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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 →

New Symposium: The Codicology and Palaeography of Early Qur'an Manuscripts

The Islamic Manuscript Association, in cooperation with the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation and Cambridge University Library, is pleased to announce a symposium on the codicology and palaeography of early Qur'an manuscripts. With nine presentations ranging from the latest palaeographic methods to new techniques of parchment analysis, and contributors from across Europe, it will feature the most recent research on the palaeography and codicology of Qur’an manuscripts dating from the seventh to early eleventh centuries CE. Read more →

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. Registration closes Friday, 1 May. Read more →

Notice of Upcoming AGM

At this year’s annual general meeting, which will take place at the University of Cambridge on Monday, 24 August 2015 following a half-day symposium on palaeography, we will be holding elections for two new members of the board of directors, as Mr David Hirsch and Prof. Jan Just Witkam will have finished their terms. Read more →