Persian arts of the book

16 May 2018 10.30am 1.00pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Associate Professor Mandana Barkeshli and Sadra Zekrgoo


Janet Walwyn | | 01865 287156


Associate Professor Mandana Barkeshli and Sadra Zekrgoo will discuss the materials used to create medieval Persian manuscripts. Introducing the ingredients used for dyeing paper and making ink from the study of historical recipes from the Timurid to the Qajar period (15th to 19th centuries), the lectures also explain how modern scientists are able to identify the materials used in the making of manuscripts.

10.30am: Paper dyes and sizing materials in Persian medieval manuscripts - with Associate Professor Mandana Barkeshli

12pm: Black inks of Persia: recipes, ingredients and historical reconstruction - with Sadra Zekrgoo


This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

Tickets include both lectures.

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