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“Rare Islamic Books in the Olin Library Collection,” by Ali Houissa and Laurent Ferri, CMS Seminar Series

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Kroch Library, Rare Manuscripts Collection, Basement Floor, Kroch Library
Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

This CMS seminar will be led by two curators (and friends of CMS!) in Olin Library, who will be hosting us 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 is open and free to the public.

Ali Houissa is a Curator of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Laurent Ferri is a Curator of Rare Manuscripts Collection for Cornell University Libraries.

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Near Eastern Studies, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology, Art, Sociology, Olin Library, Comparative Literature, Development Sociology, Diversity, Comparative Muslim Societies Program, Southeast Asia Program, Global Learning, Center for Intercultural Dialogue, Institute for African Development, Global Cornell



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Ali Houissa and Laurent Ferri

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Curators of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and Rare Manuscripts Collection, Cornell University Libraries

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