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2022 Membership Renew

From January 1 until February 14, 2022, the Association will be accepting the payment of fees for the 2022 membership year, which runs from January 1 to December 31, 2022.

The benefits of membership include priority and discounted registration for Association events and participation in the Association’s governance.

Members wishing to renew their membership can do so via the online payment form. For the form's access code, please contact admin@islamicmanuscript.org

2021 Virtual Conference on Arabic-Script Manuscripts in Africa

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina and The Islamic Manuscript Association—in partnership with the library’s Manuscripts Center and the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation—organized the conference Arabic-Script Manuscripts in Africa, which was held remotely via Zoom at Bibliotheca Alexandrina from 12 to 16 September 2021.

The conference comprised five panels featuring original, current research on the Arabic-script manuscript cultures of North and Sub-Saharan Africa and the care and management of manuscript collections across the continent:

Panel 1, First Session: Historical Traditions of Arabic-Script Manuscripts in Africa
Panel 1, Second Session: Historical Traditions of Arabic-Script Manuscripts in Africa
Panel 2: Manuscript Libraries and Written Heritage Centres in Africa
Panel 3: African Arabic-Script Languages
Panel 4: Cataloguing, Editing, Research and Publishing
Panel 5: Preservation, Conservation and Digitization

Additionally, the conference included five workshops corresponding to the themes of the panels. The organizers will publish presented papers in an edited volume of proceedings.

For more information, please visit the conference’s website (asmiaconference.org), and YouTube channel (Arabic-ScriptManuscripts in Africa), and see its Facebook (@Arabic-Script Manuscripts in Africa) and Twitter (@ASMIACONFERENCE) accounts.