The inaugural meeting of the CQS will present the University of Cambridge Islamic Manuscripts Collection in its wider codicological and historical context, while showcasing the distinctive features of particular manuscripts. The seminar is designed to highlight the wider relevance of the Cambridge Qur’ān Collection for philologists, art historians and historians of Middle Eastern culture.
10:00 James Montgomery Introduction to CQS
10:15 Yasmin Faghihi
Introduction to the Cambridge Qur’ān Collection
11:00 François Déroche
From Damascus to Cambridge
12:00 Lunch break
12:45 Alba Fedeli
The Mingana-Lewis Qur’ānic palimpsest: a manuscript, an edition and their reception (1914-2014)
1:45 Alain George
Some early Qur’ānic fragments at Cambridge University Library
2:45 Coffee break
3:00 Angelika Neuwirth
Scripture, poetry, and the making of a community: A Berlin Academy project
4:00 Visit to UL Islamic Manuscripts Collection
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