This upcoming event is shared on behalf of IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre hosted at Qatar National Library: 

This event in QNL’s series “Readings From the Qatar National Library Manuscript Collection” is dedicated to the first Islamic manuscript and the most important of the manuscripts of Islamic faith: the Holy Qur’an. The event is held on the occasion of “Arabic Manuscript Day,” which is celebrated on 4 April and marks the beginning of the month of the Qur’an, the glorified month of Ramadan.

The symposium will gather a number of international experts dealing with the traditions of the production of Qur’anic manuscripts over 14 centuries, covering a vast geographical area. Our journey will start in the Arabian Peninsula and will continue through the kingdoms of Africa and the Indian subcontinent, up to the lands of China and the Malay world. Focusing on the periphery of the Islamic World, we aim to contribute to an exciting but less-researched and less popular theme. The symposium’s contributions will be based on the rich inventory of the Library’s manuscripts which will be presented in relation to important, relevant manuscripts from various other collections around the world.

The event will be conducted online via Zoom in Arabic and English, with simultaneous interpretation provided, and live-streamed via the Library’s YouTube Channel.

Date: 30 March 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM (GMT+3)

Language: Arabic and English

Target Audience: Researchers and the general public

Seats are limited, please visit the QNL website for more information on registration.

Download the symposium flyer [PDF]