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Call for papers--Islamic Manuscript Conference

From: Charlie Walker-Arnott <charlie<-at->
Date: Monday, September 24, 2012
Call for Papers

"Manuscripts of the Mamluk Sultanate and its Contemporaries"

The Ninth Islamic Manuscript Conference
Magdalene College
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
2-4 September 2013

The Islamic Manuscript Association is pleased to announce that the
Ninth Islamic Manuscript Conference will be held at Magdalene
College, University of Cambridge, 2-4 September 2013. The Conference
will be hosted in cooperation with the Thesaurus Islamicus
Foundation and the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic
Studies, University of Cambridge.

The Association invites the submission of abstracts on topics
related to the study of Islamic manuscripts, particularly
codicology, and the care and management of Islamic manuscript
collections. Preference will be shown to submissions pertaining to
the Conference's theme: "Manuscripts of the Mamluk Sultanate and its
Contemporaries".

The Conference seeks to explore the full range of manuscript
production that occurred from the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries
CE: from books produced under royal patronage, such as the Mamluk
and Ilkhanid Qur'an manuscripts that are almost unmatched for
splendour, opulence, and size in the history of the Islamic arts of
the book, to simpler, less lavish manuscripts that are no less
essential to increasing our understanding of Islamic codicology and
palaeography.

The Conference will be organised around the Association's four key
working areas: cataloguing, conservation, digitisation, and research
and publishing; and papers falling into these broad categories will
be included in the relevant panel. The Association will also
consider submissions on topics that do not fall directly under the
purviews of these areas but are yet concerned with scholarship on
Islamic manuscripts or the care and management of Islamic manuscript
collections.

This invitation is open to members and non-members of the
Association. The languages of the Conference will be Arabic and
English, and submissions will be accepted in both languages. The
deadline for submissions is 0900 GMT on Monday, 22 October 2012.
Late submissions will not be considered. The duration of each
conference paper is 30 minutes inclusive of 10 minutes of questions
and answers. Please note that preference will be given to speakers
who have not presented papers at the Association's previous
conferences. All authors' research and analysis should be
sufficiently advanced that they can include concrete findings in
their abstracts.

The Association will pay for round-trip economy class travel to
Cambridge, accommodation in Magdalene College, and College-based
meals for authors whose papers are accepted. Please send an abstract
of 250 words, a 250 word biographical statement, and a cover sheet,
available at

    <URL:http://www.islamicmanuscript.org/conferences/2013Conference/CallForPapers.html>

to the Association's executive committee at

    The Islamic Manuscript Association Ltd
    c/o 33 Trumpington Street
    Cambridge CB2 1QY
    United Kingdom
    Fax: +44 1223 302 218
    admin<-at->islamicmanuscript<.>org

The Association's selection committee will inform applicants of its
decision by mid-November. 2012.

Charlie Walker-Arnott
Bilingual Events and Membership Coordinator
The Islamic Manuscript Association
c/o The Lotus Gallery
33 Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1QY
UK
+44 1223 303177
Fax: +44 1223 302218
Mobile: +44 7711 391 940


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