Publication Announcement – Karl Stowasser's translation of al-Maqrīzī's Khiṭaṭ

Dear members,

Karl Stowasser's partial translation of al-Maqrīzī's Khiṭaṭ is now available for download (Open Access:

Al-Maqrīzī: Book of Exhortations and Useful Lessons in Dealing with Topography and Historical Remains (al-Khiṭaṭ). Translated and annotated by Karl Stowasser (d. 1997). Parts I-II in 3 vols. Edited by Frédéric Bauden and Clopper Almon with an Introductory Essay by Frédéric Bauden. Liège, 2022.

Workshop – Countering Trafficking of Cultural Property, Qatar National Library – 5-8 September

From 5 to 8 of September 2022, the QATAR NATIONAL LIBRARY organizes in the framework of HIMAYA project a regional workshop on “COUNTERING TRAFFICKING OF CULTURAL PROPERTY INCLUDING DOCUMENTARY HERITAGE”, for the professionals from the secto

Deadline pushed forward for Leiden Manuscripts Summerschool

Dear colleagues,

The deadline for application for the LUCIS Summerschool on Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim World 2022 (Leiden, August 23-Sept 2) has been pushed forward to June 27. Applicants will be informed about selection before July 1. More information can be found here.

best wishes,
Dorrit van Dalen

Summerschool on Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim World, Leiden 2022

Dear reader,

The Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS) will offer its fourth Summerschool (August 23-September 2, 2022) on Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim World, with lectures by experts in a wide variety of fields, hands-on classes and much practice with manuscripts from its famous collection of oriental manuscripts. The course is meant for graduate students (MA and PhD) and researchers.

Webinar Symposium – Qur’anic Manuscript Traditions: Readings From the Qatar National Library Collection – March 30

The symposium, organized in the framework of the Arab Manuscript Day (Alesco), will gather a number of international experts dealing with the traditions of the production of Qur’anic manuscripts over 14 centuries, covering a vast geographical area. Our journey will start in the Arabian Peninsula and will continue through the kingdoms of Africa and the Indian subcontinent, up to the lands of China and the Malay world. Focusing on the periphery of the Islamic World, we aim to contribute to an exciting but less-researched and less popular theme.

Webinars Series – Islamic Manuscript Studies, first lecture of the series : "Types of Authorship and its Relations in Arab Heritage" – 13 March 2022 / 1:00–2:30pm (time in Doha and Istanbul)

What is Islamic manuscript studies? Which subjects are most studied in the field? What are the latest developments in studying the Islamic manuscript culture? What are the current resources and research literature?

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