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
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
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"!
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.
"The Ifrane Collection," is a remarkable private collection of mostly-Sufi titles from here in Morocco. It includes more than a dozen copies of Muḥammad b. Sulaymān al-Jazūlī's (d.1465) Dalāʾil al-khayrāt, representing a range of styles and manuscripts traditions associated with that text.
Saʿīd b. ʿAlī b. Taʿārit (d.1289/1872) occupies an important place in the history and historiography of Ibadi communities in the Maghrib as the author of The Epistle on the History of Jerba (Risāla fī taʾrīkh Jarba). This work, which he completed in 1273/1856, fills in a lot of gaps in the time between the end … Continue reading The library of Ibadi historian Saʿīd b. ʿAlī b. Taʿārīt (d.1289/1872) | مكتبة المؤرّخ الإباضي سعيد بن علي بن تعاريت
The Rare Books Library at McGill University in Montreal, Canada has a small collection of Ibadi lithographs from Algeria and Egypt . And (at least) one of them has a very unexpected story. The four Ibadi titles there include three from the first Ibadi print house in Cairo, the al-Maṭbaʿa al-Bārūniyya. Founded around 1870 by … Continue reading Ibadi Lithographs at McGill University’s Rare Books Library | مطبوعات حجرية إباضية في مكتبة جامعة مكيل في كندا
I am delighted to announce the launch of "EAP1216 The Djerba Libraries Project," a two-year effort to digitize several libraries on the island of Djerba, Tunisia. Funded by Arcadia (a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin) and administered by the British Library's "Endangered Archives Programme," the Djerba Libraries Project aims to produce digital … Continue reading EAP1216 “The Djerba Libraries Project:” A New Manuscript Digitization Project in Djerba, Tunisia | مكتبات جربة: مشروع جديد لرقمنة المكتبات بجربة (تونس)
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 Sultanate of Oman. I noted in a previous post that this and several other libraries … Continue reading The owners and life cycle of Ibadi Manuscripts: AK157 from the Buffalo Agency | أصحاب المخطوطات الإباضية ومراحل حياتها: “أك١٥٧” من وكالة الجاموس نموذجا