Conference: Conceptualising Sacred Languages and Their Visual Inimitability


The AGYA conference explores the dynamic relationship between sacred languages and their visual elements, highlighting the interplay between language, writing, and spirituality. It focuses on the shapes of letters and patterns created by word arrangement, shedding light on how these writing systems evoke a profound sense of awe and reverence.

The conference explores languages in the Middle East and beyond, including Sikh scriptures in Punjabi and Sanskrit texts, Pali from Buddhist scriptures, as well as ancient Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, and Amharic associated with Christianity.

For more information on the different events taking place, the Program of the conference is avaliable for download here.

The conference is organized in cooperation with SOAS University of London, United Kingdom.

Date: 07 December - 08 December 2023

Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Venue: SOAS University of London,
United Kingdom

Language: English

Three papyri lying on an old table