Iraq, home of writing: from cuneiform to Kufic

When: 7th November 2009 – 8th November 2009
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 am
Where: The British Museum, London

This session examines the various forms of writing that have been used in Iraq over the past 5,000 years, with talks and practical demonstrations covering cuneiform to modern Arabic.

For booking information, visit the British Museum.

Lia Gard Norway Workshop

When: 26th August 2009 – 28th August 2009
Where: Lia Gård, Norway

Workshop and talk as part of the East-West Dialogue project organised by the European Monastic Interreligious Dialogue Organisation (DIM-MID)

Islamic Calligraphy

When: 17th August 2009 – 21st August 2009
Time: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Where: The Prince's School for Traditional Arts, Charlotte Road, London

This course introduces students to the methods and materials used in traditional Islamic calligraphy. Students will learn how to prepare their own pen and paper. They will then experience writing the Arabic alphabet and explore the letter's underlying proportions. The course includes studying the different applications of calligraphy in the arts and crafts of the Islamic world.

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