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Baghdad Conference Day 1
FRIDAY 2ND DECEMBER — BAGHDAD AND ITS BOOKS
Programme:
09.00 REGISTRATION

09.40 Welcome
Verena Klemm | Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Florian Schwarz | Austrian Academy of Sciences

PANEL I: LOSS OF BOOKS IN BAGHDAD
10.00 – 11.00
Metin Yılmaz | Hodja Ahmet Yesevi, International Turkish-Kazakh University.
"An Analytical Investigation on whether Bagdad Libraries were Destroyed After the Mongolian Invasion” [online - Zoom]
Ghasem Gharib | Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
"From Banks of the Tigris to Circumambulating the Kaaba: The Fate of a Manuscript Survived from the Last Abbasid Caliph’s Library During the Mongol Invasion"

11.00 – 11.30 COFFEE BREAK

PANEL II: PRODUCTION OF MSS AND THEIR TRANSMISSION
11.30 – 13.00
Bruno De Nicola | Austrian Academy of Sciences.
"Surviving Manuscripts from Baghdad (13th and 14th Centuries) – an Overview"
Michal Biran | Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
"Copyists in Ilkhanid Baghdad: A Prosopographical Approach"
Boris Liebrenz | Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities
"Looking for the City of Peace: Colophons, Manuscript Notes, and the Challenges of Localization"

13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH BREAK

PANEL III: ART & ARCHITECTURE
14.00 – 15.30
Shiva Mihan | Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
"Traditional Paper-Making in 13th-Century Baghdad"
Eleanor Sims | Independent Scholar, London.
"An Almost-Unknown Illustrated Jalayirid Manuscript”
Andrew Petersen | University of Wales, Trinity Saint David
"Medieval Baghdad: The Physical Context"

15.30 – 16.00 COFFEE BREAK

PANEL IV: HISTORY
16.00 – 17.30
Jonathan Brack | Ben-Gurion University of Negev.
" Muslim-Jewish Polemics and Manuscripts Between Baghdad and Tabriz"
Tanvir Ahmed | Austrian Academy of Sciences.
"The Speaking Messiah in 15th Century Iraq"
Stefan Kamola | Austrian Academy of Sciences.
" Reconstructing Rashidi Manuscript Production in Baghdad"
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