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The Tenth Islamic Manuscript Conference
Manuscripts and Conflict

31 August-2 September 2014, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge

Registration now open here

Conference programme now online.

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.

Introduction to Islamic Codicology Short 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.

More information about the course can be found here