P. Kyle McCarter Jr.

2007, April 15–19
Advanced SeminarThe Shape of Script: How and Why Writing Systems ChangeScholars of this advanced seminar met to address the question of what happens to a writing system between the time of its inception and the time of its extinction. Discrediting the notion that a writing system remains static throughout the span of its existence, participating experts in diverse script traditions from around the globe discussed the ways in which various forces, such as generational transfer, aesthetics, and technologies, influence writing systems.

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