via the Temasek History Research Centre: Readers may be interested in this talk by Dr. Farouk Yahya on Malay Manuscripts on September 2. Zoom registration link below. This lecture is part of the Archaeology and Art History series of lectures I am co-convening on behalf of the centre.
Manuscripts are handwritten texts (prior to the advent of printing, books and documents had to be written and copied by hand). Malay manuscripts were written in a form of Arabic script known as Jawi. The texts contained in these manuscripts cover a broad range of topics such as religion, literature, legal codes, medicine and correspondence.
Apart from texts, manuscripts may also contain visual and artistic elements such as illustrations, diagrams and decoration. This lecture will look at illustrated Malay manuscripts, with a focus on those relating to the topic of magic and divination. These manuscripts are important for our understanding of Malay art, especially drawing and painting. They also provide us with an insight into life in Malay society in the past.
Source: Webinar Registration – Zoom
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