The Earliest Syriac Scripts: evidence from Roman-period Edessa and its surrounds
Professor em. John Healey FBA (University of Manchester)
Date: 17 November 2017Time: 5:00 PM
Finishes: 17 November 2017Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B101
Type of Event: Lecture
Prof. Healey is a leading international authority on the development of the alphabet and has published a wide range of monographs focussing on Syriac and epigraphy. His co-authored work, with the late Prof. Han J.W. Drijvers, Old Syriac inscriptions of Edessa and Oshroene (Brill, Leiden: 1999) is the seminal study of the early Syriac script.
Prof. Healey has also written extensively on the Christian communities of the Middle East in whom he takes an active interest.
Organiser: Dr Erica Hunter
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