Charlotte Lagemann, Tina Schöbel, Christian Vater (Eds.)
Leben Dinge Texte
Begleitheft zur Ausstellung des Sonderforschungsbereichs 933 „Materiale Textkulturen“Universitätsmuseum Heidelberg – Kataloge
The exhibition "LEBEN DINGE TEXTE" (LIFE OBJECTS TEXTS / LIVING TEXT) presents artefacts that are inscribed. The exhibits originate from societies before the invention of printing: cuneiform script clay tablets from Mesopotamia, ancient graffiti, magical papyrus amulets, stamped roofing tiles, a dog leash superscribed with gemstones. Such "script bearing" artefacts can help investigate how the writing material affects the meaning of the text and vice versa. Furthermore, they illustrate that writing was not only for reading, but also associated with acts and rituals.
With this exhibition, the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 933 "Material text Cultures" presents intermediate results of its research. SFB 933 is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) and unites 50 researchers and scholars of Heidelberg University and Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg.