Exhibition „Translated Religion: In a Forest of True Words”
All pictures on this page by Thomas Kademann
The KFG's associated member Katja Triplett is the curator of a current exhibition on „Translated Religion: In a Forest of True Words” at Leipzig University's Bibliotheca Albertina (8 October 2021-13 February 2022).
The history of religion is also a history of translation. Manuscripts and books – some rare and rarely exhibited – from the Leipzig University Library provide information about translators’ efforts to translate religious texts and images: A parchment strip with prayers for a multilingual divine service from Egypt, a medieval manuscript with a Bible glossary in Old French in Hebrew script and an Arabic-language encyclopedia by a Shiite scholar of the 10th century who was on a religious and secret mission. These and other exhibits from two millennia give testimony to the translational work in the context of religion.
„Translated Religion: In a Forest of True Words” is shown in conjunction with the showcase exhibition on „Tracing Origin. The Deposit of the Israelite Religious Community in the Leipzig University Library.”
The exhibition is open daily and free of charge. An English guidebook is available in the exhibition hall. Guided tours will take place on 24 October, 21 November, 12 December and 23 January at 3 p.m. An English-language catalogue edited by Katja Triplett will be available open access soon.
For more information on the exhibition , catalogue and accompanying programme visit: ub.uni-leipzig.de/religion (in German; English version coming soon).