Iranian manuscript scholars honored at national library 

February 17, 2019 - 18:33

TEHRAN – The 16th Honoring Ceremony for Supporters of Manuscripts was held at the National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) on Saturday.

Thirteen scholars on Arabic and Persian manuscripts were honored during the ceremony.

In the bibliography and document category, Aref Noshahi won the award. He received the honor for a compilation of the Persian manuscripts being preserved at libraries in Pakistan.

Ali Safari and Saeid Shafieiun shared the award in the literature section. Safari won the award for the compilation of scattered Persian poems in manuscripts and the corrections he has made to the collection published under the title of “The Persian Poems Scattered in Manuscripts”.

Shafieiun received the honor for his corrections to “Nafa’is al-maasir, tazkirah-i sh’ura-i Farsi” by Ala al-Daulah Qazwini Kami.

In the history and geography section, Ali-Akbar Ahmadi Darani was honored for his corrections to “Dastur al-Katib fi Ta’iin Al-Maratib” by Mukhammad ibn Khindushakh Nakhchivani.

The award in the sciences section went to Fatemeh Mehri for correting Kamal Al-Din Abi Al-Baqa' Muhammad ibn Mu Dumayri’s “Hayat al-hayawan al-kubra”.

The organizers also honored Farshideh Konani from the Central Library and Archives of the University of Tehran as the Best Librarian of Manuscripts and Documents.

In addition, Nayyereh Mohammadian and Roqieh Mahmudi shared an award for contributions to manuscript restoration.      

Photo: Aref Noshahi (2nd R) receives an award from Science, Research and Technology Minister Mansour Gholami during the 16th Honoring Ceremony for Supporters of Manuscripts at the National Library and Archives of Iran on February 16, 2019. (Tasnim/Mohammadreza Amirhassani)


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