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(updated) Fundraising for the Preservation of Islamic Manuscripts

(updated) Fundraising for the Preservation of Islamic Manuscripts | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it
(updated) Fundraising for the Preservation of Islamic Manuscripts
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Here is the updated version of my paper, listing funders and fundraising strategies for the preservation of Islamic manuscripts. Please, distribute widely and send comments. I will update accordingly. Thank you. Maria 

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Al-ʿUsur al-Wusta: The Journal of Middle East Medievalists | Middle East Medievalists

Al-ʿUsur al-Wusta: The Journal of Middle East Medievalists | Middle East Medievalists | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it

Abu Zayd in the library...

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Good article about reading practices and libraries in the pre-Ottoman Middle East

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Islamic Manuscript Collections in Conflict Zones: Safeguarding Written Heritage

Islamic Manuscript Collections in Conflict Zones: Safeguarding Written Heritage | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it

If you are in London, October 5-7, 2015!!!

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There might be some spots still left...sign up as soon as possible as a limited number of particiapnts can be accomodated...500 British pounds.

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Database of Drawings of Islamic Monuments | posted by Archnet

Database of Drawings of Islamic Monuments | posted by Archnet | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it
This collection contains two series of CAD drawings documenting approximately 200 monuments of Islamic architecture. Showcased here in JPG format,...
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You can see the floor plans and oblique views of several important buildings here http://archnet.org/collections/838/details ;

and then proceed to research your choice in more detail.

 

If you are teaching, there are several syllabi you might want to peruse.

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Discovering Islamic Art – great book for kids and young adults

Discovering Islamic Art –  great book for kids and young adults | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it
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This is a great book for kids and young adults learning about Islamic arts. The worksheets are very well designed...

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Incense burners and rosewater sprinklers on dispaly at David Collection

Incense burners and rosewater sprinklers on dispaly at David Collection | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it

March 20 to September 6, 2015

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Special exhibit at the David collection in Copenhagen. Some unique pieces and book miniatures showing how the incense burners and the sprinlers were used to welcome guests.

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Research grants available up to 5000 GBP...deadline is Feb. 1, 2015

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The Islamic Manuscript Association is delighted to announce that it is accepting applications to its Annual Grant Scheme, which is designed to further any activities that support the needs of manuscript collections, particularly in the area of collection care and management and in advancing scholarship related to Islamic manuscripts. Work that we support includes but is not limited to:

»    Art historical research;

»    Activities related to preservation, conservation and digitisation;

»    Conservation and art supplies;

»    Facilitating access to digital and microfilm images of manuscripts;

»    The cataloguing of collections;

»    Publishing subventions and editing costs;

»    Financial support for image reprographic and copyright expenses;

»    Research materials;

»    Participation in conferences and courses.

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Call for authors - Entries on Book illustrators | H-Net

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Great opportunity to write encyclopedic entries on important Islamic book and manuscript illustrators from 15th to 19th century. Names are listed on the page linked here  https://networks.h-net.org/node/7636/discussions/50851/call-authors-entries-book-illustrators

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Qatar Digital Library

Qatar Digital Library | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it

thing مكتبة قطر الرقمية، مواد أرشيفية عن تاريخ الخليج العربي والمخطوطات العربية : سجلات مكتب الهند، مخطوطات عربية في العلوم والطب، خرائط، صور فوتوغرافية، وتسجيلات لموسيقى عربية.

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Something a little different...Qatar partnered with the British Library to create this digital library...

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More from the British Library's Endangered Archives Programme

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Islamic manuscripts from West Sumatra in Indonesia.

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Project Overview: "These manuscripts contain various texts such as Al-Qur'an, Al-Qur'an Translation (Tafsir), Tasawuf, Fiqh, Agiography (The Stories of the Saints), Arabic Grammar, Minangkabau Laws, Kaba, Hikayat, Nazam, Azimat, Letters and Medicine which hold important information for Minangkabau culture and Islamic history. They will contribute greatly to the study of Islam, Tasawuf, Traditional Laws, Language, Literature, Culture, and Medicine in Indonesia."

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18th-20th cent Arabic manuscripts from northern Nigerian Endangered Archives

18th-20th cent Arabic manuscripts from northern Nigerian Endangered Archives | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it

Recently digitized and available from the British Library website...

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The Arabic  language materials include local chronicles, private correspondence, legal documents, and religious literature, most of which is uncatalogued and ranges in date from the late 18th century to 1903. Document important aspects of the Sokoto Caliphate...

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Islam’s Enigmatic Origins

Islam’s Enigmatic Origins | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it

Short but authoritative interview posted in NOT EVEN PAST by colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin. 

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"Fred M. Donner from the University of Chicago, has spent much of his career studying the earliest history of Islam. He offers his hypothesis on what the early Islamic community may have looked like, and describes an exciting new find that may shed new light on an old puzzle."

Podcast of interview is also available...

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Library Preservation and Conservation Tutorial: Iraq and the Middle East

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I am posting the link to this valuable resource provided by Cornell University Libraries so that we do not forget about it in our busy lives...if you know of libraries and archives anywhere that may find this useful, please pass it on...

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Islamic Art at the Art Institute: A Century of Exhibitions and Acquisitions | The Art Institute of Chicago

Islamic Art at the Art Institute: A Century of Exhibitions and Acquisitions | The Art Institute of Chicago | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it
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This show will be up through September 26, 2016. So if you are in Chicago between now and then...
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Safeguarding poetry by Usman dan Fodio and his contemporaries

Safeguarding poetry by Usman dan Fodio and his contemporaries | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it
To celebrate West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song, the current exhibition that is on at the British Library, we are excited to have guest posts by some of the grant-holders that have carried out EAP projects in the region and we look forward to posting them in the next few months....
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The poetry of Usman dan Fodio in mss form...look closely at how the pages were sewn together.

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Introduction to Islamic Geometric Design Workshop: August 15, 2015

Introduction to Islamic Geometric Design  Workshop: August  15, 2015 | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it
Learn how craftsmen in the Islamic world have, for centuries, been creating beautiful and complex geometric compositions.
Author and educator Eric Broug will show you the techniques, and the design rules that have been used for many centuries. Using dozens of photos and illustrations from Islamic art and architecture, he will enable you to develop a profound understanding of how patterns were made.
 
No prior skill or experience is needed. Just bring your curiosity and creative spirit.
 

Schedule:
1. Presentation: A Visual Introduction to Islamic Geometric Design (many examples  
2. Drawing Session: a Fourfold Pattern
Lunch
3. Drawing Session: a Sixfold Pattern
4. Drawing Session: a Fivefold Pattern 
5. Presentation: Contemporary Islamic Geometric Design

The venue is the studio of famous artist Ben Johnson, well known for his enormous paintings of the Alhambra and the Dome of the Rock. 

Ben working on his painting Mirador de Lindaraja
 
FAQs
 What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The venue is at the south end of Dalling Road (i.e. the King Street end) in a one way section of the street where the traffic runs from north to south. If coming by tube it is extremely close to Ravenscourt Park tube station, which is on the District Line.
Take first exit on L from the tube station. Turn L. on exiting into Ravenscourt Place, which leads you into an alleyway with builder’s merchant, Hitchcocks on your lefthand side. This alley brings you into Dalling Road. Turn R, cross the road and walk a short distance (towards King Street). The studio is on your left hand side. The studio is painted grey and entry is through two large grey wooden gates. There are two doorbells on the left hand side of the gates. Ring the top bell marked 8.
If coming by car there are parking meters in Dalling Road and the surrounding streets. Pay parking is Monday to Saturday 08.30 to 18.30, £1.40 per ½ hour, 2 hours parking maximum.Google Hammersmith & Fulham Parking for further information.
Is there an age limit to take part in the workshop?
Age 10 and up. In my experience, skill and ability in Islamic geometric design has little to do with age.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email me at eric.broug@gmail.com

 Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes
 The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Sure, that's fine.
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Coming up...in West London near Ravenscourt Park, 09:30 to 16:30 

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An Introduction to Islamic Geometric Design - in London, Sat August 15, 2015

An Introduction to Islamic Geometric Design - in London,  Sat August 15, 2015 | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it
Learn how craftsmen in the Islamic world have, for centuries, been creating beautiful and complex geometric compositions.
Author and educator Eric Broug will show you the techniques, and the design rules that have been used for many centuries. Using dozens of photos and illustrations from Islamic art and architecture, he will enable you to develop a profound understanding of how patterns were made.
 
No prior skill or experience is needed. Just bring your curiosity and creative spirit.
 

Schedule:
1. Presentation: A Visual Introduction to Islamic Geometric Design (many examples  
2. Drawing Session: a Fourfold Pattern
Lunch
3. Drawing Session: a Sixfold Pattern
4. Drawing Session: a Fivefold Pattern 
5. Presentation: Contemporary Islamic Geometric Design

The venue is the studio of famous artist Ben Johnson, well known for his enormous paintings of the Alhambra and the Dome of the Rock. 

Ben working on his painting Mirador de Lindaraja
 
FAQs
 What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The venue is at the south end of Dalling Road (i.e. the King Street end) in a one way section of the street where the traffic runs from north to south. If coming by tube it is extremely close to Ravenscourt Park tube station, which is on the District Line.
Take first exit on L from the tube station. Turn L. on exiting into Ravenscourt Place, which leads you into an alleyway with builder’s merchant, Hitchcocks on your lefthand side. This alley brings you into Dalling Road. Turn R, cross the road and walk a short distance (towards King Street). The studio is on your left hand side. The studio is painted grey and entry is through two large grey wooden gates. There are two doorbells on the left hand side of the gates. Ring the top bell marked 8.
If coming by car there are parking meters in Dalling Road and the surrounding streets. Pay parking is Monday to Saturday 08.30 to 18.30, £1.40 per ½ hour, 2 hours parking maximum.Google Hammersmith & Fulham Parking for further information.
Is there an age limit to take part in the workshop?
Age 10 and up. In my experience, skill and ability in Islamic geometric design has little to do with age.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email me at eric.broug@gmail.com

 Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes
 The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Sure, that's fine.
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Zarina Hashmi on Arabic calligraphy

Zarina Hashmi on Arabic calligraphy | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it
'Once you are separated from language, it’s a great loss.'
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a beautiful and touching meditation by Zarina Hashmi about learning the Arabic alphabet and her work in calligraphy...

this is part of the Artist Project at the MET

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Seals Database at the Chester Beatty Library

Seals Database  at the Chester Beatty Library | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it

The Chester Beatty Library Seals Project is an online, interactive database of seal impressions found in Islamic manuscripts.

 

Seal impressions provide valuable information on the history of a manuscript and this database is intended as a convenient means by which to find or share that information. We hope the database will serve as a useful resource for anyone working on Islamic manuscripts.

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Add yours today. This will be a tremendous bibliographic tool.

For directions on how to add your seals to the database, contact  islamicseals@cbl.ie.

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A Practical Introduction to Muqarnas - a video

A Practical Introduction to Muqarnas -  a video | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it
Learn how to make a basic muqarnas composition, without using computer modelling. The tutorial contains many examples from across the Islamic world. The muqa...
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Our colleagues at H-Islamart have just posted this beautiful video by Eric Broug about the design of 3-D compositions. See how muqarnas are designed and executed. Brough shows examples from Islamic architecture throughout the world. 

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Database of Southeast Asian Islamic Manuscripts

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Our colleagues at AMIR provided the link to the Southeast Asian Islamic Manuscript database. 

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The Ernst Herzfeld Papers

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Enjoy!!! Rich trove of material...

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Our colleagues on the ARLIS discussion list have just posted the following news about the MET. "The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Islamic Art and Thomas J. Watson Library are excited to announce the release of a new online resource. Researchers can now view select documents from the department’s collection of Papers from the Archive of Ernst Herzfeld, a leading scholar of Near Eastern Studies in the early twentieth century, online."

"These materials are made available through the Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries’ Digital Collections page. The first series of documents from the Islamic Department’s holdings to be released consists of architectural drawings and plans made of monuments in Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey."


For more information, drawings and photographs looks here, http://www.metmuseum.org/research/libraries-and-study-centers/in-circulation/2014/ernst-herzfeld-papers

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The Arabic Papyrology Database

The Arabic Papyrology Database is a tool enabling you to access the editions of Arabic documents written on different material such as papyrus, parchment or paper. Those productive editions are an often unraised treasure for almost every aspect of Islamic history up to the 16th c. A.D.

The entire texts of all documents in stock (currently 1663 out of about 2,500) are searchable on different layers and with variant readings within the tool 'Documents'. The tool 'Search' allows to investigate linguistic peculiarities. Each document is also provided with its metadata, amongst others place and date of origin or its genre as for instance a contract of lease or a petition.

The Arabic Papyrology Database is the first electronic compilation of Arabic papyri. It is a non-commercial project running under the patronage of the International Society for Arabic Papyrology (ISAP) and a partner of the Trismegistos metadata project of Greek, Demotic, Coptic, Arabic, etc. documents. Access is free via the Internet.

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Our colleagues at Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources posted the link to this important database. Check out the links provided http://orientw.uzh.ch:8080/apd/links.jsp

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From Combat to Carpet—The Strange Story of Afghan War Rugs

From Combat to Carpet—The Strange Story of Afghan War Rugs | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it
Afghanistan’s women weavers have transformed traditional textiles into amazing and complex icons of war, change, and modernity
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Younger scholars not familiar with this type of carpet will like this article...

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"Written Culture in the Granada of Al-Andalus" by José Miguel Puerta Vílchez - YouTube

Al-Andalus and the thousand-year Kingdom of Granada (1013-2013) is the subject of debate and reflection at the seminar and series of conferences which Casa Á...
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Notice of these recordings of conference presentations was posted by our colleagues at H-Islamart. The conference was held at Casa Arabe in Cordoba., http://en.casaarabe.es/ Several videos of proceedings are now online.

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The Art of the Umayyad Period (661–750) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Art of the Umayyad Period (661–750) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | islamic manuscripts | Scoop.it

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a series of short articles and maps about Islamic art, suitable for undergraduate students beginning to explore Islamic culture. This section about Islamic culture in Spain serves as a good entry point to an exciting and complex period of Spanish history. Just the maps alone are instructive.

 

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Attractive maps and well written texts...

 

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