Islamic manuscripts hold a rich history and cultural significance, offering a glimpse into the religious, scientific, and literary heritage of the Islamic world. As an important aspect of the study of Islamic civilization, Arabic codicology has emerged as a field of study that deals with the physical characteristics and features of Islamic manuscripts.
On the 28th of February to 4 March 2023, the Islamic Manuscript Association (TIMA) will host a workshop by Dr. Arianna D’Ottone Rambach, an expert in the field of Arabic codicology and Islamic manuscripts. The course titled “Arabic Codicology: Islamic Manuscripts from Saudi Arabia and Beyond”.
The 5-day course we will delve into the world of Arabic codicology, exploring the rich tradition of Islamic manuscripts from Saudi Arabia and beyond. Participants will learn about the different types of materials and techniques used in the creation of Islamic manuscripts, including parchment, paper, ink, and calligraphy. They will also gain an understanding of the history and evolution of Islamic bookbinding, as well as the development of different styles of writing and illumination.
The course will cover a range of topics, including the role of the scribe, the use of illumination in manuscripts, the significance of ownership and provenance, and the preservation and conservation of Islamic manuscripts. Participants will also have the opportunity to examine and study a variety of Islamic manuscripts from different time periods and regions, gaining a deeper appreciation of the artistic and cultural value of these unique works of art.
This TIMA course is designed for anyone interested in the study of Islamic manuscripts, from scholars and researchers to collectors and enthusiasts. Whether you are an expert in the field or just starting to explore the world of Arabic codicology, this course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the history, art, and science of Islamic manuscripts.
To register, visit the organization’s website at http://www.islamicmanuscript.org/courses.