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Course on Islamic manuscripts

From: Charlie Walker-Arnott <charlie<-at->
Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Islamic Manuscript Association Short Course
"Intensive Introduction to Islamic Codicology"
University of Cambridge
3-7 September 2012


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 of
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, and
Pembroke College, will be running the sixth annual Intensive
Introduction to Islamic Codicology course, from 3-7 September 2012
at the University of Cambridge.

This intensive five-day course will introduce the study of Islamic
manuscript codices as physical objects. 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, modern scientific analytical
techniques, and the paleography of book hands.

The lectures-only option comprises morning lectures from 9am-12:30pm
at the University of Cambridge's Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern
Studies. These will be delivered 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.

For further information regarding the content of the morning
lectures please see


Evening lectures will take place at from 7:30-9:30pm in the Nihon
Room, Pembroke College, Cambridge, and will be delivered by a number
of scholars and professionals working with manuscripts, including

    Anita Chowdry
    Independent artist and educator in the history of Islamic
    manuscript painting and related technologies

    Faustina Doufikar-Aerts
    Assistant Professor at Gutenberg University, Mainz

    Kristine Rose
    Assistant Keeper and Conservator
    Department of
    Manuscripts and Printed Books, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

and others TBD.

The prices for attending the lecture course are UKP195 for members
of the Islamic Manuscript Association and UKP215 for non-members.
Options for attending ad hoc lectures are also available: one full
day's attendance at the lectures is priced at UKP40 for members and
UKP50 for non-members.

Attendance at a single morning or evening lecture costs UKP20 for
members and UKP25 for non-members. Registration for ad hoc sessions
cannot be made on the website; please contact the Association
directly at admin<-at->islamicmanuscript<.>org to register for sessions.
Registration for the five-day lectures-only course can be made at


Payment can be made in advance by credit/debit card, cheque payable
to The Islamic Manuscript Association Ltd, or PayPal/bank transfer
(contact the Association for details), or may be made by cash or
cheque upon arrival.

You will notice an option to register for the Full Course on the
above-mentioned page; we ask applicants not to use this option. It
is possible, however, that a limited number of places on this year's
Full Course may become available, price: UKP525 for members and
UKP575 for non-members. If you might be interested in attending the
Full Course option, which includes daily 3 1/2 hour handling
sessions in the Cambridge University Library led by Prof. Deroche,
kindly let us know without delay at admin<-at->islamicmanuscript<.>org, so
we can inform you if a space becomes available for you.

In addition, a limited amount of accommodation is available to book
through the Association at Selwyn College, Cambridge. Please use the
online registration form to book this accommodation if required.

Please note that the funding possibility offered on the registration
form is only available to Full Course applicants.  If you have any
other queries please do contact the Association.

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