Celebrating Arabic Written Heritage

Event details

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 8:00pm - 9:00pm



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Event typeReception/Open House
SeriesSpecial Collections After Hours

This virtual open house features a selection of prominent Arabic writings from the classical and post-classical periods among the holdings of the Islamic Manuscripts Collection preserved in the University Library. Carefully transcribed copies of classic literary works by al-Mutanabbī (d.965), Abū al-ʻAlāʼ al-Maʻarrī (d.1057), and al-Ḥarīrī (d.1122) will appear along with influential grammatical, scientific, and mystical writings — and even a text on musical theory and performance.

Register above, and we'll send you a Zoom link via email approximately 24 hours before the event.

Special Collections After Hours is a monthly open house where we share highlights from the unique historical collections held by the Special Collections Research Center.

Opening of the eighth "maqāmah" (rhymed prose narrative) in Isl. Ms. 650, a late 13th or early 14th century manuscript copy of "Maqāmāt al-Ḥarīrī"


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Evyn Kropf · ekropf@umich.edu

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