Historian Noha Abou-Khatwa is our second speaker for the July TYPE talk series 'Ladies of Letters.'
Noha Abou-Khatwa is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture at the American University in Cairo. Her main research interests include the manuscript culture and architecture of the Medieval Muslim world, with a focus on the Mamluk era. She earned her Phd in Islamic Art and Material Culture from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, she worked at the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation, where she started the Dar al-Kutub Manuscript Conservation Project and directed it until 2006. She also founded the Islamic Art Network, which was created to aid researchers and scholars in the field. She writes about epigraphy, calligraphy and Qur’an manuscripts. She is currently doing research on two prominent 14th century Mamluk calligraphers, and on inscribed Mamluk metalwork.
Stay tuned for this live TYPE talk with Noha on Saturday, July 11 at 8:00 PM on Instagram!