Persian arts of the book conference

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Persian arts of the book conference

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 13-14 July 2021

 10.45am-4.15pm BST (13 July)

11am-5.30pm BST (14 July)


 Free, book in advance

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Registration closes at 12pm on 8 July

About the event

'Persian Arts of the Book' gathers scholars from around the world with expert curators from Oxford and beyond to reflect on the Persian manuscript tradition. In a series of short presentations and thematic panel discussions we will examine the poetry, history, and artistic expression contained in these treasures, and the materials and crafts that contributed to making the manuscripts, as well as the history and science of their preservation. Starting with a focus on the history of collections now at the Bodleian Library, the international speakers represent the state of the field of Persian manuscript studies today.

Conference schedule


Abbas Amanat, Nasrin Askari, Arezou Azad, Anita Chowdry, Peyvand Firouzeh, Cailah Jackson, Gulfishan Khan, Shiva Mihan, Adeela de Unger, David Roxburgh (keynote), Karin Scheper and Ilse Sturkenboom

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