Videos: ‘Persian Arts of the Book’ at the Bodleian Libraries

A series of five films celebrating the Bodleian Libraries’ Persian arts of the book conference (13-14 July). ‘Persian Arts of the Book’ gathers scholars from around the world with expert curators from Oxford and beyond to reflect on the Persian manuscript tradition.

Online Summer School: 2021 Online Byzantine Greek Summer School, Boğaziçi University

The Byzantine Studies Research Center of Boğaziçi University is pleased to announce the organization of its fourth Byzantine Greek Summer School to be held online, from 29 July to 18 August, 2021.

Online Study Day: People, Place, and the City (University of Southampton Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture, 26th May 2021)

The study day will combine three exciting events: an academic conference, a round table discussion and the Reuter Lecture 2021.

Online Workshop: The Textiles in Manuscripts Workshop organised by The Book and the Silk Road Project, May 4th-5th, 2021 (10-15:00 EDT)

The aim of this virtual workshop is to examine the vast use of textiles in manuscripts, both practical and ornamental: their uses within bindings, as wrappers, enclosures, and covering, as cloth used to protect images, and as symbolic or talismanic artefacts. Workshop sessions focus on the use of textiles in Armenian, Chinese, Ethiopian, Islamic, Kashmiri,Continue reading “Online Workshop: The Textiles in Manuscripts Workshop organised by The Book and the Silk Road Project, May 4th-5th, 2021 (10-15:00 EDT)”

Workshop: An Introduction to Arabic Manuscripts (23rd to 27th August 2021, Princeton-UCLA via Zoom), Deadline 22nd April 2021

A free, intensive online workshop featuring leading authorities on the study of Arabic manuscripts. This week-long workshop features leading authorities on the study of Arabic manuscripts. The workshop will equip emerging scholars with the basic tools to conduct research with original handwritten texts in Arabic script. Over the course of five days, participants will learnContinue reading “Workshop: An Introduction to Arabic Manuscripts (23rd to 27th August 2021, Princeton-UCLA via Zoom), Deadline 22nd April 2021”

Online Lecture: BALH Digital Skills Workshop – Uncovering your Medieval Local History, Saturday 10th April 2021 10:00am (BST)

One of a series of digital skills workshops and webinars hosted by BALH in 2021. Click here to book your tickets. Participants will be provided with an overview of the structures and institutions which produced records in the medieval period and where these records can be found today. Throughout the workshop case studies will beContinue reading “Online Lecture: BALH Digital Skills Workshop – Uncovering your Medieval Local History, Saturday 10th April 2021 10:00am (BST)”

Online Conference:’Interdisciplinary Workshop in Textile Studies: Byzantine and Post Byzantine Productions’, University of Thessaloniki, 20-21 March 2021 (EEST)

The University of Thessaloniki will host an online interdisciplinary workshop examining textile production in the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine eras, convened by Paschalis Androudis (Assistant Professor of Byzantine Archaeology and Art, Department of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), and Elena Papastavrou (Director of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Zakynthos). The event will be hostedContinue reading “Online Conference:’Interdisciplinary Workshop in Textile Studies: Byzantine and Post Byzantine Productions’, University of Thessaloniki, 20-21 March 2021 (EEST)”

Online Course: Mosques in Sub-Saharan Africa with Aga Khan University, 21 and 28 May 2021, 13:30 – 16:30 (GMT)

This short course provides the basis for understanding and critically examining the development of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa. It approaches architecture through building materials and African construction techniques, from earthen monuments to coral stone buildings.

Online Course: Introduction to Arabic Manuscript Studies, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML), (May 31–June 11, 2021), deadline 19 March 2021

This two-week introductory course is open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, faculty, and independent scholars with a research interest in Arabic manuscripts.

Call for Applications: A Research Seminar Programme for Early Career Researchers into Medieval Eastern Mediterranean Cities as Places of Artistic Interchange, SOAS University of London, (March-May 2021), deadline 8 March 2021

This seminar pairs cities, scholars and the site-specific questions that arise from them to explore these and other aspects of artistic and cultural interchange in the medieval eastern Mediterranean region, with a particular focus on new research in lesser-known cities to highlight recent archaeological and other scholarly discoveries.