Event date: Thursday 11 May to Friday 12 May
Time:  10:00

Taking the Past into the Future: Studying, Preserving, and Understanding Islamicate Manuscripts

Thursday 11 May, 10am-5pm and Friday 12 May 10am-4.30pm

This two-day symposium hosted between the Centre for Research Collections (CRC) and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) will feature presentations and discussions on topics including:

  • Curating and Preserving Islamic Manuscripts Today
  • Colonial Contexts: Questions of Provenance and Related Material Evidence
  • Buying, Selling and Dismembering Islamicate Manuscripts
  • The Texts and Subtexts of Early Islamicate Manuscripts
  • Creating and Reading Manuscripts as Devotional Materials

With contributions from specialist guests both local and international.


Please join us online. You will find the full programme, including Zoom registration links here (opens as PDF).


À retrouver sur le site de l’Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh