Sufism and Islamic Manuscript Culture
The Eleventh Islamic Manuscript Conference
13–15 September 2016, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
The Islamic Manuscript Association—in partnership with the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation and the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge—is pleased to announce its Eleventh Islamic Manuscript Conference: Sufism and Islamic Manuscript Culture, which will be held from 13 to 15 September 2016 at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Sufis have written litanies, panegyrics, didactic works in verse and prose, hagiographies, discourses, exegetical works, and metaphysical treatises made into manuscripts both humble and lavish. Sufi lodges have housed libraries and manuscript ateliers, and Sufi networks have disseminated manuscripts across the Muslim World. This conference seeks to present current international research trends on the relationship between Sufism and Islamic manuscript culture and to generate discussion and study in this field.
Simultaneous Arabic-English and English-Arabic interpretation will be available throughout the conference.