Middle Eastern Manuscript Tranditions

Middle Eastern Manuscript Traditions

Middle Eastern Manuscript Traditions (MEMaT) is a multidisciplinary project which aims at studying various aspects of manuscript production, utilization, and transmission history. The project is a collaboration between Sabine Schmidtke (IAS) and George A. Kiraz (IAS and Beth Mardutho). It brings together specialists with expertise in a wide range of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The activities are focused on holding workshops and publishing books on the topic.

Upcoming Workshop: 
May 16-17, 2024: Misattributions and Forgeries in Middle Eastern Manuscript Traditions Workshop. Conveners: Sabine Schmidtke (Institute for Advanced Study), George A. Kiraz (Institute for Advanced Study) and Grigory Kessel, (Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna). See event program here.

Upcoming Workshop - Call for Proposals: 
April 10-11, 2025: The Visual Scribe: Tables and Diagrams in Middle Eastern Manuscripts Workshop. Conveners: George A. Kiraz (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton), Mathieu Ossendrijver (Freie Universität Berlin), Sabine Schmidtke (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) and Sonja Brentjes (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin).