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News and articles about The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition

For Eirik Hovden's book, "Waqf in Zaydī Yemen: Legal Theory, Codification, and Local Practice", which focuses on four socially grounded fields of legal knowledge, see here. [December 2018]

Digitization Project of Yemeni Manuscripts at Leiden University Libraries. Read more [November 2018]

Meliné Pehlivanian and Christoph Rauch, "Vom Sammeln und Bewahren im 21. Jahrhundert: Besondere Hanschriftenneuerwerbungen der Orientabteilung der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin," Bibliotheksmagazin 3/18, pp. 63-69. Available online here [November 2018]

Yemeni Manuscript Collections and Zaydi Studies, an International Conference to be held at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, December 6-7, 2018. Read more [November 2018]

In line with the 73rd anniversary of the founding of UNESCO, Mwatana for Human Rights launches its report "The Degradation of History: Violations Committed by the Warring Parties against Yemen's Cultural Property". Read more [November 2018]

The Historical Studies-Social Science Library Book Conversation: Salvaging the Zaydi Manuscript Tradition: The Fate of Private and Family Libraries in 20th-century Yemen, A conversation with Sabine Schmidtke. Details [November 2018]

The Yemeni manuscripts of Leiden University Libraries are now being digitised as part of The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition, a project coordinated by Professor Sabine Schmidtke (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton). Read more [November 2018]

Now available: Sabine Schmidtke, Traditional Yemeni Scholarship amidst Poltical Turmoil and War: Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. Ismāʿīl b. al-Muṭahhar al-Manṣūr (1915-2016) and His Personal Library, Córdoba: UCO Press, 2018. Details [October 2018]

Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and Institute for Advanced Study Partner to Digitize Arabic Manuscripts, Enhancing Access and Study of Historic Texts. Read more [September 2018]

For Damaris Wilmers's recent study on the fifteenth century-Zaydi Yemeni scholar Ibn al-Wazīr, Beyond Schools: Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm al-Wazīr's (d. 840/1436) Epistemology of Ambiguity, see here [September 2018]

Check out Dale J. Correa's recent article in Shii Studies Review, "Recovering Yemen's Cultural Heritage: The Stookey Microfilms" [June 2018]

The School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study has received a $315,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the Zaydi Manuscript Tradition initiative, led by Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies. Read more  [May 3, 2018]

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University is pleased to announce that digital copies of the Rossi, Ansaldi and Caetani collections of Yemeni manuscripts are now available in HMML’s online manuscript resource, vHMML (Virtual HMML) Reading Room. The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition project at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey—in collaboration with the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana (BANLC) in Rome—contributed the digital surrogates to HMML. Read more [February 27, 2018]

Check out the recent issue of International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES) for a brief account of "The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition: Virtual Repatriation of Cultural Heritage" [January 1, 2018]

"Salvaging the Rational Heritage of Islam: The Zaydi Manuscript tradition project." A lecture by Sabine Schmidtke [December 11, 2017]

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) partners with the Institute for Advanced Study to provide open access to approximately 15,000 digitized Zaydi manuscripts from Yemen and neighboring countries. Read more [April 11, 2017]

"The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition: Preserving, studying, and democratizing access to the world heritage of Islamic manuscript." By Sabine Schmidtke [2017]

Read Iona Craig's article: "The Agony of Saada: U.S. and Saudi Bombs Target Yemen's Ancient Heritage". [2015]