Tag: Miniatures

Researching Islamic Manuscripts

tabsir , November 11th, 2021

Mahmoud Zaki has assembled a major resource on sources for the study of Islamic manuscripts, including links to major digital collections and publications. It can be accessed here….


Pandemics and Arab Medicine

tabsir , August 27th, 2021

Here is an interesting article on Qantara.


Far Horizons, Arduous Journeys, and The Conference of the Birds

tabsir , August 20th, 2021

“The Concourse of the Birds” (ca. 1600), Metropolitan Museum of Art by Jon W. Anderson Amid the blizzard of punditry and spin-doctoring – especially spin-doctoring from perpetrators…


al-Qazwini Manuscript

tabsir , August 10th, 2021

check it out here…


Iran Exhibition in London

tabsir , June 4th, 2021

There is a new exhibit on Iran at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London through 12 September. If you cannot make it to the exhibition, there is…


Marvels and Wonders: Al-Qazwini and Beyond

tabsir , February 8th, 2021

There is a fascinating talk on Youtube by Travis Zadeh on marvels and wonders in Islamic texts, especially the many versions of al-Qazwini.


On Miniatures: a dialogue

Haidy Geismar , June 25th, 2016

In a new series of postings, we draw two research projects on miniatures together in dialogue: Miniatures Matter Jonathan Walz, Rollins  College Jonathan Walz is an anthropologist who…

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Advanced Course in Arabic Manuscript Studies

tabsir , April 22nd, 2016

Scholars, Scribes, and Readers: An Advanced Course in Arabic Manuscript Studies6-10 June 2016, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK The Islamic Manuscript Association, in cooperation with Camb…


Digital Islamic Humanities Project

tabsir , October 16th, 2015

The Digital Islamic Humanities Project at Brown University is pleased to announce its third annual conference, titled “Distant Reading and the Islamic Archive,” which will be held on…


Jinn and Toxic

tabsir , August 28th, 2015

Rustam fighting a Jinn from a medieval Islamic manuscript Anyone who has read about Aladdin knows about the genie in a lamp. The English term “genie” stems from…