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NEW DATES: Textiles in Manuscripts Workshop - The Book and the Silk Roads project
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO JUNE 2 AND 3, 2021.
The aim of this virtual workshop is to examine the vast use of textiles in manuscripts, both practical and ornamental: their uses within bindings, as wrappers, enclosures, and covering, as cloth used to protect images, and as symbolic or talismanic artefacts. Workshop sessions focus on the use of textiles in Armenian, Chinese, Ethiopian, Islamic, Kashmiri, and Syriac manuscripts from the middle ages through the early modern period. The workshop is not meant to be exhaustive, but to take a unique approach in beginning an interdisciplinary conversation about the production and use of manuscripts across the Silk Roads.

Each session explores content presented in pre-recorded videos that participants must watch in advance of the workshop. The workshop sessions will not be recorded, so register only if you are able to attend the workshop on June 2-3. The pre-recorded videos will be made live by April 20, and will be available both before and after the workshop itself.

For more information and to access the pre-recorded videos, visit the Textiles in Manuscripts Workshop website: http://booksilkroadstextiles.artsci.utoronto.ca/

Image description: Armenian manuscript with textile, Matenadaran ms. 1325, Yerevan.
Photo: Hrair Hawk Khatcherian
Armenian manuscript with textile, Matenadaran ms. 1325, Yerevan Photo: Hrair Hawk Khatcherian
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