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

The World Philologies Seminar will be taking place again: We are looking forward to welcoming Markus Messling ("Inflected Spirit. Philology and Universalism"), Konrad Hirschler ("Of Catalogues and Endowments: How to Transmit Your Private Library in 15th-Century Damascus"), Adam Talib ("How do you say 'epigram' in Arabic?"), Olivier Remaud ("Provincializing Human History") and Laura Moretti ("Palaeographic Notes on Early-Modern Children's Literature in Japan"). You will find the full program here

Philological Encounters Monographs: "Modes of Philology in Medieval South India" by Whitney Cox

Zukunftsphilologie is delighted to announce the publication of Whitney Cox’s Modes of Philology in Medieval South India. It is the first publication of the series Philological Encounters Monographs, an addition to the peer-reviewed journal Philological Encounters. Thanks to the generous support of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies and the Humanities Visiting Committee (both of the University of Chicago), the monograph is available as an Open Access publication. For further details, please click here.

"Philological Encounters" has been published!

We are happy to announce that Philological Encounters has been published with Brill! Zukunftsphilologie's peer-reviewed journal is dedicated to the historical and philosophical critique of philology. It encourages critical and comparative perspectives that integrate textual scholarship and the study of language from across the world. Individuals are eligible for free access via "Brill Online". More information on the journal and the authors of the inaugural volume is available here.