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Islamic Manuscript Conference

From: Charlie Walker-Arnott <charlie<-at->
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
The Islamic Manuscript Association is pleased to announce that
registration is now open for its Ninth Annual Islamic Manuscript
Conference, 'Manuscripts of the Mamluk Sultanate and Its
Contemporaries', 2-4 September at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Registrations may be made online in English or Arabic at the
following addresses:

    English:
    <URL:http://www.islamicmanuscript.org/conferences/2013Conference/ApplicationForm1.aspx>

    Arabic:
    <URL:http://www.islamicmanuscript.org/conferences/2013Conference/ApplicationForm1_ar.aspx>

For more information, please contact the Association's office at
admin<-at->islamicmanuscript<.>org.

Programme (also available at

    <URL:http://www.islamicmanuscript.org/conferences/2013Conference/ConferenceProgramme.htm>

Programme of the Ninth Islamic Manuscript Conference

Monday
2 September 2013

    7-45-8.45           Breakfast (in the Gallery)

    9-00-10.30          Registration (in the Foyer and Garden Room)

                        Refreshments (Gallery)

    10-30-11.00         Welcoming Speeches
                        (Auditorium)

                        Prof. Abdussamad Antonio Romero Roman
                        Chairman, The Islamic Manuscript Association
                        and Founder and Director, Azzagra Cultural
                        Foundation and Alqueria de Rosales

                        Mr Davidson MacLaren
                        Executive Director
                        The Islamic Manuscript Association
                        Cambridge, United Kingdom and Director
                        Emeritus Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation and
                        Dar al-Kutub Manuscript Project Cairo, Egypt

                        Mr Paul Hepworth
                        Independent Manuscript Conservator
                        Istanbul, Turkey

                        Panel 1
                        Manuscripts of the Mamluks and Their
                        Contemporaries, Part 1
                        (Auditorium)

    11-00-11.30         Prof. Frederic Bauden
                        Professor of Arabic Language and Islamic
                        Studies, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium

                            Manuscript Paper Formats of the Mamluk
                            Period: The Contribution of Mamluk
                            Chancery Paper

    11-30-12.00         Dr Muhammad Issa Al-Sharafeen
                        Associate Professor
                        Al al-Bayt University
                        Irbid, Jordan

                            The Copyist in the Mamluk Period

    12-00-12.30         Dr Ronny Vollandt
                        Researcher, Free University of Berlin,
                        Berlin, Germany

                            Making Quires Speak: MS Paris-BNF Arabic
                            1 and a Coptic-Muslim Workshop in Early
                            Ottoman Cairo

    12-30-13.45          Lunch in the Gallery

                        Panel 2
                        Manuscripts of the Mamluks and Their
                        Contemporaries Part 2
                        (in the Auditorium)

    14-00-14.30         Dr Elise Franssen
                        Post-Doctoral Fellow
                        Annemarie Schimmel College
                        University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
                        and
                        Scientific Collaborator
                        Department of Arabic Language and Islamic
                        Studies
                        University of Liege, Liege, Belgium

                            As-Safadi: His Personality, Methodology,
                            and Literary Tastes Approached Through
                            His Tadhkirah

    14-30-15.00         Dr Housni Alkhateeb Shehada
                        Lecturer
                        Department of Middle East Studies
                        Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and The
                        Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
                        (Jerusalem)

                            Illustrated Mamluk Treatises of
                            Veterinary Medicine

    15-00-15.30         Mr Christopher Braun
                        PhD Candidate
                        The Warburg Institute
                        School of Advanced Study
                        University of London
                        London, United Kingdom

                            In Search of Buried Riches: Arabic
                            Manuscripts on Treasure Hunting in
                            Medieval Islamic Egypt

    15-30-16.00         Refreshments in the Gallery

                        Panel 3
                        Manuscripts of the Mamluks
                        and Their Contemporaries, Part 3
                        (Auditorium)

    16-00-16.30         PD Dr Tobias Nunlist
                        Privatdozent
                        Department of Middle Eastern Studies
                        University of Basel
                        Switzerland

                          Amuletic Scrolls of High Quality from the
                          Muslim Cultural Area (13th-17th
                          Centuries): A Typological Approach

    16-30-17.00         Mr Osamu Otsuka
                        Research Fellow of the Japanese Society for
                        the Promotion of Science
                        Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
                        Tokyo, Japan

                            A Forgotten Ilkhanid Historical Work:
                            Abu al-Qasim Kashani's Zubdat
                            al-Tawarikh

    17-00-17.30         Prof. Anna Contadini
                        Professor of the History of Islamic Art
                        School of Oriental and African Studies
                        University of London
                        London, United Kingdom

                            Mamluk Manuscript Painting and the
                            Sulwan al-Muta'

    19-30-20.45         Dinner in the Old Hall

Tuesday
3 September 2013

    7-45-8.45           Breakfast in the Gallery

                       Panel 4
                       Conservation
                       (Auditorium)

    9-30-10.00         Ms Anne Bancroft ACR
                       Senior Book and Paper Conservator
                       Victoria and Albert Museum
                       London, United Kingdom

                           Conservation of Three Large Mamluk Book
                           Boards

    10-00-10.30        Dr Claudia Colini
                       Independent Conservator, Rome, Italy

                           How Conservation Can Unveil the Story of
                           a Manuscript: An Arabic Unicum from Yemen

    10-30-11.00        Refreshments in the Gallery

    11-00-11.30        Ms Katherine Beaty
                       Book Conservator
                       Harvard Library
                       Harvard University
                       Cambridge, Massachusetts
                       United States of America

                           Treatment of Persian Lacquer Bindings

    11-30-12.00        Ms Fiona McLees
                       Paper Conservator
                       The Imperial War Museum
                       London, United Kingdom

                           The Chester Beatty Library's Ruzbihan
                           Qur'an: Uncovering the Techniques Behind
                           the Creation of a 16th-Century
                           Masterpiece

    12-00-12.30        Mr Herre de Vries
                       Book Conservator
                       Restauratie Nijhoff Asser
                       Amsterdam, The Netherlands

                           Reading the Book's History: Understanding
                           the Repairs and Rebindings on Islamic
                           Manuscripts in the Vatican Library and
                           Their Implications for Conservation

    12-30-13.45

                       Lunch (in the Gallery)

                       Panel 5
                       Digitisation
                       (Auditorium)

    14-00-14.30        Ms Elisabetta Polidori
                       Morse Fellow for Advanced Training in Paper
                       Conservation
                       Boston Museum of Fine Arts
                       Boston, Massachusetts
                       United States of America

                       Ms Emily Jacobson
                       Conservator of Paper and Photographs
                       Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler
                       Gallery
                       Smithsonian Institution
                       Washington, DC
                       United States of America

                       Dr Blythe McCarthy
                       Andrew M. Mellon
                       Senior Scientist
                       Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler
                       Gallery
                       Smithsonian Institution
                       Washington, DC, United States of America

                           The Examination of Hidden Paint Layers in
                           a Gulistan of Sa'adi from the Freer
                           Collection Using Imaging Technology

    14-30-15.00        Mr Qasem Harb
                       Director, Archive, Arab Studies Society
                       East Jerusalem, Palestinian Territories

                           Digitising Manuscripts at the Al-Aqsa
                           Mosque Library in East Jerusalem,
                           Palestinian Territories

    15-00-15.30        Prof. Amidu Sanni
                       Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies
                       Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria

                           The Sudanic African Manuscript Heritage
                           from the Mamluk Era to the Internet Age:
                           Challenges of the Digital Revolution in a
                           Scriptural Tradition

    15-30-16.30        Refreshments in the Gallery

    16-30-18.00        Annual General Meeting
                       (for Association Members Only)

    19-30-20.45        Dinner in the Old Hall

Wednesday
4 September 2013

    7-45-8.45          Breakfast in the Gallery

                       Panel 6
                       Cataloguing
                       (Auditorium)

    9-30-10.00         Dr Ahmed Abdelbaset
                       Researcher
                       Centre for the Study of Heritage
                       National Library and Archives of Egypt and
                       General Manager
                       Project to Catalogue the Compilation
                       Manuscripts of the National Library of Egypt
                       Cairo
                       Egypt

                           Date Formats in Mamluk Manuscripts:
                           Selected Examples from the National
                           Library of Egypt's Collection of
                           Manuscripts on Language and Literature

    10-00-10.30        Dr Rayd Alrashed
                       Assistant Professor of Arabo-Islamic Heritage
                       College of Arts
                       University of Mosul
                       Mosul
                       Iraq

                           Mamluk Manuscripts and Artefacts in the
                           Awqaf Library of Mosul: An Analytical
                           Study

    10-30-11.00        Refreshments in the Gallery

    11-00-11.30        Dr Ahmed al-Sa'idi Research Professor
                       Academy of Education and Training Agadir
                       Morocco

                           A codicological approach to a Mamluk
                           manuscript

    11-30-12.00        Dr Abdurrahman Yazici
                       Researcher
                       Research Centre on Religion and Nature
                       Suleymaniye Foundation
                       Istanbul
                       Turkey

                           13th and 14th Century Fara'id (Islamic
                           Inheritance Law) Manuscripts on
                           al-Sajawandi's Kitab al-Fara'id
                           al-Sirajiyyah in the Suleymaniye Library

    12-00-12.30        Dr Konrad Hirschler
                       Reader
                       History of the Near and Middle East
                       School of Oriental and African Studies
                       University of London
                       London
                       United Kingdom

                           Letters, Themes, and Sizes: How to
                           Organise a 13th-Century Endowment Library

    12-30-13.45        Lunch in the Gallery

    14-00-15.00        Photo

                       Panel 7
                       Manuscripts of the Mamluks and Their
                       Contemporaries, Part 4
                       (Auditorium)

    15-00-15.30        Dr Esra Akin Kivanc
                       Assistant Professor of Islamic Art and
                       Architecture
                       University of South Florida
                       Tampa
                       Florida
                       United States of America

                           "Such a Qur'an No Individual Might Own":
                           A 14th-century Mamluk Qur'an from the
                           Mosque of 'Umar in Jerusalem

    15-30-16.00        Mr Karim Ifrak
                       PhD Candidate
                       School Advanced Studies-Paris Sorbonne
                       University
                       Paris
                       France

                           Pages from the History of Mamluk
                           Manuscripts: A Codicological Study of the
                           Qur'an Manuscript of Sultan al-Zahir
                           Baybars al-Jashnakir

    16-00-16.30        Refreshments in the Gallery

    16-30-17.00        Mr Bashir Barakat
                       Director
                       Department of Research
                       Is'af al-Nashashibi Centre for Culture, Arts,
                       and Literature
                       East Jerusalem
                       Palestinian Territories

                           Manuscripts in Jerusalem During the
                           Mamluk Period

    17-00-17.30        Dr Alison Ohta
                       Director
                       Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and
                       Ireland
                       London
                       United Kingdom

                           Covering the Book: Bindings of the Mamluk
                           Period, 1250-1516

    17-30-18.00        Closing Speeches
                       (Auditorium)

                       Prof. Abdussamad Antonio Romero Roman
                       Chairman
                       The Islamic Manuscript Association and
                       Founder and Director Azzagra Cultural
                       Foundation and Alqueria de Rosales

                       Mr Davidson MacLaren
                       Executive Director
                       The Islamic Manuscript Association
                       Cambridge
                       United Kingdom and Director Emeritus
                       Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation and Dar
                       al-Kutub Manuscript Project
                       Cairo
                       Egypt

    19-30-20.45        Dinner in the Old Hall

Charlie Walker-Arnott
Assistant Director
The Islamic Manuscript Association
c/o The Lotus Gallery
33 Trumpington Street
UK
+44 1223 303177
Fax: +44 1223 302218
Mobile: +44 7711 391 940


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