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TLRH | Fellow in Focus with Dr Torsten Wollina

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 1 – 2pm

TLRH | Fellow in Focus with Dr Torsten Wollina

Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Fellow for 2019-20 Dr Torsten Wollina will sit down for a virtual 'in conversation' with Professor Anna Chahoud (Department of Classics, TCD), to discuss Arabic manuscripts at Trinity Library and about the Library’s history more generally, with particular reference to the digital exhibition "Why were Arabic manuscripts collected in 17th-century Dublin? The early collection of the Library of Trinity College Dublin“.

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Torsten Wollina
Torsten Wollina has been a Research Associate at research institutes in Germany and Beirut. Most recently, he taught Islamic Studies and Middle Eastern History at Hamburg University. His first book, Twenty Years of Everyday Life (in German), analyzes a rare 15th-century Arabic diary for the author’s views on the world, society, and himself. It was published in 2014. Torsten is engaged in public history, both through his blog „Damascus Anecdotes“ and as a co-editor of the „Tweeting Historians“ Twitter Account

Room: Online webinar
Research Theme: Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Contact Name: Trinity Long Room Hub
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