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\”Taking the Past into the Future\”: Hybrid Symposium, 11–12 May 2023

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      Jake Benson

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

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

      University of Edinburgh

      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).
      You can also find more information about the event here and the program is uploaded as a pdf here
      Please note that the conference shall only be live-streamed and not recorded.

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