Image from codex Petermann I 673, Staatsbibliothek Berlin, f. 98a
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science starts the “Islamic Scientific Manuscript Initiative” (ISMI).
The mission of the Initiative (ISMI) is to make accessible information on all Islamic manuscripts in the exact sciences (astronomy, mathematics, optics, mathematical geography, music, mechanics, and related disciplines), whether in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or other languages. Continue reading
The Center for the Studies of Manuscripts at Hamburg University is hosting a conference on ‘Manuscripts East and West – Towards Comparative and General Codicology‘ from 17-19 October 2017. You can find the full programme here.
The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton is hosting a workshop on ‘Dots, Marginalia and Peritexts in Middle Eastern Manuscripts‘ from 11-12 June 2018. The Call for Papers is open until 15 January 2018.
You can find the full Call for Papers here: Continue reading
The work ‘Preserving, studying, and democratizing access to the world heritage of Islamic manuscripts: The Zaydī tradition‘ by Sabine Schmidtke, originally published in Chroniques du manuscrit au Yémen 23 in January 2017, is now available Open Access on MENAdoc.
The National Library of Tunisia and the Universtiy of Strasbourg are holding a Summer School on ‘The Arabic Manuscript: Codicology, Palaeography, and History‘ from 10-15 July 2017. Registration is possible until 30 April 2017.
An interesting article on Yemeni Manuscripts can be found at this Link. It is part of the exhibition ‘The Digital Bab al-Yemen‘, which is currently on display at the Freie Universität Berlin.
There will be a workshop on ‘Turkish Manuscript Studies‘ at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin from 27 March – 1 April 2017. Application is possible until 27 November 2016. The Programme will be added as soonas it is available.