Mani in Cambridge: A Day-Symposium on Manichaean Studies
The Trust has a long-standing connection with the study of Manichaeism and from 1999 to 2005 was the home of the AHRC funded Manichaean Dictionary Project, headed by our Chairman Nicholas Sims-Williams. As a result several volumes were published in the Brepols Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum series as part of the Dictionary of Manichaean Texts, namely vol. 2: Texts from Iraq and Iran (Texts in Syriac, Arabic, Persian and Zoroastrian Middle Persian) by F. de Blois and others (2006); vol. 3, part 1: Dictionary of Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian by D. Durkin-Meisterernst (2004); vol. 3, part 2: Dictionary of Manichaean Sogdian and Bactrian by N. Sims-Williams and D. Durkin-Meisterernst (2012); and vol. 3, part 4: Dictionary of Manichaean Texts in Chinese by G. Mikkelsen (2006).
On Saturday 25 March, as part of an ongoing research project, we are holding a one day Symposium on Manichaean Studies sponsored jointly by the Ancient India and Iran Trust, the International Association of Manichaean Studies and the Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum Project.
4.30-5.00 Tea and biscuits
5.00-5.30 Sam Lieu: The art of the Manichaean scribe in an Electronic Age
5.30-6.30 Drinks reception (provided by the Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum Project)
7.00- Dinner (pay your own) at a local restaurant
All sessions are open to members of the public and Friends of the Ancient India and Iran Trust are particularly welcome to attend. If you wish to come please contact the co-ordinator Sam Lieu (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register for the event beforehand.
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