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In 2012 the Islamic Manuscript Association launched an occasional lecture series on the study of Islamic manuscripts. The lecture series encompasses general introductions to various aspects of this vast field, as well as specialist discussions of interest to manuscript professionals and scholars. Two or three lectures will take place each calendar year both in the UK and other countries, in collaboration with host institutions around the world.

The lecture series publicises members’ and other researchers’ work with Islamic manuscripts, bringing expert knowledge and insights to new audiences beyond the Association’s core membership. If your institution would like to collaborate with the Association to develop a particular lecture topic or to suggest a speaker, please email admin@islamicmanuscript.org.

Upcoming lectures

24 March 2015

Covering and Re-Covering: Exploring the Codicological Evidence for Historical Repair, Recycling, and Re-Covering Phenomena in the Bindings of Islamic Manuscripts

A lecture by Evyn Kropf, Librarian of Near Eastern and Religious Studies and Curator of the Islamic Manuscript Collection, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 18.30 (Registration required)
Venue: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD, United Kingdom

For further information and registration please see this page.