Activities

May 30, 2024: Boris Liebrenz “The books of Ali al-Bistami, known as Musannifak”

Dr. Boris Liebrenz participated in the conference "Central Asian Manuscripts in the Mongol and Timurid Empires" in Tashkent and Samarkand

23. April 2024: Daniel Kinitz, "Arabische Handschriften: Datengetriebene Forschung zu arabischer Geschichte"

Vortrag im Rahmen der Lehrveranstaltung "Politische und gesellschaftliche Prozesse vom 17. – 21. Jahrhundert in der arabischen Welt" (K. Stock) am Orientalischen Institut der Universität Leipzig.

Abstract: Was wissen wir über die arabisch-islamische Geistesgeschichte - und was nicht? Welche Technlogien lassen sich zur Erschließung und Erforschung einsetzen? Und vor welchen Herausforderungen steht datengebriebene Forschung? Der Vortrag erläutert dies am Beispiel des Langzeitforschungsprojekts "Bibliotheca Arabica", das neue Einblicke in die arabisch-islamische Geistesgeschichte bietet.

28 February 2024: Daniel Kinitz, Lecture "Bibliotheca Arabicas Forschungsplattform Khizana. Referenzwerk für MENA-Bibliothekare?"

Lecture at the working meeting of the Fachinformationsdienst Nahost-, Nordafrika- und Islamstudien (Specialised Information Service for Middle Eastern, North African and Islamic Studies) in Halle (Saale)

January 2024: Stefanie Brinkmann, Lecture Series "Arabische Manuskripte"

Stefanie Brinkmann has conducted two sessions of the BA lecture series "Arabische Sprach- und Übersetzungswissenschaft“ at the Oriental Institute, University of Leipzig, on 24 and 29 January 2024, with the titles:


- Arabische Manuskripte: Arbeitsfelder und aktuelle Forschungstendenzen
(Arabic manuscripts: Fields of work and current research trends)


- Arabische Manuskripte: Was erzählen arabische Manuskripte über die Vergangenheit?
(Arabic manuscripts: What do Arabic manuscripts tell us about the past?)

Workshop on the library of Ahmad Pasha al-Jazzar in Acre

On March 16-17, 2023, Dr. Boris Liebrenz participated in the workshop of the "al-Jazzar Library Project" at Hamburg University (https://www.csmc.uni-hamburg.de/research/affiliated-projects/al-jazzar-library.html)

6 February 2024: Verena Klemm, Ismailitische Handschriften der UB Tübingen: Eine Provenienzrecherche

Prof. Dr Verena Klemm hält am Dienstag, den 6. Februar 2024 in der Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen einen Vortrag mit dem Titel "Ismailitische Handschriften der UB Tübingen: Eine Provenienzrecherche".

Der Vortrag findet um 18.00 Uhr in der Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen, Bonatzbau, Schulungsraum B004 statt. 

Nähere Informationen finden Sie hier. 

19 January 2024: Edin Muftić, Arabisch lehren und lernen auf dem osmanischen Balkan, 16.–19. Jh.

Im Rahmen des Dreiländerkolloquiums am 19. Januar 2024, welches an der Universität Jena stattfindet, hält Edin Muftić einen Vortrag zum Thema Arabisch lehren und lernen auf dem osmanischen Balkan, 16.–19. Jh. 

Der Vortrag findet von 14.00 Uhr bis 14.30 Uhr im Senatssaal (Fürstengraben 1) statt. 

 Hier finden Sie das Programm des Dreiländerkolloquiums. 

January 20, 2024: Boris Liebrenz, "Ownership Notes in the Ottoman-Mamluk Worlds: Forms and Developments"

Presentation and course at the Seminar "Yazma Eser Kültürü Atölyeleri III: Temellü kayıtları"

Boris Liebrenz gave an introduction to the the classification, identification, and developments of ownership notes in the Mamluk and Ottoman worlds. The course, consisting of a 50 minute lecture and 50 minutes of reading, was held over zoom within the syposium Yazma Eser Kültürü Atölyeleri III: Temellü kayıtları, organized by Sami Arslan and Mehmet Arıkan, and was moderated by Elif Sezer Aydınlı.

19 January 2024: Boris Liebrenz, Konstantinopel als Zentrum der arabischen Literatur: Die Bibliothek Abū Bakr al-Širwānīs

Im Rahmen des Dreiländerkolloquiums am 19. Januar 2024, welches an der Universität Jena stattfindet, hält Dr. Boris Liebrenz einen Vortrag zu der Bibliothek Abū Bakr al-Širwānīs. 

 

Der Vortrag findet von 15.30 Uhr bis 16.00 Uhr im Senatssaal (Fürstengraben 1) statt. 

 

Hier finden Sie das Programm des Dreiländerkolloquiums. 

19 January 2024: Daniel Kinitz, Bibliotheca Arabicas Forschungsplattform Khizana. Herausforderungen und Perspektiven

Im Rahmen des Dreiländerkolloquiums am 19. Januar 2024, welches an der Universität Jena stattfindet, hält Dr. Daniel Kinitz einen Vortrag zu der Forschungsplattform Khizana.

 

Der Vortrag findet von 15.00 Uhr bis 15.30 Uhr im Senatssaal (Fürstengraben 1) statt. 

 

Hier finden Sie das Programm des Dreiländerkolloquiums. 

22 January 2024: Katharina Meinecke "Vorislamische Bildmotive in der visuellen Kultur der Umayyaden: Globale Perspektiven und Ebenen der Aneignung"

Das Akademievorhaben Bibliotheca Arabica hat für den 22. Januar Frau Jun.-Prof. Dr. Katharina Meinecke zu einem Gastvortrag in die Akademie eingeladen. Interessierte Besucherinnen und Besucher sind herzlich willkommen.

Der Vortrag findet am 22. Januar 2024 von 18.15 Uhr bis 20.00 Uhr an der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 1, 04107 Leipzig, statt.

Frau Katharina Meinecke ist Juniorprofessorin für Archäologie des Mittelmeerraums an der Universität Leipzig und im Wintersemester 2023/24 Fellow am Center for Advanced Study "RomanIslam – Center for Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies" der Universität Hamburg. Als Klassische Archäologin liegen ihre Forschungsschwerpunkte im Bereich der hellenistischen Skulptur, der römischen Bestattungskultur, der digitalen Bildwissenschaften sowie der visuellen und materiellen Kulturen der „langen Spätantike“. Insbesondere beschäftigte sie sich mit der Bauornamentik des frühislamischen Wüstenschlosses Mschatta und der Herrscherrepräsentation der Umayyaden. Dabei untersucht sie die Potenziale von Globalisierungstheorie als Konzept für die Erforschung antiker visueller Kulturen. Bevor sie an die Universität Leipzig kam, war sie am Deutschen Archäologischen Institut in Rom, an der Technischen Universität Berlin, an der Universität Wien sowie als Gastprofessorin an der Masaryk-Universität in Brünn tätig.

Vorislamische Bildmotive in der visuellen Kultur der Umayyaden: Globale Perspektiven und Ebenen der Aneignung

Die visuelle und materielle Kultur der Umayyaden, der ersten Dynastie des Islamischen Reiches (661-750 n.Chr.), ist durch die Aneignung ikonographischer Motive und Formen aus unterschiedlichen Regionen des Kalifats gekennzeichnet, die vor allem griechisch-römisch-byzantinischen und sassanidisch-persischen Ursprungs sind. Insbesondere in ihrer Herrscherrepräsentation griffen die Umayyadenkalifen immer wieder auf Motive zurück, die in der spätantiken Welt eine geradezu globale Verbreitung genossen. In diesem Vortrag sollen anhand von Beispielen die unterschiedlichen Ebenen der Aneignung vorislamischer Bildmotive ebenso wie das Zusammenspiel globaler und lokaler Elemente in der Herrscherrepräsentation der Umayyaden nachvollzogen werden.

15/16 November 2023: Joint Workshop with Prof. Dr. Ronny Vollandt & Majlis Team

Bibliotheca Arabica and Researchers of the Majlis project (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) will engage in insightful discussions covering a wide array of topics, including digital tools, data modeling, research methodologies, and more. On Wednesday, Konrad Hirschler will introduce the recently launched audition certificate platform.

For more information on the Majlis project see: https://www.jewisharabiccultures.fak12.uni-muenchen.de/majlis/

3-4 November 2023: Verena Klemm "The Collectanea of an Eminent Ismaili Scholar from Gujarat"

Titel: "The Collectanea of an Eminent Ismaili Scholar from Gujarat (19th century)" Workshop on Mecmûa Typologies / Mejmûa Tipologjileri Çalıştayı Organizers: Berat Açil (Marmara Üniversitesi), Hülya Çelik (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) Istanbul, 3.-4. November 2023
Abstract


The collectanea of an eminent Ismaili scholar from Gujarat (19th century)
This essay takes as its focus the personal notebook of the eminent Ismaili scholar Sayyidī
Muḥammad ʿAlī al-Hamdānī(1833-1898) from Surāt. He filled it over time with a wide variety
of content, using several languages (Arabic, Gujarati)and scripts (Arabic, Gujarati, Gujarati in
Arabic and Persian Script, Secret Script ….) and different text and table formats (excerpts of
classical religious, philosophical and scientific texts, marginal and interlinear comments,
magical formula, lists, sketches, interreligious and correlation and comparative tables for
astronomical terms and constellations, time measure and other systems, chronologies,
currencies. The book bears witness to the versatile intellectual interests of its owner, his mental
focus, and his memory, as well as the working methods of his owner.
The manuscript (ms. 1662) is part of the famous Hamdani Collection, an old family library
whose oldest manuscripts come from Yemen, at the Institute of Ismaili Studies inLondon. In
our contribution, the manuscript will be shortly presented in its historical contexts and then
described in terms of its materiality, organization and content. On this basis, I would like to
contribute to ongoing debates about a differentiated typology and terminology of notebooks.

Boris Liebrenz presents Bibliotheca Arabica in Berlin

On September 19, 2023, Boris Liebrenz presented the project at the international Summer School "Qur'an Manuscripts, Past and Present: Cataloging and Digital Tools" at the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, organized by the Corpus Coranicum academy project at the Berlin Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften

14 July 2023: Stefanie Brinkmann "Kommentare in Krisenzeiten?"

Stefanie Brinkmann gives a lecture on “Kommentare in Krisenzeiten? Die
Kommentartradition der islamischen Traditionssammlung Maṣābīḥ as-Sunna von al-Baġawī
(d. 516/1122)“ on the symposium on commentary literature Kommentieren als Kulturtechnik.
Relationalität – Medialität – Resonanz. The symposium takes place 12 – 14 July 2023, at the
Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel.

See the programm: (PDF)

12 July 2023: Daniel Kinitz & Thomas Efer, Talk "Towards a Dynamic Knowledge Graph of a Non-Western Book Tradition"

Daniel Kinitz and Thomas Efer (Leipzig University) give a talk at the DH 2023 in Graz on how to tackle the challenges of building a knowledge graph of a premodern Islamicate manuscript tradition.

Introduction
How can we generate and integrate data on a pre-modern, Arabic book tradition in such a way that research can gain new insights? Within the long-term project “Bibliotheca Arabica” [Brinkmann/Löhr 2021], we are creating an agile knowledge graph integrating a wide range of data on (handwritten) Arabic manuscripts and their historical context. Our aim is to create a digital research environment to investigate the production, transmission and reception of Arabic manuscripts and their social environment as clusters of linked entities: scholars linked to works with students as readers, reproduced by scribes in manuscripts, linked by ownership notes and combined to historical libraries, etc.

See the full programme: https://www.conftool.pro/dh2023/sessions.php

The paper will be published in the conference proceedings: Digital Humanities 2023: Book of Abstracts.

12 July 2023: Tariq Yousef & Daniel Kinitz, Talk on Similarity-Based Clustering of Premodern Arabic Names

Tariq Yousef (Hamburg University) and Daniel Kinitz give a talk at the DH 2023 in Graz on "Similarity-Based Clustering of Premodern Arabic Names".

1 Introduction
Data repositories must manage the identity of their entities. In the case of intellectual history, the challenge lies in premodern, and therefore non-standardised entity names. Our use case deals with Arabic persons related manuscripts (scholars, scribes, etc.). Thus, multiple occurrences of the same person with different spellings and name compositions must be identified and disambiguated. This paper presents a graph clustering approach that combines literal and numerical properties (name and year of event) with promising results. The particular challenge lies in the vast variability of name variants and sometimes unspecific dates.

See the full programme: https://www.conftool.pro/dh2023/sessions.php

The paper will be published in the conference proceedings.

11 July 2023: Antrittsvorlesung Dr. Boris Liebrenz

Veranstaltung am 11.07.2023 17:00 – 18:30 Uhr Veranstaltungsort: Schillerstraße 6, S 202

Es wird herzlich zur Antrittsvorlesung im Rahmen des Habilitationsverfahrens eingeladen.
Herr Dr. Boris Liebrenz

spricht zum Thema:

„Eine verlorene Tradition des illustrierten Buches im fatimidischen Ägypten? Das Kitāb Manṭiq al-waḥš
(Buch von der Sprache der wilden Tiere)“.

7 July 2023: Daniel Kinitz, Lecture on Manuscript Catalogues in the Digital Age

On 7 July 2023, Daniel Kinitz gives an online talk at the summerschool "Thinking with Islamicate Manuscripts: Critical Approaches to Historical Methodology, History of Collections, and Digital Tools in Islamic Studies" (Vienna, July 3–7, 2023).
https://summeruniversity.ceu.edu/courses/thinking-islamicate-manuscripts-critical-approaches-historical-methodology-history

Manuscript Catalogues in the Digital Age?

What digital tools and methods do we need to gain new insights into Islamicate manuscripts? What data already exists and in what form? Would a central (digital) union catalog be an adequate solution to answer research questions? The talk will explore these questions through a thought experiment: What if we design our own digital research platform (wishes) and confront it with the technical, academic, financial and legal realities (facts)? Among other things, we will have a brief look at (1) AI-based text recognition and how it works in principle with Arabic script, as well as possible sources of error, (2) authority control (as identity management) and what it means in practice, and (3) the possibilities offered by database queries.

July 2-3, 2023: Boris Liebrenz teaches in Summerschool "Thinking with Islamicate Manuscripts" in Vienna

On July 2-3, 2023, Boris Liebrenz will teach at the summerschool "Thinking with Islamicate Manuscripts: Critical Approaches to Historical Methodology, History of Collections, and Digital Tools in Islamic Studies" (Vienna, July 3–7, 2023).
https://summeruniversity.ceu.edu/courses/thinking-islamicate-manuscripts-critical-approaches-historical-methodology-history

Besides hands-on demonstrations and readings with the students throughout the week-long course, he will give a lecture entitled:

Manuscript Notes as a Historical Source

Bibliotheca Arabica: PhD Position and Scholarship

The long-term research project "Bibliotheca Arabica – Towards a New History of Arabic Literature" based at the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig (Germany) invites applications for a part-time PhD position and for a PhD scholarship devoted to the history of Arabic literature on the basis of its manuscript tradition. By studying the developments of literary genres, text types, works, or libraries, a differentiated picture of the history of Arabic literature will be developed that critically reflects the distribution and popularity of works, and the manifoldcontexts of their production and reception.

Please note: The scholarship is specifically aimed at those who, for compelling reasons, are unable to relocate to Germany.


The application deadline is 31 July 2023.
Start date is January 1, 2024 or at the earliest possible date thereafter.

The offiicial call can be found here Bibliotheca Arabica - PhD position (PDF) and Bibliotheca Arabica - PhD scholarship (PDF)

For more information on the project see www.saw-leipzig.de/bibliotheca-arabica.


Source: MS, Paris BnF Arabe 4166, folio 6r (https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8427175v/f100.planchecontact.r=arabe%204166)

8 May 2023: Regula Forster Guest Lecture "Von Tieren, Steinen und Alphabeten"

Am Montag den 8. Mai 18:30 wird Prof. Dr. Regula Forster (Tübingen) in der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften einen Gastvortrag halten.

 Regula Forster ist Professorin für Islamische Geschichte und Kultur an der Universität Tübingen. Ihre Schwerpunkte sind mittelalterliche Arabische Literatur, Koranexegese und die Geschichte der Wissenschaft (insbesondere der Alchemie). Zu ihren Werken gehören Das Geheimnis der Geheimnisse. Die arabischen und deutschen Fas­sungen des pseudo-aristotelischen Sirr al-asrār/Secretum secretorum (2006) und Wissensvermittlung im Gespräch. Eine Studie zu klassisch-arabischen Dialogen (2017).

 

Von Tieren, Steinen und Alphabeten. Die Naturenzyklopädie des ägyptischen Alchemisten Aydamir al-Ǧildakī (14. Jh.)

Trotz seines umfangreichen und einflussreichen Œuvres ist der ägyptische Gelehrte Aydamir al-Ǧildakī (fl. Mitte 14. Jh.) bisher praktisch nur Spezialist:innen für arabische Alchemie bekannt. Dabei wurde er als einer "der größten Gelehrten des islamischen Kulturkreises" gewürdigt (Manfred Ullmann, Die Natur- und Geheimwissenschaften im Islam, Leiden 1972, 237). In seiner Naturenzyklopädie mit dem Titel Durrat al-ġawwāṣ („Die Perle des Tauchers“) bietet al-Ǧildakī eine vollständige Lehre von der Natur, wobei – vielleicht in Anlehnung an koranische Konzepte von Zeichen (āya) – auch die Sprache und Schrift als Teil der Naturordnung verstanden werden. Der Vortrag stellt al-Ǧildakī und seine Konzepte von Natur und Kultur vor und fragt nach deren Bedeutung im Konzept „post-klassischer“ arabischer Wissenschaft und Literatur

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Lead Image:
A depiction of the mirror of wonders (mirʾāt al-ajāʾib), a mysterious mirror that displays
different symbols of alchemy, as contained in al-Jildakī’s The Shining of Thoughts
(Lawāmiʿ al-afkār); MS Oxford, Bodleian Library, Greaves 14, fol. 3b.
Source: © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, Oxford

Boris Liebrenz gives a workshop on Kalila and Dimna Manuscripts

On March 30 and 31, 2023, Dr. Boris Liebrenz discussed the histories of Kalila and Dimna manuscripts with the team of the Anonym Classics project at the Free University in Berlin.

14 March 2023: Nadine Löhr ÖAW Webinar Lecture "Astronomy in the Ilkhanate"

Abstract  Arabic translations of Claudius Ptolemy’s Almagest spawned numerous commentaries, summaries, and introductions. Throughout history none of the derivative works became as prominent as Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī's 13th century recension (Taḥrīr al-Majisṭī). The yet unedited text is witnessed in at least 170 manuscripts as well as translations into Persian and Sanskrit, and had major impact on the study of astronomy in the Arabic speaking world.

The text relies primarily on the Arabic translation credited to Isḥāq b. Ḥunayn (d. c. 911) with corrections by Thābit b. Qurra (d. 901), but includes material from other Almagest versions and earlier commentaries, some of which are considered lost today. With these sources at hand al-Ṭūsī rephrased, corrected, and updated the Almagest. The diligent recension was originally written while al-Ṭūsī still resided at the Ismāʿīlī citadel of Alamut, but extensively studied and copied under Mongol patronage. Over the centuries, a rich literary tradition developed around the Taḥrīr, with renowned astronomers such as Niẓām al-Dīn al-Nīsābūrī (d. 1328/29) and ʿAbd al-ʿAlī al-Birjandī (d. c. 1527) writing super-commentaries that further facilitated the dissemination of the work.

This talk addresses the temporal and geographical distribution of extant manuscripts and takes a closer look at the surviving witnesses from the Mongol period. We attempt to trace the influence al-Ṭūsī’s colleagues and students had on the dissemination and study of the text, focusing in particular on marginal annotations and manuscript notes.

 

Please register with https://oeaw-ac-at.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6G1txBG3TpyUyIjs8TaPwA

This is the 6th lecture in this year's Webinar series organised by the NoMansLand research project (FWF Y 1232) dedicated to the study of Islamic manuscripts in pre-modern Iran and Central Asia.

Convenor: Project team "Nomads' Manuscripts Landscape"

18 January 2023: Daniel Kinitz teaches on Digital Philology

Daniel Kinitz gives a lecture on the prerequisites of digital philology in the seminar "Digital Philology" (University of Leipzig) on 18 January 2023.

1-3 December 2022: Workshop "The Mongols' Baghdad"


This workshop is organized jointly by the projects NoMansLand (Austrian Academy of Sciences) and Bibliotheca Arabica (Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities). 

The city of Baghdad occupies a central role in the history of the Islamic world as the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate and a hub for the production of knowledge since its foundation in the 2nd/8th century. In the 7th/13th century, the city was famously conquered by Mongol troops under the command of Hülegü and the Abbasid caliph was executed. This event is often seen as a catastrophic watershed for the Islamic world in general and has spurred different, at times contradictory, interpretations about the history of Baghdad before and after the Mongol conquest. This is particularly contentious with regard to the role of books and knowledge transmission. Some scholars argue that the Mongols destroyed the city’s fabled libraries and completely disrupted cultural activity in the region. More recently, others have suggested that despite the impact that the conquest certainly had in the region, the city remained one of the prominent cultural centres of the Islamic world.  
The main concern of the workshop is to explore the production, dissemination and consumption of knowledge in Baghdad from the perspective of manuscript studies. We aim to investigate what the production and circulation of manuscripts can tell us about the cultural life of Baghdad and its environs before, during and after the Mongol conquest.

 

Programme

 

Inaugural lecture

1 December 2022, 5 pm
Managing Iraq’s Cultural Heritage in the 20th Century: Foreign Occupations, Wars and Dictatorships
Dr. Saad Eskander | Cultural Heritage Advisor, Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Antiquities, Iraq; Former Director, Iraq National Library

Online registration: https://oeaw-ac-at.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FG9Fl3x0RxmQFfbj5

 

Workshop

2 December 2022, 9.00 - 17.30
Online registration: https://oeaw-ac-at.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M2L-Kit-SX2K3PmV62B_RA

3 December 2022, 10.00 - 17.00
Online registration: https://oeaw-ac-at.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_np7gCAUqTj6at12WmeIijw

21-23 November 2022: Verena Klemm lecture "Transregional and Regional Ismaili Tradition in Syria"

Verena Klemm is invited as speaker for the Ismaili Studies Conference (London, 21-23 November 2022)

Topic: "Transregional and Regional Ismaili Tradition in Syria: Production, Transmission, Reception"
The eent will take place in the Aga Khan Centre as well as online
Information and Zoom-registration through the webpage of The Institut of Ismaili Studies

7 November 2022: Verena Klemm "Forschungsqualität und Standards in den Kultur- und Geisteswissenschaften"

As part of the lecture series "Promoting Open Science and Quality in Research. Examples of Good Practice and their Theoretical Background" at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Prof. Dr. Beatrice Gründler and Prof. Dr. Verena Klemm spoke about: Research Quality and Standards in the Cultural Sciences and Humanities (Organiser: Berlin University Alliance et al.)

12 - 17 September 2022: Daniel Kinitz "Creating a Dynamic Knowledge Graph of the Arabic Manuscript Tradition"

Creating a Dynamic Knowledge Graph of the Arabic Manuscript Tradition
Conference presentation by Daniel Kinitz at the Deutscher
Orientalistentag 2022

How can we generate and integrate information on manuscripts in such a way that research can gain new insights? Bibliotheca Arabica’s digital research platform aims to support researchers to shed new light on the production, transmission, and reception of Arabic literatures from the 12th to the 19th century. The heterogeneity of the sources - especially manuscript catalogues, reference works and manuscript notes - creates the need for a flexible approach to generate and process manuscript-related data.That is to say, a research platform has to be more than a static repository, granting access to more or less known facts. Rather, creating a knowledge graph for the Arabic manuscript tradition requires a dynamic, multi-layered modelling of data as well as a flexible workflow of data integration.

This includes the retroactive, increasing tapping of sources, implemented through a flexible data extraction process, a permanent enrichment of existing data, e.g., cross-linking entities, as well as flexible authority control, taking new findings into account. No fixed input mask is used, but rather different layers of data (catalogue layer, processing layer, output layer) are being integrated, thereby allowing for contradicting fact(oid)s and differing categories. While recording and cross-linking entities like works, manuscripts, and related agents, the platform makes the provenance chain of each factual statement transparent and enables researchers to assess the quality of a specific source.
The talk will present approaches and best practices in the making and show relevant features of Bibliotheca Arabica’s new research platform.

July 2022: Boris Liebrenz teaches in Gotha

On July 18 and 19, 2022, Boris Liebrenz participated in the International Summer School 'From Paper to Portals. The Conservation and Digitisation of Oriental Manuscripts' and taught the units "Manuscript Notes and Colophons" as well as "Seals".
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Termine
Vom Heisenberg-Schnitt zu vielen Welten 20.06.2024 18:00 - 19:30 — Vortragssaal Bibliotheca Albertina, Beethovenstr. 6, 04107 Leipzig
Akademie-Forum: "Gender in Grammatik und Sprachgebrauch" 28.06.2024 16:00 - 18:00 — Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 1, 04107 Leipzig
Hafen des Heils oder Hölle des Lebens? Die Flucht ins und aus dem Kloster im Mittelalter 06.09.2024 - 07.09.2024 — Digitaler Workshop
26th International Conference of the European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art 16.09.2024 - 20.09.2024 — Universität Leipzig, Augustusplatz 10, 04109 Leipzig
Texttransfer und intertextuelle Bezüge in den Inschriften des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit 07.10.2024 - 09.10.2024 — Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 1, 04107 Leipzig
… darf man das? 21.10.2024 19:00 - 21:00 — Kupfersaal Leipzig, Kupfergasse 2, 04109 Leipzig
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Diffusion Fundamentals

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Internationale Konferenzreihe:
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