Join us for this special event marking the launch of the publication Texts, Scribes and Transmission: Manuscript Cultures of the Ismaili Communities and Beyond (London, 2022).
The study of manuscripts has brought to light new perspectives on the transmission of texts and larger questions of cultural practices passed down within the learned circles of premodern Muslim societies. The intellectual and literary heritage of Ismaili communities, who form a branch of Shi’i Islam, has until recently been preserved in private libraries. Edited by Dr Wafi Momin, Texts, Scribes and Transmission: Manuscript Cultures of the Ismaili Communities and Beyond brings together studies offering insights on different aspects of manuscript cultures nurtured by Ismaili communities until well after the widespread dissemination of printed books.
We are delighted to have Dr Delia Cortese (Middlesex University, UK), Dr Omar Alí-de-Unzaga, Dr Orkhan Mir-Kasimov, Dr Wafi Ahmed Momin (IIS, UK) and Dr Yahia Baiza (IIS, UK) participate in what promises to be an engaging and lively discussion of this book, moderated by Dr Fârès Gillon (IIS, UK).
Date: Tuesday 18 October 2022
Time: 6.00pm – 7.15pm (British Summer Time)
Location: Aga Khan Centre and online (Zoom)
Moderator: Dr Fârès Gillon (Research Associate, IIS)
Panellists: Dr Omar Alí-de-Unzaga (Head of Qur'anic Studies Unit and Research Associate, IIS), Dr Orkhan Mir-Kasimov (Senior Research Fellow, IIS), Dr Wafi Ahmed Momin (Head of Ismaili Special Collections Unit, IIS), Dr Delia Cortese (Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, Middlesex University) and Dr Yahia Baiza (Research Associate, IIS).
Q&A: As time allows, audience members present in person and joining online (using the Q&A option at the bottom of the Zoom control panel) can pose questions to the speakers during the Q&A session at the end.
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