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ANNC: Sufism and Islamic Manuscript Culture – Registration Open/Programme Published!

ANNC: Sufism and Islamic Manuscript Culture – Registration Open/Programme Published

THE ELEVENTH ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPT CONFERENCE: SUFISM AND ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPT CULTURE
13–15 September 2016, Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK
Organised by The Islamic Manuscript Association

Dear Colleagues,
We are very pleased to announce the opening of registration for The Islamic Manuscript Association’s upcoming conference on Sufism and Islamic Manuscript Culture, which will be held from 13 to 15 September at Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Sufis have written litanies, panegyrics, didactic works in verse and prose, hagiographies, discourses, exegetical works, and metaphysical treatises made into manuscripts both humble and lavish. Sufi lodges have housed libraries and manuscript ateliers, and Sufi networks have disseminated manuscripts across the Muslim World. Organised in partnership with the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation and the University of Cambridge’s HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies, this conference will present current international research trends on the relationship between Sufism and Islamic manuscript culture and generate discussion and study in this field. 
Alongside poster presentations and a book and arts exhibit, the conference will feature three free workshops:
  • Exploring Painted Works: The Islamic Painted Page Database will be presented by Stephen Serpell, founder of the Islamic Painted Page;
  • An Introduction to TEI for Islamic Manuscript Descriptions by Yasmin Faghihi, head of the Near and Middle Eastern Department, Cambridge University Library, and Co-Chair, FIHRIST board, and Huw Jones, Digital Content Specialist, Cambridge University Library; and
  • Customizing Imaging Supports with Cliff Cheney, Head of Imaging, Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation & Dar Al Kutub Manuscript Project, Cairo.
For further information, to view the programme, or to register, see our website at www.islamicmanuscript.org

Source:
Armin Yavari
Assistant Director
The Islamic Manuscript Association
℅ 33 Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1QY
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)1223 303 177
F: +44 (0)1223 302 218
E: armin@islamicmanuscript.org
W: www.islamicmanuscript.org

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