Appel à participation: “Persian Manuscript Studies: An Introduction”, 22-26 sept. 2014, Berlin.

Persian Manuscript Studies: An Introduction

22-26 September 2014


Venue: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Haus 2, Potsdamer Straße 33
Keynote Lecture: 22 September 2014 (Dr. Francis Richard)

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and the Research Unit „Intellectual History of the Islamicate World“ of Freie Universität Berlin solicit applications for another workshop in the series “Scriptorium: Workshops on the study of Oriental manuscripts”:

The participants will be introduced to the study of different codicological and paleographical aspects of Persian manuscripts, including their periodisation, writing supports, bindings, mise-en-texte, mise-en-page, inks, illuminations, miniature-painting, calligraphy, dating systems, scripts, etc. The theoretical part will be supplemented by hands-on sessions, in which the participants will have the opportunity to observe the discussed features themselves in Persian manuscripts kept at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

The workshop will be conducted by:
Dr. Francis Richard (Bibliothèque Universitaire des Langues et Civilisations, Paris)
Dr. Simon Rettig (The Freer Sackler Galleries, Washington DC)

The workshop is intended for advanced MA and doctoral students, and other junior researchers in the fields of Iranian Studies, Islamic Studies, classic and medieval philology or comparative manuscript studies. Dependent on prior arrangement with the home institution, students of Freie Universität Berlin who are currently enrolled in Iranistik or Islamwissenschaft and PhD candidates at the BGSMCS are entitled to receive credit points for their participation.

The participation fee is 100 Euro.
The enrollment in the workshop will only be active after payment. Bank details will be communicated to successful applicants by the end of February 2014. In case of cancellation the fee cannot be reimbursed. The workshop will be held in English and the number of participants will be limited to 20.

Applications, including a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of your current research project, should be sent to or by regular mail to Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Orientabteilung, Potsdamer Str. 33, 10785 Berlin, until 31 January 2014.



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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