Friday, May 11, 2012

Tombouctou Manuscripts Project

 Tombouctou Manuscripts Project - Timbuktu Manuscripts Project

"The Tombouctou Manuscripts Project at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is dedicated to research various aspects of writing and reading the handwritten works of Timbuktu and beyond. Training young researchers is an integral part of its work"
Blog keeps track of efforts to protect cultural heritage of Mali in light of the recent political developments.

Registered users have access to database with primary and secondary sources and can upload relevant materials.
On the list of publications there are two titles available for download.

Timbuktu: Script and Scholarship, prepared by the Tombouctou Manuscripts Project and Iziko Social History Collections Department (Cape Town, 2008). Download here.

From Istanbul to Timbuktu: Ink Routes (Cape Town: Tombouctou Manuscripts Project, 2009). Download here.

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