Digitizing the Raja of Mahmudabad Palace Library Manuscript Collection

15 March 2017

At the invitation of the Mahmudabad family, Persian Manuscript Initiative (PMI) co-PI Matthew Thomas Miller traveled to India in January of this year to do a preliminary assessment of the Raja of Mahmudabad Palace Library manuscript collection. We are pleased report that this week work officially began on the Raja...

PMI Releases Status Report on the National Archives of Afghanistan

19 January 2017

The National Archive of Afghanistan (NAA) is in one of the most important repositories of Persian and Arabic manuscripts in the region. It is home to a large collection of high-value endangered manuscripts, including 6,550 manuscripts, 1,200 calligraphy and miniature sheets, and more than 70,000 historical documents. It contains priceless...

PMI Workshop Report

12 December 2016

Over the course of our 2-day workshop held at the University of Maryland, the Persian Manuscript Initiative—in Collaboration with the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies and the Perseids Project—hosted 24 scholars representing various institutions and technological backgrounds. Participants from universities such as Tufts, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins...

Manuscripts in the 21st Century Workshop (Nov. 4th-5th, 2016)

01 October 2016

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a 2-day workshop called “Manuscripts in the 21st Century” at the University of Maryland, College Park, Nov. 4-5! The workshop will bring together technical specialists from the Perseus Digital Library, Digital Latin Library, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (UPenn), Omeka,...

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