Tag: literacy studies

Artefactual literacies & heritage

Some literacy researchers refer to artefactual literacy as the study of literacy practices embedded in material cultural objects. Literacy practices that are connected to objects and physical experience are often key to heritage, in this case a fan that is used within a traditional tea ceremony. According to Dr Naoki Yamamoto, […]

Quranic script and stone carving

The practice of stone carving is an important part of Chinese history, art, and culture, and likely one of mankind’s oldest crafts. This video presents a fascinating confluence of stone carving and traditional Islamic calligraphy. The video shows how Wang Fengtong [王凤桐], along with three generations of his family, carved […]

Paper on Indonesian academics

I have a new paper now published in the International Journal of Educational Research. It is co-authored by Dr Udi Samanhudi (UNTIRTA, Indonesia), relates to writing and knowledge production in the Indonesian university context, and thereby builds on my prior work in this area of interest. The paper […]

Leverhulme Research Fellowship

I am pleased to announce that I have won a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for a project which focuses on what has been an area of interest of mine for the last few years. The project is entitled ‘Literacy and Harmony: A study of Sino-Muslim heritage literacies in modern […]

Chess for sages or Şatranc-i Urefa

I recently became interested in Ottoman literacies (see previous post), and came across another aspect of that history which piqued my interest: the Ottoman board game Şatranc-i Urefa. I finally managed to track down the game to play at home. Şatranc-i Urefa is a game that was played […]

Ottoman literacies

Here is an interesting artefact of historical literacy that I encountered, during a brief stay in Cyprus last year as a visiting lecturer. In a visit to the Hala Sultan Tekke and surrounding salt lake, one of my favourite places on the island, I saw this compilation from […]