Mi, 22.09.2021 17:01

Pre-modern Islamic manuscripts

New webinar series

Convenor: Project team "Nomads' Manuscripts Landscape"

This is the first Webinar series organised by the NoMansLand research project (FWF Y 1232) dedicated to the study of Islamic manuscripts in pre-modern Iran and Central Asia. The project aims to reconstruct aspects of the production, circulation and consumption of written knowledge during the Mongol and early Timurid periods in Iran and Central. The webinar series presents eight lectures to this effect by world-leading scholars, each delving into different aspects of manuscript studies. It aims to promote research on handwritten material and explore its potential impact on the study of this region during the 13th – 15th centuries. The webinar endeavors to raise awareness of the historical value that surviving codices from the Mongol period have in shaping our understanding of Central Asian and Iranian cultural history. The lectures have been scheduled throughout the academic year 2021-2022. They are free of charge, but registration will be required (registration will be announced for each lecture).


22 September 2021, 5 pm
Apocalyptic Hermeneutics in a Manuscript of Ḥurūfī Literature
Prof. Shahzad Bashir | Brown University, USA

13 October 2021, 5 pm
The significance of unpublished parts of pre-modern Histories of Iran: the case of the Jāmiʿ al-tawārīkh Ḥasanī.
Prof. Javad Abassi | Ferdawsi University in Mashhad, IR Iran

17 November 2021, 5 pm
On the value of written evidence: the preamble of Naṣīr al-Dīn Ṭūsī’s (672/1274) Awṣāf al-ashrāf
Dr. Joep Lameer | Independent researcher

15 December 2021, 5 pm
Dr. Francesca Leoni | Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK

23 February 2022, 5 pm
Dr. Hadel Jarada | Institute of Iranian Studies, ÖAW, Austria

16 March 2022, 5 pm
Dr. Stefanie Brinkmann | Saxony Academy of Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

13 April 2022, 5 pm
Akram Khabibullaev | Indiana University, USA

11 May 2022, 5 pm
Dr. Nourane Ben Azzouna | Université de Strasbourg, France



September 2021-May 2022

Online Zoom lectures