Author Archives: ibadistudies

Article in the Journal of African History | نشر مقال في مجلّة التاريخ الإفريقي

Just a quick announcement that my article entitled “The Colonial Pasts of Medieval Texts in Northern Africa: Useful Knowledge, Publication History, and Political Violence in Colonial and Post-Independence Algeria” was just published in the Journal of African History.  The article … Continue reading

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Ibadi Manuscripts in Naples| المخطوطات الإباضية في نابولي

I am delighted to announce that I have now posted an inventory and catalog of the Ibadi manuscripts held at the Special Collections Library of the Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale in Naples, Italy. The catalog includes appendices of … Continue reading

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Announcing a new manuscript conservation effort in Djerba, Tunisia: the El Bessi Library Project | إعلان بمشروع جديد للحفظ على المخطوطات في جزيرة جربة: مشروع مكتبة جامع الباسي

It is my pleasure to announce that the Endangered Archives Programme (supported by the British Library and Arcadia) has awarded a pilot project grant for the preservation and digitization of the El Basi Mosque manuscript library in Djerba, Tunisia. In … Continue reading

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An Ibadi Bookstore in Tunis | مكتبة إباضية في تونس

While visiting Tunis this month I stopped by to see my friend Mohamed Bennani, owner of what is for me one of the most eclectic and fascinating book and ephemera collections in Tunisia (the “Beit el Bennani” library). I told … Continue reading

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An Ibadi Manuscript at Columbia University (Part 3/3)| مخطوط إباضي في جامعة كولومبيا (٣/٣)

   The Private Manuscript Library of Adolphe Motylinski   The previous two posts discussed the provenance of a manuscript copy of the Kitāb ṭabaqāt al-mashāyikh at Columbia University’s RBML in New York. The manuscript belonged to the collection of French … Continue reading

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An Ibāḍī Manuscript at Columbia University (Part 2!) | مخطوط إباضي في جامعة كولومبيا (المتابعة)

This is the entry from the Columbia University Library acquisition catalog for the manuscripts acquired for the library from [Paul] Geuthner, which arrived at the library on 8/31/[19]08 and were purchased for 70.00USD Last month, I wrote a short entry … Continue reading

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مؤتمر دولي حول الدراسات الإباضية في توكيو | International Conference on Ibadi Studies in Tokyo (May 20-23)-

Just a quick announcement that the 8th(!) International Conference on Ibadi Studies will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 20-23 May 2017. For a program and more information, see the conference website here. ملاحظة سريعة لإعلان بالمؤتمر الدولي الثامن(!) حول … Continue reading

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