taught “Jewelled Pages. The art of the book in Persia and Japan”, as part of the courses offered by the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge (24th July – 4th August, 2017).

This pioneering course offers a fresh perspective on the history of the illustrated book in Persia and Japan, by looking at them side by side. In ten sessions, which combine lectures, seminars and hands-on sessions at the Cambridge University Library, this course encourages the participants to explore similarities as well as differences in the techniques, aims and achievements of Japanese and Persian illustrated texts. It also encourages the participants to think about the text-image relationship in a theoretically sophisticated manner.

The teachers introduce the profile of our Faculty to the wider public, by translating the specialised results of their academic research for the benefit of an audience that is varied in terms of nationality, age and background. This course shows great potential for establishing a creative and exciting faculty-wide intellectual dialogue across the East Asian and Middle Eastern cultures.

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