Our areas of focus

PMI will focus on advancing Persian manuscript studies in the following areas:

Digitization: Working with global leaders in manuscript digitization, PMI will expand the number and quality of digitized Persian manuscripts, focusing in particular on archives in which the manuscripts are in danger due to political instability or lack of funding for proper preservation.

Education and Training: PMI is developing online training modules for teaching both manuscript studies and best practices for preservation and cataloging of Persian manuscripts.

Constructing Digital Infrastructure and Cultivating a Global Community of Users: PMI will develop the digital infrastructure to increase global access to Persian manuscripts. The development of this infrastructure will be coupled with a long-term plan for cultivating a committed global community of scholars and curators that will together increase our knowledge of the Persian manuscript tradition.