Mukaddeme

Arabic Script Typographies

Mukaddeme (from the Arabic word مقدّمه), means introduction. This one-day conference introduces the new book Arabic Typography: History and Practice. Hosted at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum and facilitated by the Sabancı University, this event reflects the volume’s approach, bringing together historical research and contemporary design. Speakers include leading authorities in Arabic typography and calligraphy and the book’s authors, weaving together perspectives from design, research, and interdisciplinary practices.

Talks

November 5, 2022

09:00 — 10:00

Morning Coffee

10:00

Welcome Remarks: Meltem Müftüler Baç

The Dean of Sabancı University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

10:10

Welcome Remarks: Nazan Ölçer

Director, Sakıp Sabancı Museum

10:20

Gerry Leonidas

Arabic typography: a paradigm for research-informed practice

10:50

Titus Nemeth

Building bridges: the case for a book that straddles two worlds

11:30 — 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00

Orlin Sabev

The Ottoman transition from scribal to print culture: the layout of the Müteferrika prints

12:30

Emanuela Conidi

Arabic types from Europe before the 20th century

13.00

Onur Yazıcıgil

The Ottoman printers’ 8 pt Naskh typeface and its Turkish type maker Mehmed Emin Efendi

13:30 — 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30

Borna Izadpanah

Naskh types from Europe, Ottoman Empire, and Russia in nineteenth-century Iran and their legacy

15:00

Özlem Özkal

A curious case of Ottoman Typography: detached Arabic Letters

15:30 — 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00

Thomas Milo

Script grammar: a linguistic approach to digitising Islamic script

16:30

Ayşe Aldemir

Members of the Ottoman dynasty who were calligraphers

Workshop

November 6 — 7, 2022

10:00 — 17:00

Borna Izadpanah & Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Arabic-script type design workshop: considering the past, designing for the present

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