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Qatar National Library October 2020 events

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Event Details:

Location: These events are online.
Date: 6 October 2020 - 28 October 2020
Time: 03:00 am - 03:00 am
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Phone: +974 4454 0100
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"Watermarks as a Tool to Date Manuscripts"

In cooperation with the National Library of Algeria and in its role as the IFLA PAC Preservation and Conservation Center for Arab Countries and the Middle East, the Library invites you to an online lecture highlighting the National Library of Algeria's experience in studying manuscript watermarks, including how they are made, their purpose and their importance in dating manuscripts. The webinar will introduce the tools and techniques used to search for and examine watermarks.

Other topics of the lecture include how watermarks help editors identify the manuscript's master version, when other manuscript versions should be included or excluded, and the paper and digital resources used in searching for watermarks. The webinar will also demonstrate how to differentiate between papers of Islamic manuscripts and European manuscripts that are watermark-free.

Speaker: Fattouma bin Yahia, Head of Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, National Library of Algeria
Moderator: Maxim Nasra, Book Conservation Specialist, Qatar National Library

The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
Date
: 6 October 2020
Time
: 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Language
: Arabic
Target Audience: Manuscripts professionals, students, and the public

Seats are limited, please register HERE.

"Live Tour of the Hertitage Library Exhibition"

QNL would like to invite you to a live guided tour of the Heritage Library's Permanent Exhibition, "It All Began With 'Read': Unfolding the Arabs' History." You will learn about the treasures of the Heritage Library's collection, which reflect the uniqueness of Arab culture, the meeting of East and West, and the history of Qatar and its relationship with Arab peoples and the larger world. The tour will highlight various Arabic and English printed books, manuscripts and important documents, as well as photos from different periods and various geographical maps left by travelers and explorers.

The virtual guided tour will be presented by Ikhlas Ahmed, Tours and Exhibitions Officer at the Heritage Library.

The session will be conducted online via Instagram (QNL_heritage).
Date
: 14 October 2020
Time
: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Language
: Arabic
Target Audience: General public

This is an open event; RSVP is not required.

"Readings From Our Manuscript Collection: Treatise On Classes of Al-Mujtahideen, by Ibn Kamal Pach"

This is the fifth in a series of lectures and talks providing readings of rare historical works from our Heritage Library's collection of manuscripts. The series is a great opportunity to explore the rich collection and its masterworks, along with the Heritage Library's digital and virtual services.

This lecture will discuss and comment on the notable manuscript titled Risala Fi Tabaqat Al-Mujtahideen [Treatise on the Classes of Pioneering Islamic Jurists and Scholars], by leading Ottoman scholar Ahmed Şemseddin Kemalpaşazade, known in the Arabic world as Ahmad ibn Souleiman Ibn Kamal Pacha (died 940 AH/1534 CE).

The lecture will be delivered by guest lecturer, Mohammed Yaser Shahin, Researcher at the Center of Islamic Research in Turkey. Mahmoud Zaki, the Library’s Manuscript Librarian, will moderate the session.

The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
Date
: 18 October 2020
Time
: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Language
: Arabic
Target Audience: General public

Seats are limited, please to register HERE.

"The Role of Libraries in Facilitating Creative Research"

In this online lecture, QNL hosts Dr. Ahmed Shawki Binebine, Director of the Royal Library, Morocco, and Professor of Libraries and Manuscript Studies at Mohammed V University in Rabat.

Professor Binebine will discuss an important issue related to scientific research, academic development and beyond. Several studies have shown that a large percentage of university students in the Arab world never set foot in libraries during the years of their study, instead contenting themselves with courses and notes.

When these students pursued postgraduate studies, they found it difficult to put libraries and research methods to optimal use, despite the enormous importance of libraries to university study. In this regard, one researcher said, "University education is nothing but a key to unlock the doors of libraries."

Professor Binebine will begin the lecture with a discussion of the fundamentals of scientific research established by Islamic civilization and the history of scholarship and education. Then he will highlight the roles played by private and public libraries in scholarly and cultural life. He will then focus on the role of libraries and information resources in the formation of the creative researcher, particularly, but not limited to, the fields of Islamic studies and humanities, and in areas related to history, heritage texts and manuscripts.

Dr. Moez Al-Dridi, the Library's Senior Archivist, will comment on the lecture, which will be moderated by Mahmoud Zaki, the Library's Manuscript Specialist.

The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
Date
: 28 October 2020
Time
: 12:30 – 2:30 PM
Language
: Arabic
Target Audience: Researchers, students and the general public

Seats are limited, please register HERE.