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Recent Content

Webinar – Modern Men and Amateurs of Antiquities: Collecting Practice in 19th-century Ottoman Tunisia – March 30

Submitted by Lola Owoseni:

New York University, Silsila: Center for Material Histories



Webinar Symposium – Qur’anic Manuscript Traditions: Readings From the Qatar National Library Collection – March 30

The symposium, organized in the framework of the Arab Manuscript Day (Alesco), will gather a number of international experts dealing with the traditions of the production of Qur’anic manuscripts over 14 centuries, covering a vast geographical area. Our journey will start in the Arabian Peninsula and will continue through the kingdoms of Africa and the Indian subcontinent, up to the lands of China and the Malay world. Focusing on the periphery of the Islamic World, we aim to contribute to an exciting but less-researched and less popular theme.

Online Lecture – SOAS Research Seminar in Islamic Art (ReSIA) – March 17

Submitted by Tanja Tolar:

Dear colleagues,

Our next SOAS Research Seminar in Islamic Art (ReSIA) will take place on Thursday 17th March at 6 pm, London time. Darka Bilić will deliver a lecture with the title Mobility on the borders of the Empire: Shared Spaces of the Caravanserais in Ottoman Balkans. Please register with Matty Bradley at mb@royalasiaticsociety.org by March 16th to receive the Zoom link. All welcome!