International Congress of Orientalists

"Lithograph image depicting a group of scholars (mostly male, with the occasional female also in attendance), dressed in Victorian garb, inspecting the Rosetta Stone in a large room with other antiquities visible in the background"
Experts inspecting the Rosetta Stone during the Second International Congress of Orientalists, 1874

The International Congress of Orientalists, initiated in Paris in 1873, was an international conference of Orientalists (initially mostly scholars from Europe and the USA). The first thirteen meetings were held in Europe; the fourteenth congress was held in Algiers in 1905 and some of the subsequent conferences were also held outside Europe. Papers were primarily about philology and archaeology. The Proceedings of the Congresses were published. The work of the International Congress of Orientalists is carried on by the International Congress of Asian and North African Studies.[1]

Congress locations and datesEdit

  • 1st International Congress of Orientalists – Paris, 1873
  • 2nd International Congress of Orientalists – London, 1874[2]
  • 3rd International Congress of Orientalists – St Petersburg, 1876
  • 4th International Congress of Orientalists – Florence, 1878
  • 5th International Congress of Orientalists – Berlin, 1881
  • 6th International Congress of Orientalists – Leiden, 1883
  • 7th International Congress of Orientalists – Vienna, 1886
  • 8th International Congress of Orientalists – Stockholm and Christiania, 1889
  • 9th International Congress of Orientalists – London, 1892[3][4]
  • 10th Internatiional Congress of Orientalists – Geneva, 1894[5]
  • 11th International Congress of Orientalists – Paris, 1897
  • 12th International Congress of Orientalists – Rome, 1899[6][7]
  • 13th International Congress of Orientalists – Hamburg, 1904
  • 14th International Congress of Orientalists – Algiers, 1905 - the first Congress outside Europe
  • 15th International Congress of Orientalists – Copenhagen, 1908
  • 16th International Congress of Orientalists – Athens, 1912
  • 17th International Congress of Orientalists – Oxford, 1928
  • 18th International Congress of Orientalists – Leiden, 1931[8]
  • 19th International Congress of Orientalists – Rome, 1935
  • 20th International Congress of Orientalists – Brussels, 1938[9]
  • 21st International Congress of Orientalists – Paris, 1948[10]
  • 22nd International Congress of Orientalists – Istanbul, 1951
  • 23rd International Congress of Orientalists – Cambridge, 1954[11]
  • 24th International Congress of Orientalists – Munich, 1957
  • 25th International Congress of Orientalists – Moscow, 1960[12]
  • 26th International Congress of Orientalists – New Delhi, 1964
  • 27th International Congress of Orientalists – Ann Arbor, 1967[13] – the first Congress in the USA
  • 28th International Congress of Orientalists – Canberra, 1971
  • 29th International Congress of Orientalists – Paris, 1974 [14]

Proceedings and TransactionsEdit

  • 2nd - Report of the proceedings of the second International Congress of Orientalists held in London, 1874 (London, Trübner, 1874). The Rosetta Stone was viewed.[2]
  • 6th - Bulletin du sixième Congrès international des orientalistes. Leide, 1883 (Leyden? 1883).
  • 9th - Transactions of the Ninth International Congress of Orientalists. Held in London, 1892. Edited by E. Delmar Morgan. (London, 1893).
  • 10th - Report of the Transliteration Committee, about the transliteration of the Arabic, Sanskrit and Pali alphabets. Held in Geneva, 1894.[5]
  • 14th - Actes du XIVe Congrès international des orientalistes. Alger, 1905 (Paris, 1906-08).
  • 17th - Proceedings of the seventeenth International congress of orientalists, Oxford, 1928 (Nendeln, Liechtenstein : Kraus Reprint, 1968).
  • 22nd - Proceedings of the Twenty Second Congress of Orientalists held in Istanbul, September 15th to 22nd, 1951. Edited by Zeki Velidi Togan (Istanbul, 1953-).
  • 23rd - Proceedings of the Twenty-third International Congress of Orientalists : Cambridge, 21st - 28th August 1954, ed. Denis Sinor (Nendeln/Liechtenstein : Kraus, 1974).
  • 26th - Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth International Congress of Orientalists : New Delhi 4 - 10th January, 1964, ed. R N Dandekar (Poona Bhandarkar Oriental Research Inst. 1970).
  • 27th - Proceedings of the twenty-seventh International Congress of Orientalists. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 13th-19th August 1967. Ed. by Denis Sinor with the assistance of Tania Jacques, Ralph Larson, Mary-Elizabeth Meek (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1971).
  • 28th - Proceedings of the 28 International Congress of Orientalists, Canberra, 6-12 January 1971, by A R Davis (Sydney : University of Sydney/Department of Oriental Studies, cop. 1976).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orientalists, International Congress Of, in Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, 2004. https://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/orientalists-international-congress - accessed 4 April 2018
  2. ^ a b The Rosetta Stone Breakthrough CBS News
  3. ^ The Ninth International Congress of Orientalists. London, 1892 The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (Oct., 1892), pp. 855-876. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25197124
  4. ^ The Statutory Ninth International Congress of Orientalists, by H. Cordier, T'oung Pao Vol. 2, No. 5 (1891), pp. 411-433. https://www.jstor.org/stable/4524916
  5. ^ a b Tenth International Congress of Orientalists, Held at Geneva, The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (Oct., 1895), pp. 879-892. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25207765
  6. ^ http://idp.bl.uk/4DCGI/education/orientalists/index.a4d
  7. ^ The Twelfth International Congress of Orientalists. Rome, 1899 The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (Jan., 1900), pp. 181-186. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25208183
  8. ^ The Eighteenth International Congress of Orientalists, 1931, by Mrs. R. L. Devonshire, The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland No. 1 (Jan., 1932), pp. 111-113. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25194425
  9. ^ THE TWENTY-FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ORIENTALISTS, PARIS 23rd to 31st of July 1948, by R. N. Dandekar, Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Vol. 29, No. 1/4 (1948), pp. i-xxvi. https://www.jstor.org/stable/44527096
  10. ^ THE TWENTY-FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ORIENTALISTS, PARIS 23rd to 31st of July 1948, by R. N. Dandekar, Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Vol. 29, No. 1/4 (1948), pp. i-xxvi. https://www.jstor.org/stable/44527096
  11. ^ THE TWENTY-THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ORIENTALISTS CAMBRIDGE, by R. N. Dandekar, Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute Vol. 35, No. 1/4 (1954), pp. i-xxviii. https://www.jstor.org/stable/41784971
  12. ^ The 25th International Congress of Orientalists Roderick MacFarquhar The China Quarterly No. 4 (Oct. - Dec., 1960), pp. 114-118. https://www.jstor.org/stable/763311
  13. ^ The International Congress of Orientalists Stanford J. Shaw Middle East Studies Association Bulletin Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 15, 1968), pp. 15-20. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23058403
  14. ^ THE XXIXth INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ORIENTALISTS K. Czeglédy Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae Vol. 28, No. 2 (1974), pp. 288-290. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23657444

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