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Call for papers--Islamic Manuscript Conference

From: Charlie Walker-Arnott <charlie<-at->
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Call for Papers

The Tenth Islamic Manuscript Conference

"Manuscripts and Conflict"
Magdalene College
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
31 August-2 September 2014

The Islamic Manuscript Association is pleased to announce that the
Tenth Islamic Manuscript Conference will be held at Magdalene
College, University of Cambridge from 31 August-2 September 2014.
The conference will be hosted in cooperation with the Thesaurus
Islamicus Foundation and the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of
Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge.

The Tenth Islamic Manuscript Conference will be an occasion to
reflect on progress in conservation, preservation, cataloguing,
digitisation and research relating to Islamic manuscripts and
manuscript collections during the decade since the founding of the
Association and to look ahead to anticipated developments in these
fields over the next ten years. The conference's special theme -
Manuscripts and Conflict--will also constitute a timely opportunity
to consider the above subject areas within the intensifying contexts
of acute social and political instability or military conflict.
Invited keynote speakers, round table sessions, poster
presentations, and workshops will promote active participation in a
cutting-edge discussion of these subjects.

Abstract submissions are invited on topics including but not limited

    General and specific developments in manuscript conservation,
    cataloguing, digitisation, and research during the last ten
    years; and anticipated future developments in these fields.

    Discussions of the role that independent organisations such as
    the Islamic Manuscript Association can and should play in
    developing and promoting basic practice and best practice in the
    above fields.

    Case studies of the effect of recent conflicts on Islamic
    manuscript collections (e.g. Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Mali, the
    Balkans, Israel/Palestine, Afghanistan)

    Case studies of recent or ongoing manuscript rescue efforts.

    Developing and implementing policies for disaster prevention and
    management, especially in less economically developed areas.

    The role of the international community and of large agencies
    such as UNESCO, INTERPOL, IFLA, and ICOM in determining and
    promoting disaster management policies.

    Technologies for preserving and conserving manuscripts following
    damage sustained during conflict.

    Digitisation of manuscripts in sub-optimal conditions.

    Security of manuscript collections, looting, and the role of the
    international art market.

    The role of national and international media and social networks
    during crises affecting cultural heritage.

    Ideological targeting of manuscript collections in both war and
    peace; 'libricide' and 'biblioclasm'.

    The importance of cultural artefacts such as manuscript
    collections in post-conflict recovery.

In addition to the above, the Association will also consider
submissions on topics that do not fall directly under the purview of
the theme, but that are related to the conservation, digitisation,
cataloguing, research, and publishing of Islamic manuscripts, and
the care and management of Islamic manuscript collections.

This invitation is open to members and non-members of the
Association. The languages of the Conference will be Arabic and
English, and submissions will be accepted in both languages. The
duration of each conference paper is 30 minutes inclusive of 10
minutes of questions and answers. The Association will pay for
round-trip economy class travel to Cambridge, accommodation in
Magdalene College, and College-based meals for authors whose papers
are accepted. Revised versions of successful conference papers will
be considered for publication in the Association's peer-reviewed
Journal of Islamic Manuscripts.

The deadline for submissions is 10.00 GMT on Monday, 11 November

Please send your abstract of no more than 250 words, biographical
statement of no more than 200 words, and the abstract cover sheet
available at


to the following email, fax, or postal address:

    The Islamic Manuscript Association Ltd
    c/o 33 Trumpington Street
    Cambridge CB2 1QY
    United Kingdom
    Fax: +44 1223 302 218

Charlie Walker-Arnott
Assistant Director
The Islamic Manuscript Association
c/o The Lotus Gallery
33 Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1QY
+44 1223 303177
+44 1223 302218
Mobile: +44 7711 391 940

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:14
                Distributed: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
                       Message Id: cdl-27-14-002
Received on Wednesday, 18 September, 2013

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