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Short course on Islamic codicology

From: Charlie Walker-Arnott <charlie<-a>
Date: Friday, May 23, 2014
Short Course

"Introduction to Islamic Codicology"
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
15-19 September 2014

The Islamic Manuscript Association, together with the Thesaurus
Islamicus Foundation, Cambridge University Library, the Prince
Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies and the Faculty Asian
and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, and
Pembroke College, announces the eighth annual Intensive Introduction
to Islamic Codicology course, which will be held from 15-19
September 2014 at the University of Cambridge.

This intensive five-day course will introduce the study of Islamic
manuscript codices as physical objects, or the archaeology of the
Islamic book.  Daily illustrated lectures will provide an overview
of writing supports, the structure of quires, ruling and page
layout, bookbinding, ornamentation, tools and materials used in book
making, and the paleography of book hands.  Participants may choose
to register for hands-on sessions during which they will examine
Islamic manuscripts from Cambridge University Library and complete a
series of practical exercises on manuscript description.

The course will be led by Professor Francois Deroche, director of
studies at the Ecole pratique des hautes etudes in Paris and author
of the book Islamic Codicology: An Introduction to the Study of
Manuscripts in Arabic Script.  During the hands-on component,
Professor Deroche will be assisted by Dr. Nuria Martinez de Castilla
Munoz, Associate Professor at Complutense University in Madrid.

Please note that the course does not require any knowledge of
Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or other languages spoken in the Muslim
World, and is suitable for art historians, bookbinders,
codicologists, conservators, curators, and anyone else working with
Islamic manuscripts.

The full course, including lectures and hands-on sessions, is
limited to twelve persons for conservation and security reasons.
There is no attendance limit for the lectures.  All instruction will
be in English.

See the relevant section on the Association's website for more


To register your interest, please contact the Association's office
administrators at admin<-a t->islamicmanuscript< . >org

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

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