Panel 1: Historical Traditions of Arabic-Script Manuscripts in Africa

Please be informed that the Arabic-Script Manuscripts in Africa conference will not be held in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizers and their partners will share an update on the future of the event in due course.


This panel concerns the study of historical Arabic-script manuscript cultures and traditions—both Arabic and non-Arabic language—in North and Sub-Saharan Africa. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, manuscripts and intellectual and social networks; the trade of manuscripts; the history of specific texts or genres in the manuscript medium; paratexts; the materiality and making of manuscripts; and the relationship between manuscript and print culture.

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