In today’s episode, Isabelle Imbert welcomes Hiba Abid, doctor in Islamic Arts History and curator for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in the New York Public Library. Isabelle and Hiba have known each other for a long time, so it was time to catch up on the topics that passionate Hiba, in particular the history of manuscripts production in the Muslim West, a region still often ignored. Hiba is now a newly appointed curator and gives the audience real insights into her role, as well as the particularities of the NY Public library Middle-Eastern collection and its significance.
Mentioned in the Episode and Further Links
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- Umberto Bongianino, The Manuscript Tradition of the Islamic West. Maghribi Round Scripts and the Andalusi Identity, Edinburgh University Press, 2022.
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