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I currently catalogue roughly 1,000 Persian manuscripts held in the John Rylands Research Institute and Library collections, develop metadata records in TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) for digitized volumes uploaded to Manchester Digital Collections, and also contribute records to Fihristthe UK’s Union catalogue for manuscripts from the Islamicate world. In addition, I am finishing my doctoral dissertation on 16th-century paper marbling at the Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Leiden University.

External positions

PhD Candidate, Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS)

1 May 201631 Aug 2022

Areas of expertise

  • PK Indo-Iranian
  • New Persian
  • Modern Persian
  • Persian manuscripts
  • PI Oriental languages and literatures
  • Ottoman Turkish
  • Ottoman manuscripts
  • PJ Semitic
  • Arabic
  • Arabic manuscripts
  • Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
  • Manuscript Studies
  • Codicology
  • Decorated Papers
  • Islamic Bookbinding
  • Sigillography
  • Paper Currency


  • Manuscripts
  • Persian Literature
  • Cataloguing
  • Metadata
  • Persianate World
  • Islamicate World


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