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The libraries of Nafusa

Documentation and digitization of the written

material heritage in the Jebel Nafusa, Libya

POSTER 3 E Final Web

Thursday, 8 December 2022 at 12pm EDT / 4pm GMT / 6pm EET
via  Zoom
English simultaneous interpretation will be available

In collaboration with the Centre for Studies and Research on Ibadism (Ibadica), Slimane Tounsi, President of Ibadica, Ali Mazawi, Coordinator of “The Libraries of Nafusa” project in Libya, and Paul Love, Professor of History and Academic Coordinator of “The Libraries of Nafusa" project, will offer a description of the planning, implementation, and future aims of the pilot project "The Libraries of Nafusa" (2021–2022), which sought to document and to digitize written material heritage in the Jebel Nafusa in Libya.

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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.