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.

 

Welcome & Overview - The UCLA Islamic Manuscripts Collections

Luke Yarbrough, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

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Session 1: An Introduction to Codicological Studies; Writings Materials: Parchment and Paper

Evyn Kropf, Librarian for Middle East Studies and Religious Studies; Curator of Islamic Manuscripts, University of Michigan

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Session 2: Structures: The Codex and Beyond; Bindings

Evyn Kropf, Librarian for Middle East Studies and Religious Studies; Curator of Islamic Manuscripts, University of Michigan

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Medical and Scientific Manuscripts at UCLA

Assistant Professor Alexandre Roberts, Department of Classics, USC

 

Session 3: Layout/Ruling, Media, and Ornament; Scripts and Hands

Evyn Kropf, Librarian for Middle East Studies and Religious Studies; Curator of Islamic Manuscripts, University of Michigan

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Visual and Artistic Elements in Islamic Manuscripts at UCLA

Assistant Professor Lamia Balafrej, Department of Art History, UCLA

 

Session 4: Paratexts, Annotations, Marks of Ownership

Evyn Kropf, Librarian for Middle East Studies and Religious Studies; Curator of Islamic Manuscripts, University of Michigan

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Text and Performance through the Manuscripts of al-Hariri's Impostures

Professor Michael Cooperson, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

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Session 5: Overview of Describing Manuscripts

Evyn Kropf, Librarian for Middle East Studies and Religious Studies; Curator of Islamic Manuscripts, University of Michigan

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Demonstration of Describing a Manuscript

Evyn Kropf, Librarian for Middle East Studies and Religious Studies; Curator of Islamic Manuscripts, University of Michigan

 

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About the Workshop

A workshop was held in May 2019 to 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.

Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies. Co-sponsored by the UCLA’s Islamic Studies Program, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and the California Rare Book School.