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An Introduction to Arabic Manuscripts

This week-long workshop features leading authorities on the study of Arabic manuscripts. The workshop will equip emerging scholars with the basic tools to conduct research with original handwritten texts in Arabic script. Over the course of five days, participants will learn the basics of codicology, palaeography, and manuscript production and circulation, in the context of...

The Arabicization of Christian Egypt: Reframing the Debate

365 Kaplan Hall

The linguistic evolution of Egypt has been studied at some length, and with the invaluable evidence offered by the papyrological sources it has been possible to make very fine and detailed observations on the chronology and distribution of linguistic change. The different linguistic balance established by the Egyptian language with the two imperial languages that...

The Uyghur Crisis in China: Adversity, Advocacy, Activism

Royce Hall 306, UCLA Campus

A panel of experts will discuss the ongoing human rights crisis in Xinjiang and the challenges faced by the Uyghur people through the lenses of history, international relations, and social justice advocacy. Jessica Batke is a Senior Editor for ChinaFile. She is an expert on China’s domestic political and social affairs, and served as the...