Hosted by the Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, this is the first workshop for Arabic Books and Astronomy in Seventeenth-Century Oxford, a short-term pilot survey sponsored by St John's College, Oxford, to analyse the Arabic and Persian MSS on astronomical topics held in the Libraries of St John's College and the Bodleian.
Arabic Books and Astronomy in Seventeenth-Century Oxford
Professor Julia Bray of Oxford's Faculty of Oriental Studies presents a pilot project to photograph and document seventeenth-century Oxford astronomers’ annotations in Arabic books and manuscripts in the Bodleian and St John’s College Libraries.
Art, Music, and Craft: The Mosul Handbag - Oxford's Christmas Light Festival
Join the Multaka team for a jam-packed hour of fun family craft and activities—and learn about what may be the oldest handbag in the world!
This beautifully crafted bag—made over 600 year ago for a noble woman in Mosul, Iraq—has silver and gold decoration with geometric patterns and scenes from court life, including a banquet, musicians, and huntsmen.
You’ll have a go at the art of calligraphy, learn some simple Arabic words, and make and decorate your own bag.