Panel 4: Cataloguing, Editing, Research and Publishing

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 cataloguing of manuscript collections and the publication of scholarship on manuscripts. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, practices in print and digital cataloguing, such as protocols for manuscript description, metadata standards, and authority control; methodologies for preparing print and digital critical editions; descriptions of local or regional publishers, particularly those whose publications are not widely known or easily available; and the history of periodicals, monographs, or publication series concerned with the study of Africa’s Arabic-script manuscript heritage.

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