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Scripta 2012

Interactions of Writing Systems


Date: October 7th-10th, 2011

Venue: Sinyang Humanities Hall, Seoul National University, Korea


Day 1 (October 8, Monday)

18:00 Welcome Reception (Hoam Faculty House)


Day 2 (October 9, Tuesday)

09:10-09:30 Registration


Moderator: PARK See-Gyoon (Kunsan Nat'l Univ.)

Welcome Address

           LEE SeungJae (President, the Hunmin jeongeum Society)

Congratulatory Address

           OH Yeon-Cheon (President, SNU)




Moderator: JUN Youngchul (Seoul Nat'l Univ., KOREA)

On Alphabetical ordering: Some principles and problems

  Richard SALOMON (University of Washington, U.S.A.)

  [Discussion: SONG Ki-joong] (Seoul Nat'l Univ., KOREA)]

The spirit of alphabet and monotheism

  BAE Chulhyun (Seoul Nat'l University, KOREA) 

  [Discussion: YOO YoonJong (Pyeongtaek Univ., KOREA)]


11:10-11:30 Coffee Break


Moderator: Marc DUVAL (Seoul Nat'l Univ., KOREA)

The cultural transmission of scripts in Africa: The idea versus the system of writing

  Alex de VOOGT (American Museum of Natural History, New York, U.S.A.)

  [Discussion: YANG Chul-Joon (Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies, KOREA)]

The interdependence of writing material and scribe’s posture as reflected in calligraphic shift and historical script development in 1st millennium BC Northwest Semitic alphabets

  Reinhard G. LEHMANN (Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany)

  [Discussion: AHN Jaewon (Seoul Nat'l Univ., KOREA)]


13:00-15:00 Lunch (Jahayeon)





Moderator: SONG Jae-mog (Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies, KOREA)

On the origin of the Glagolitic script

  JUNG Hakyung (Seoul Nat'l University, KOREA) 

  [Discussion: CHOI Sung-ho (Chungbuk Nat'l Univ., KOREA)]

Andean Khipu and Spanish alphabet: Interdependence and opacity

  Frank SALOMON (University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.) 

  [Discussion: LEE Jae Hak (Korea University, KOREA)]


16:30-16:50 Coffee Break



Moderator: JUN Jongho (Seoul Nat'l University, KOREA)

Can a logographic script be simplified and remain logographic? The example of 20th century Chinese writing reform

  Zev HANDEL (University of Washington, U.S.A.) 

  [Discussion: JEON Kwangjin (Sungkyunkwan Univ., KOREA)

A different interpretation of the preface to Hunmin Jeongeum by King Sejong

  LEE Hyeon-hie & LEE Soo Yeon (Seoul Nat'l University, KOREA)

  [Discussion: LEE Sang Hyeok (Hansung Univ., KOREA)]


18:30-20:30 Reception (Circular Room, Faculty Club) 

Day 3 (October 10, Wednesday - October 11, Thursday)

Academic Tour to Gyeongju City

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