“Introduction to Islamic Codicology – Short Course”, par F. DEROCHE, 23-27 sept. 2013, Cambridge (UK)

2013 Introduction to Islamic Codicology Short Course

23-27 September 2013,
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

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 Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, and Pembroke College, announces the seventh annual Intensive Introduction to Islamic Codicology course, which will be held from 23-27 September 2013 at the University of Cambridge.

This intensive five-day course will introduce the study of Islamic manuscript codices as physical objects, or the archaeology of the Islamic book. 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, and the paleography of book hands. Participants may choose to register for hands-on sessions during which they will examine Islamic manuscripts from Cambridge University Library and complete a series of practical exercises on manuscript description.

The course will be led by Professor François Déroche, director of studies at the École pratique des hautes études in Paris and author of the book Islamic Codicology: An Introduction to the Study of Manuscripts in Arabic Script. During the hands-on component, Professor Déroche will be assisted by Dr Nuria Martínez de Castilla Muñoz, Associate Professor at Complutense University in Madrid.

Please note that the course does not require any knowledge of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or other languages spoken in the Muslim World, and is suitable for art historians, bookbinders, codicologists, conservators, curators, and anyone else working with Islamic manuscripts.

The full course, including lectures and hands-on sessions, is limited to twelve persons for conservation and security reasons. There is no attendance limit for the lectures. All instruction will be in English.

The course’s advanced registration list is full. Please contact the Association’s office administrators at admin@islamicmanuscript.org with any queries or to add your name to the waiting list.

Course programme

Monday, 23 September 2013

9.00 – 9.30 REGISTRATION (In the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)
9.30 – 12.30 WELCOME BY MR DAVIDSON MACLAREN
MORNING LECTURES BY PROF. FRANÇOIS DÉROCHE
“A General Introduction to Codicology Parchment and Paper”
12.30 – 13.00 LIBRARY CHECK-IN (In the Exhibition Hall, Cambridge University Library)
13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 17.30 WELCOME BY MRS YASMIN FAGHIHI
HANDS-ON SESSION WITH PROF. FRANÇOIS DÉROCHE
“Observing Parchment and Paper in Manuscripts”

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

9.00 – 12.30 MORNING LECTURE BY PROF. FRANÇOIS DÉROCHE
“The Quire and the Codex”
12.30 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 17.00 HANDS-ON SESSION WITH PROF. FRANÇOIS DÉROCHE
Identifying the Quires of a Manuscript
17.00 – 17.30 TOUR OF CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

9.00 – 12.30 MORNING LECTURE BY PROF. FRANÇOIS DÉROCHE
“The Page and Page Settings”
12.30 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 17.30 HANDS-ON SESSION WITH PROF. FRANÇOIS DÉROCHE
“Preparing a Manuscript Description”

Thursday, 26 September 2013

9.00 – 12.30 MORNING LECTURE BY PROF. FRANÇOIS DÉROCHE
“Work and Tools”
12.30 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 17.30 HANDS-ON SESSION WITH PROF. FRANÇOIS DÉROCHE
“Scripts and Styles”
“Decorations in Manuscripts”

Friday, 27 September 2013

9.00 – 12.30 MORNING LECTURE BY PROF. FRANÇOIS DÉROCHE
“The History of the Manuscript”
“From Codicology to the History of the Book”
12.30 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 17.30 HANDS-ON SESSION WITH PROF. FRANÇOIS DÉROCHE
“Examining the Binding”
16.30 – 17.00 DISTRIBUTION OF CERTIFICATES BY
MR DAVIDSON MACLAREN AND PROF. FRANÇOIS DÉROCHE

 

Course fees

Course fees cover the cost of tuition. Please see the separate course programme for the details of each day’s lectures.

Please note that the full course (lectures and hands-on sessions) option is limited to twelve persons for conservation and security reasons. These places will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration

Registration is now open. To join the waiting list for the course, please contact the Association’s office administrators at admin@islamicmanuscript.org.

infos:

http://www.islamicmanuscript.org/Training/2013CodicologyShortCourseUK.html


Alice KADRI

Agrégée d'Espagnol et docteur en Histoire médiévale (Université de Nantes), elle travaille sur les mudéjars/morisques et la littérature aljamiada (Espagne, XV-XVIe s.).

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