Persian Arts of the Book | University of Oxford

Persian Arts of the Book

Speaker
Dr Mandana Barkeshli, Sadra Zekrgoo
Event date
Event time
10:30 - 13:00
Venue
The Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
Venue details

The Weston Lecture Theatre, main entrance on Broad Street

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Dr Mandana Barkeshli and Sadra Zekrgoo will talk about 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.

10.30 am: Paper Dyes and Sizing Materials in Persian Medieval Manuscripts
 
12.00 pm: Black inks of Persia: Recipes, ingredients and historical reconstruction