An Introduction to Islamic Manuscript Culture

An Introduction to Islamic Manuscript Culture

Qiṣṣat al-Sindbād al-baḥrī wa-l-Hindbād al-barrī, UCLA Bound Manuscript Collection, MS 170/46, fol. 10r. Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

A scholarly workshop led by Evyn Kropf (University of Michigan) with contributions from other scholars

Monday, May 20, 2019 to Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time to be announced
UCLA

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This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to Islamic manuscripts and manuscript culture, using the extensive holdings of the Special Collections at UCLA's Charles E. Young Research Library. It is intended for advanced students and scholars with backgrounds in Islamic studies and/or manuscript studies. Sessions will be devoted to such topics as parchment and paper, bindings and structures, quires and codices, scripts and hands (paleography), and historical and paratextual elements. Participants will learn to produce accurate basic descriptions of Islamic manuscripts.

 

The meeting was live streamed and recorded. A resource page with video archive and presentation slides can be accessed HERE

 

 

Limited space available. Must apply to be accepted to the workshop. For more information e-mail cnes@international.ucla.edu


Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Islamic Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, California Rare Book School