In collaboration with Berlin State Library and Corpus Coranicum, Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation has put out a call for applications for a workshop titled “Quranic Manuscripts – Past and Present, Cataloging and Digital Tools.” The workshop is due to take place from September 18th to September 23rd 2023 in Berlin, and will provide a unique opportunity for graduate students and senior researchers to better understand the role of Quranic manuscripts in preserving Islamic heritage, as well as learn about the latest digital tools available for their continued preservation.
The workshop aims to bring together experts in the field, as well as people with a keen interest in Quranic manuscripts, to discuss cataloging and preservation techniques. The five-day training course will focus on linking the past and present of Quranic manuscripts, and how digital tools can help modern scholars decipher and interpret them.
Attendees of the workshop will have the opportunity to engage with highly knowledgeable professionals who will provide practical training on how to use various digital techniques, including imaging, digitization and digital restoration of Quranic manuscripts. The attendees will also have the privilege of learning more about the importance of cataloging and the different methodologies involved in creating catalogs, including from past examples that are still relevant today.
For those looking to advance their knowledge of Quranic manuscripts, or gain insights into the methods used in cataloging and preservation, the call for applications is now open until May 3rd 2023.