Symposium : Codicology and palaeography of early Qur’an manuscripts (Cambridge, 14 mai 2015)
Symposium : The codicology and palaeography of early Qur’an manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, 14 May 2015
The Islamic Manuscript Association is pleased to announce a symposium on the codicology and palaeography of early Qur’an manuscripts at Cambridge University Library on 14 May 2015. With nine presentations ranging from the latest palaeographic methods to new techniques of parchment analysis, and contributors from across Europe, it will present the latest research on the palaeography and codicology of Qur’an manuscripts dating from the seventh to early eleventh centuries CE.
Speakers include: François Déroche, Chair of History of the Qur’an, Collège de France; Yasmin Faghihi, Head of the Near and Middle Eastern Department, Cambridge University Library; Alasdair Watson, Bahari Curator of Persian Collections, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford; Caroline Checkley-Scott, Collection Care Manager, University of Manchester Library; and Cheryl Porter, Conservator in Private Practice and Director of the Montefiascone Library Conservation Project. A programme is available online and abstracts will be published shortly.