Tombouctou Manuscript Project Conference

22 August 2005

This conference was held in August 2005. It aimed to provide a platform for research into Timbuktu’s manuscript libraries. The conference tackled this broad field from various angles, including the history of Timbuktu, Arabic-African literature as sources of history, scholars of Timbuktu and the production of literature in West Africa. The conference brought together experts from various parts of Africa and the world. The papers presented during the event were then published in the book, The Meanings of Timbuktu. (see Publications

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