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17-19 June: the 10th Conference on Ibadi Studies in Toronto, Canada | ١٧-١٩ جوان: المؤتمر العاشر للدراسات الإباضية في تورونتو، كندا

Just a quick note that the 10th Conference on Ibadi Studies will be taking place at the University of Toronto in Canada next week from 17-19 June 2019. The program is available online here: 10th Conference on Ibadi Studies Program … Continue reading

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The Mzabi Confectioner of Istanbul: a story from the archives of the 19th century | الحلاوي المزابي في إسطانبول: قصة من أرشيفات القرن التاسع عشر

On 12 September 1878, Hadj Ahmed Ben Othman El Mzabi died in the Valide Sultan hospital in the Sultan Mahmud quarter of Istanbul. He had been working in the Ottoman capital as a confiseur, or ‘confectioner,’ making sugary sweets. At … Continue reading

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Jerba in European Archives: The Ben Ibrahim Family & the Consulates of France and Britain in the 19th century | جربة في الأرشيفات الأوروبية: عائلة “بن إبراهيم” وقنصليات فرنسا وبريطانية في القرن التاسع عشر

This week, I am in France at the Centre des Archives diplomatiques de Nantes looking for documents connecting Ibadis in Jerba and Cairo. I did a similar visit in January to the British National Archives (Kew) in London, where I … Continue reading

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Recent Article on the Buffalo Agency & an Apology to Augustin Jomier | مقال جديد حول وكالة الجاموس واعتذار للأستاذ أغوطان جومي

An article of mine recently appeared at the end of last year (2018)  in the Journal of Islamic Manuscripts (Brill) entitled “Ibadis on (and in) the Margins: Manuscript Notes from the Buffalo Agency in Early-Modern Cairo.” In it, I lay … Continue reading

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The owners and life cycle of Ibadi Manuscripts: AK157 from the Buffalo Agency | أصحاب المخطوطات الإباضية ومراحل حياتها: “أك١٥٧” من وكالة الجاموس نموذجا

As part of a project on the history of the Ibadi community in Cairo in the Ottoman period, I have been looking through digital facsimiles of manuscripts from the private library of Shaykh Aḥmad al-Khalīlī, the Grand Muftī of the … Continue reading

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Program for the Workshop on Ibadi Manuscripts and Manuscript Cultures 2019 | البرنامج للورشة الدولية حول المخطوطات الإباضية وثقافة المخطوطات عند الإباضية ٢٠١٩

We are delighted to welcome ten participants to Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane this Friday and Saturday (5-6 April 2019) for what we hope is the first of many paper workshops on “Ibadi Manuscripts and Manuscript Cultures.” This event brings … Continue reading

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Ibadi connections: Tripoli, Cairo, Baghdad, & Muscat during World War II | الروابط الإباضية: طرابلس والقاهرة وبغداد ومسقط في الحرب العالمية الثانية

As part of an ongoing project on the history of the Ibadi community in Cairo, I have been looking into the later life of the famous Ibadi activist, revolutionary, and diplomat Sulaymān al-Bārūnī. There has been some great stuff written … Continue reading

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