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Summer Course on Arabic Codicology : the Islamic Manuscript Heritage in the El Escorial Collection (2 to 6 July 2018)

Summer Course on Arabic Codicology : the Islamic Manuscript Heritage in the El Escorial Collection (2 to 6 July 2018)

Dear Colleague,

We are very glad to announce the 5th edition of the Summer Course on Arabic Codicology : the Islamic Manuscript Heritage in the El Escorial Collection, generously supported by the European project SICLE ("Saadian Intellectual and Cultural Life", ERC 670628). The course will be held in the framework of the Complutense Summer Courses in San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid) from 2 to 6 July 2018. It will be taught by Prof. François Déroche (Collège de France, Paris) and Prof. Nuria Martínez de Castilla (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris), who is also the director of the course.

This leading program aims at providing with the knowledge and academic tools for the study and analysis of manuscripts in Arabic script, focusing on a practical approach. We will have the privilege of attending the hands-on sessions at the Royal Library of the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial(RBME), which hosts the most important collection of manuscripts in Arabic script in Spain and one of the most prominent in Europe. The course is designed for historians, art historians, philologists, documentary makers, antiquarians, curators, bibliophiles, conservation specialists, etc.., preferably with a Master’s degree.

The application deadline is 15 April 2018. Applicants can send their motivation letter (1,000-1,500 words), one-page CV and the attached form fulfilledto mss.arabicscript@gmail.com.Information about the course will also be kept updated on our Facebook page and website.

We look forward to welcoming you to this new and exciting Arabic Codicology Course in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, and would be very grateful if you could help us to spread this information to all those who may be interested.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us at mss..arabicscript@gmail.com for further information or anything we could help you with.

Kind regards,

Prof. Nuria Martínez de Castilla, Director of the course
Carlos Leo, Secretary of the course
(Informations delivered by Anne-Sylvie Boisliveau)

Programme

Monday, 2 July 2018

10.30 h. Nuria Martínez de Castilla. Ecole Pratique des Hautes Études, PLS. Paris José Luis del Valle. Director of the Real Biblioteca del Monasterio de El Escorial
The Real Biblioteca del Monasterio de El Escorial and its manuscript collections
11.30 h. Break
11.45 h. Nuria Martínez de Castilla
About the importance of the Codicological studies
12.15 h. François Déroche. Collège de France. Paris
Writing surfaces : parchment and paper.
16.00 h. Nuria Martínez de Castilla and François Déroche
Writing surfaces II : Western paper

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

09.30 h. Nuria Martínez de Castilla
The basis of Codex Composition
11.30 h. Break
12.00 h. François Déroche
Inks and Layout
16.00 h. Round-table : How to Observe and Describe an Arabic Manuscript
Discussants : Nuria Martínez de Castilla and François Déroche

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

09.30 h. François Déroche
Arabic Paleography
11.30 h. Break
12.00 h. François Déroche
Decoration of Manuscripts
16.00 h. Round-table : Towards a History of the Arabic Manuscript
Discussants : Nuria Martínez de Castilla and François Déroche

Thursday, 5 July 2018

09.30 h. Nuria Martínez de Castilla and François Déroche
Arabic Bindings
11.30 h. Break
12.00 h. François Déroche
Notes and Colophons
16.00 h. Round-table : Bookbinders at work
Discussants : François Déroche and Nuria Martínez de Castilla

Friday, 6 July 2018

10.00 h. François Déroche
History of Manuscripts
12.30 h. Closing session and diploma delivery

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