The Gotha Manuscript Talks are back, with new speakers! With this webinar series, the Gotha Research Library of the University of Erfurt stimulates exchange on manuscript cultures across different disciplines and encourages conversations about oriental manuscripts between researchers and interested listeners.
The Gotha Research Library preserves the third largest collection of oriental manuscripts in Germany. Most of these 3.400 manuscripts were transferred to the Library in the early 1800s. They are relevant for all fields of knowledge and shed light on different aspects of a variety of manuscript cultures.
This fall, speakers discuss diverse topics, including scribal activities in Mamluk libraries, the creation of the illustrated manuscripts attributed to an Ottoman historian and courtier who flourished in the sixteenth century, manuscript trade in the first half of the twentieth century in Cairo, and the production of illuminated manuscripts under the Mamluks.