Upcoming presentation on the Jerba Libraries Project | تقديم حول “مشروع مكتبات جربة”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

“Manuscripts are like vampires” (article in History Compass, 2020)

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)

Book Review: “The Ibadi presence in Egypt” | مراجعة كتاب: الوجود الإباضي في مصر

The cover of al-Wujūd al-Ibāḍī fī Miṣr (Maktabat Khazāʾin al-Āthār, 2018). I borrow the image here from a remarkably detailed summary of the book available in Arabic here. I recently had the pleasure of reading a book I have been meaning to read for a year or so now, entitled al-Wujūd al-ibāḍī fī Miṣr (The … Continue reading Book Review: “The Ibadi presence in Egypt” | مراجعة كتاب: الوجود الإباضي في مصر

Ibadi Manuscripts at the Dār al-Kutub in Egypt (Part 2, the Inventory) | المخطوطات الإباضية في دار الكتب المصرية (الجزء الثاني, الجرد)

Ayman Fuʾād Sayyid, Fihrist al-makhṭūṭāt nashra bi-'l-makhṭūṭāt allatī aqtanathā al-dār min sanat 1936-1955. 3 Vol.s (Cairo, 1961-1963). This is a brief follow up to the previous post about Ibadi titles manuscripts in the Dār al-Kutub in Cairo. I just posted a document with a full list of those titles from A. Fuʾād Sayyid's (1961-1963) catalog … Continue reading Ibadi Manuscripts at the Dār al-Kutub in Egypt (Part 2, the Inventory) | المخطوطات الإباضية في دار الكتب المصرية (الجزء الثاني, الجرد)

Ibadi Manuscripts at the Dār al-Kutub in Egypt (Part 1)| المخطوطات الإباضية في دار الكتب المصرية (الجزء الأول)

A couple of years ago, I received a photocopy of some handwritten notes on Ibadi manuscripts in the Egyptian National Library, the Dār al-Kutub al-Miṣriyya (Figure 1). The notes are dated 1408/1988 in Cairo, where the copyist was sitting at the library with a copy of A. Fuʾād Sayyid's catalog of recent (between 1936-55) acquisitions … Continue reading Ibadi Manuscripts at the Dār al-Kutub in Egypt (Part 1)| المخطوطات الإباضية في دار الكتب المصرية (الجزء الأول)