Panel 2: Manuscript Libraries and Manuscript Heritage Centres 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 histories and missions of manuscript libraries and manuscript heritage centres in Africa, ranging from large national to small local institutions and organizations. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, descriptions of manuscript collections, particularly those that are not well known or catalogued; overviews of heritage management organizations and the services they provide; and the history of collections and collecting.

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