Applications for the Islamic Manuscript Association’s Annual Grant Scheme are now open to all Association members who have paid their fees for the
August 2013- July 2014 membership year. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support projects in the conservation, digitisation, cataloguing,
research and publication of Islamic manuscripts. For more information, please see the grant scheme page here.
Applications are also open for the Association’s Collection Care and Emergency Response grant scheme,
which supports general collection care and management activities for specific collections of Islamic manuscripts.
For more information, please see here.
The Tenth Islamic Manuscript Conference
Manuscripts and Conflict
31 August-2 September 2014, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
The Islamic Manuscript Association is pleased to announce that the Tenth Islamic Manuscript Conference will be held at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, from 31 August to 2 September 2014.
The Conference will be hosted in cooperation with the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation and the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge.
THE CALL FOR PAPERS IS NOW CLOSED.
Advance notice: Intensive Introduction to Islamic Codicology Course
15-19 September 2014, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Taught by Professor François Déroche
This intensive five-day course will introduce the study of Islamic manuscript codices as physical objects. Daily illustrated lectures will provide an overview of writing supports, the structure of quires, ruling and page layout, bookbinding, ornamentation, tools and materials used in book making, and the paleography of book hands. During hands-on sessions participants will examine Islamic manuscripts from Cambridge University Library and complete a series of practical exercises on manuscript description.
Further announcements will be made in early 2014.