Cornell University

"Rare Islamic Books in the Kroch/Olin Library Collection" with Curator Ali Houissa, CMSP Seminar

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Kroch Archives, Curatorial Space, Basement 2 Level

Our CMS seminar today will be led by Ali Houissa, Curator of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in Kroch Library, who will be hosting a group to come and see precious objects in the library's collection about Islam.  We have many world-class books, some of them centuries old, which show the history and evolution of Islam over a long period, and across many cultures.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see some of the treasures of Cornell’s collection that are rarely seen, and which span centuries of time and thousands of miles of geography in Islamic lands from Morocco to Indonesia.  This hour-long session will be open and free to the public.

Event Type



Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Africana Library, Comparative Muslim Societies Program, Global Cornell, Southeast Asia Program



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Contact Name

Eric Tagliacozzo


Ali Houissa, Curator

Speaker Affiliation

Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Cornell University Libraries

Disability Access Information

Wheelchair Accessible

Open To

Open to the Public

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