An Introduction to Arabic Manuscripts
A free, intensive online workshop
23–27 August 2021
Application link: https://ucla.in/3cmYvbP (DEADLINE 22 April 2021!)
This week-long workshop features leading authorities on the study of Arabic manuscripts. The workshop will equip emerging scholars with the basic tools to conduct research with original handwritten texts in Arabic script.
Over the course of five days, participants will learn the basics of codicology, palaeography, and manuscript production and circulation, in the context of an expansive vision of current debates in Arabic manuscript research.
anatomy of the codex
canonical and informal scripts
colophons, audition notes, owners' notes, readers’ notes
ethics and best practices
scribes and other craftspeople
strategies for decipherment
transmission practices and patterns
Enrollment is free of charge. Full participation is by application only. Others may observe via webinar.
Application deadline is 22 April 2021. Apply at https://ucla.in/3cmYvbP (All applicants welcome, regardless of home institution; priority will be given to PhD students and untenured scholars with compelling need to use Arabic manuscripts in their research.)
Co-sponsored by Princeton and UCLA, which house the two largest repositories of Islamicate manuscripts in North America.
Sponsors: Center for Near Eastern Studies, Islamic Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Manuscript, Rare Book and Archive Studies Initiative at Princeton; Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University; Firestone Library, Princeton University; UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Organizers: Marina Rustow (Princeton) and Luke Yarbrough (UCLA)
UCLA event website and list of sponsors: https://www.international.ucla.edu/cnes/event/14962
Princeton website coming soon!
For questions not addressed above or on the site, please contact: CNES [at] international.ucla.edu