Publications

Chapters in edited volumes

“Agent and Architect: Abraham Shalom Yahuda’s Role in Developing the Islamic Manuscripts Collection at the University of Michigan” (Forthcoming)

“‘Sensible Metaphors’: Pictograms in the Transmission of ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Shaʽrānī’s (d.973/1565) al-Mīzān al-kubrá,” In Visualizing Sufism: Studies on Graphic Representations in Sufi Literature (13th to 16th century), edited by Giovanni Maria Martini (Leiden: Brill, 2023): 260-294

“Recalling Alikurna: ليكوريا Countermarked Paper among Scribes in the Late 19th Century Ottoman Levant.” In Le commerce des papiers à marques à caractères non-latin =  The Trade in Papers Bearing Marks in Non-Latin Characters, edited by Anne Regourd (Leiden: Brill, 2018): 38-80

“Collaboration in Cataloging: Sourcing Knowledge From Near and Far for a Challenging Collection.” In Description: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections, edited by Kate Theimer (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014): 99-114.

“Historical Repair, Recycling and Recovering Phenomena in the Islamic Bindings of the University of Michigan Library: Exploring the Codicological Evidence.” In Suave Mechanicals: Essays on the History of Bookbinding Volume 1, edited by Julia Miller (Ann Arbor, MI: The Legacy Press, 2013): 1-41.

Articles

(with contribution from Heather Hughes, Guy Burak, Ryder Kouba, Sean E. Swanick) “Middle East Librarians in Digital Scholarship: Report from the MELA 2018 Roundtable” MELA Notes 91 (2018): 24-42

“Will that surrogate do? Reflections on material manuscript literacy in the digital environment from Islamic manuscripts at Michigan” Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies 1 (Spring 2016): 52-70 available online

(and Cathleen A. Baker) “A Conservative Tradition? Arab Papers of the 12th-17th Centuries from the Islamic Manuscripts Collection at the University of Michigan.” Journal of Islamic Manuscripts 4, 1 (2013): 1-48

“The Yemeni Manuscripts of the Yahuda Collection at the University of Michigan: Provenance and Acquisition.” Chroniques du manuscrit au Yémen no 13 (janvier 2012), available online

(and Jonathan Rodgers). “Collaboration in Cataloguing: Islamic Manuscripts at Michigan.” MELA Notes 82 (2009): 17–29.

“Training Challenges: A Practical Report of an Arabic OCR Experience.” MELA Notes 81 (2008): 1–13.

Book reviews

Review of Lapis and Gold: Exploring Chester Beatty’s Ruzbihan Qur’an, by Elaine Wright. Journal of the American Oriental Society 141.1 (2021): 250-251

Review of Catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, by Benedek Péri with Mojdeh Mohammadi and Miklós Sárközy. Iranian Studies 52, 3-4 (2019): 621-624

Review of The Arts and Crafts of Literacy: Islamic Manuscript Cultures in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Mauro Nobili and Andrea Brigaglia. Manuscript Studies 4, 2 (2019): 417-421

Review of The Technique of Islamic Bookbinding: Methods, Materials, and Regional Varieties, by Karin Scheper. Journal of the American Oriental Society 138.1 (2018): 223-226

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