PMI Gives Presentation to the Library of Congress

source: www.loc.gov

source: www.loc.gov

Over a year ago, we began what we now call the Persian Manuscript Initiative by assembling a team of international scholars, helmed by Emad Khazraee of Kent State University and Matthew Miller of the University of Maryland. Our team set forth to preserve and digitize manuscripts from the National Archive of Afghanistan.

After training the NAA staff on basic preservation and cataloging, we completed a groundbreaking curatorial evaluation of over 7,000 manuscripts found in the archives.  

Yesterday we were honored to be able to present the findings of our work in Afghanistan to Carla Hayden, the librarian of Congress, and Vartan Gregorian, the president of Carnegie Corporation of New York. This was an encouraging step toward familiarizing fellow scholars with the mission of the PMI. 

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