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HMML Offers Intro to Arabic Manuscript Studies Course

January 6, 2020
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The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library will offer a short course (June 1-5, 2020), an Introduction to Arabic Manuscript Studies, held on the Saint John’s University campus in Collegeville, Minnesota.

The course will:
-Introduce participants to the study and handling of Arabic manuscripts
-Provide basic introduction to paleography, codicology and philological practices
-Engage with printed and digital scholarly tools for the study of Arabic manuscripts (catalogues/ handlists/ inventories, dedicated handbooks, online resources)
-Introduce participants to a range of Arabic manuscripts from West Africa and the Middle East, both Islamic and Christian

The course requires knowledge of Arabic language and is open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, faculty, and independent scholars with a research interest in Arabic manuscripts. The instructors are Lucia Raggetti (University of Bologna), Ali Diakite (HMML Associate Cataloger for West African Manuscripts), and David Calabro (HMML Curator of Eastern Christian and Islamic Manuscripts).

Course info and instructor bios: View PDF
To register:
Registration deadline: April 1 (15 students max; course fills on first-come, first-served basis)

For more info or questions, contact: Tim Ternes, HMML – [email protected]