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New Course: Introduction to the Palaeography of Early Qur'anic Scripts

The Islamic Manuscript Association, in cooperation with the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation and Cambridge University Library, is pleased to announce an intensive three-day course introducing the codicology of Qur’an manuscripts made during the Umayyad and Abbasid dynasties and the palaeography of Hijazi and Abbasid scripts. The course will be taught by Prof. François Déroche at the University of Cambridge from 11 to 13 May 2015 and will be followed by a symposium on the codicology and palaeography of early Qur'an manuscripts on 14 May and the Cambridge Qur'an Seminar on 15 May. Read more →

Scholarship Opportunity: Barakat Trust Scholarship 

The Barakat Trust Scholarship will enable a senior Muslim conservator, codicologist, librarian, art historian, curator, researcher, or any other scholar or specialist of Islamic manuscripts who resides in the Islamic world to attend our Introduction to the Palaeography of Early Qur'anic Scripts course from 11 to 13 May, the symposium on the codicology and palaeography of early Qur'an manuscripts on 14 May, and the Cambridge Qu’ran Seminar on 15 May. This is the first of three scholarships for attending Association courses that have been made possible by the generosity of the Barakat Trust.  Read more →

New Course: Introduction to Islamic Codicology

The Islamic Manuscript Association, in cooperation with the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation and the American University of Beirut, is pleased to announce an intensive five-day course introducing the study of Islamic manuscript codices as physical objects, or the archaeology of the Islamic book, which will be held at the American University of Beirut from 20 to 24 April 2015. Read more →

New Membership Benefits!

New Membership Benefits! The Islamic Manuscript Association is delighted to announce two new membership benefits available to paid members from May 2015:

  • Priority Registration

Members will have 72 hours to register for Association lectures, courses, symposia, conferences and other events before bookings are opened to the public.

  • Discount Access to JSTOR's JPASS

In collaboration with JSTOR, the Association is pleased to offer members a special, discounted rate for JPASS, the JSTOR access plan designed for individuals.

For further details of these or to join, see our membership pages.

Second Cambridge Qur'an Seminar: The Qur’an in Translation

The Islamic Manuscript Association, in cooperation with the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation, the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, and the Gerda Henkel Stiftung, are pleased to invite you to the second Cambridge Qur’an Seminar, which focuses on translating the Qur’ān into English. It will feature three translators who will discuss their work and presentations on the Library of Arabic Literature, a Morisco Qur’ān and current work at the Mohammed VI Institute of Qur’anic Readings and Studies in Rabat. It will be held at Magdalene College, Cambridge, on 15 May 2015.