On 17-18 June, we will hold our 2nd workshop on Ibadi Manuscripts and Manuscript Cultures on the theme of "Ibadi Manuscripts in European Libraries" at the BULAC (@B_U_LA_C) library in Paris, France. The event will be open to the public. في ١٧-١٨ جوان (شهر ستة) نجتمع للورشة الثانية حول المخطوطات الإباضية وثقافتها في مكتبة "بولاق" … Continue reading 2nd Workshop on Ibadi Manuscripts & Manuscript Cultures (Paris) | الورشة الثانية حول المخطوطات الإباضية وثقافتها (باريس)
This Wednesday 16 February at 18:00 (CET), I will co-present on a new manuscripts documentation initiative we have just started in the Jebel Nafusa, Libya. Entitled "Libraries of Nafusa", this pilot project is administered by the Ibadica Centre d'etudes et de recherches sur l'ibadisme in partnership with the Fassato Foundation in Libya. Financial support for the … Continue reading Presentation on a new manuscripts documentation initiative in the Jebel Nafusa, Libya | تقديم افتراضي حول مشروع جديد لتوثيق المخطوطات والتراث المادي المكتوب في جبل نفوسة بليبيا
I have a new post as library director this semester, which has kept me from writing but before the New Year I wanted to share the publication of a new article of mine entitled "Omani Books and Their Maghribi Readers: Textual Exchanges in Ottoman Cairo" , which appeared this week in a special issue of … Continue reading New Article on Omani-Ibadi Books in Ottoman Cairo | ظهور مقال جديد حول المخطوطات العمانية-الإباضية في القاهرة العثمانية
Photo of the manuscripts belonging to the El Trouk Mosque Library, the first collection of books digitized by EAP1216 in 2019-20. It has been quite a while since I had the opportunity to write a new post but I wanted to take a brief lull in the summertime to offer an update on the Jerba … Continue reading Update! Jerba Libraries Project | أخبار! مشروع مكتبات جربة
You can listen to the episode of "Let's Talk Mediterranean" here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ1rUS5HNsE An article of mine on Ibadi manuscripts in Naples published in Manuscript Studies in 2018 received the distinction of article of the Month (April 2021) by the Mediterranean Seminar, which is a wonderful community of scholars working on the Mediterranean. I … Continue reading Article of the Month & Interview with the Mediterranean Seminar | مقال الشهر ومقابلة شفوية مع منسّقيَ “المؤتمر المتوسطي”ـ
I am very much looking forward to giving a short presentation on the Jerba Libraries Project as part of the #DigitalMaghreb online conference "Les études sur le Maghreb et le numérique," happening 22 March on Zoom. You can learn more about the conference and register here: https://digimagh.hypotheses.org/ في يوم الإثنين 22 مارس سألقي محاضرة سريعة … Continue reading Upcoming presentation on the Jerba Libraries Project | تقديم حول “مشروع مكتبات جربة”ـ
I am delighted to say that the Journal of Islamic Manuscripts has just published a special issue devoted to "Ibadi Manuscripts and Manuscript Cultures in North Africa"!
A screenshot of my most recent article, "Manuscripts are like vampires" (History Compass, 2020), available online here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hic3.12626 I have been super busy with a couple of grant applications for the past two months and forgot to post that an article I wrote about the culture of manuscript rumors on the island of Jerba, Tunisia … Continue reading “Manuscripts are like vampires” (article in History Compass, 2020)
Unable to travel lately, I have been searching for Ibadi lithographs listed in research libraries online. .. I did not anticipate [finding] the former owner of these volumes...
When an Arabic text had appeared in print, there was no reason to copy it by hand anymore, right? Not quite. The reality is way messier and far more interesting.