12-16 September 2021, Remotely via Zoom at Bibliotheca Alexandrina,
Alexandria, Egypt
in Africa


Bibliotheca Alexandrina and The Islamic Manuscript Association—in partnership with the library’s Manuscripts Center and the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation—are delighted to announce the conference Arabic-Script Manuscripts in Africa, which will be held remotely via Zoom at Bibliotheca Alexandrina from 12 to 16 September 2021.

The conference will comprise five panels featuring original, current research on the Arabic-script manuscript cultures of North and Sub-Saharan Africa and the care and management of manuscript collections across the continent:

Each panel will include four papers: one presented by an invited keynote speaker and three presented by persons selected through a call for papers. Additionally, the conference will include six workshops corresponding to the themes of the panels. The languages of the conference will be Arabic, English, and French; and simultaneous interpretation will be available throughout the event. All panels and workshops will be held on Eastern European Time (EET). Subsequent to the conference, the organizers will publish its papers in an edited volume of proceedings.

Registration for the event is now closed but live broadcast will be available on the conference’s Facebook page.

Persons wanting to attend a workshop must meet any prerequisites for participation and complete the separate online workshop application form. The application period will also be open until 5 September 2021. A link to each workshop will be sent to the selected participants two days prior the workshop to the email address associated with the application form.

For more information, please contact admin@asmiaconference.org.


Remotely via Zoom
at Bibliotheca Alexandrina,
Alexandria, Egypt


Sunday to Thursday
12 to 16 September, 2021