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“Words Matter”: Rhetoric, Precedent and Languages in the WTO

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Posted in Major Projects, Projects, Texts & Languages

  Law is a rhetorical exercise, the unique authority of which rests heavily on its ability to persuade through reasoning.

Manuscripts in the “New Golden Age”

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Posted in Events, Talks, Uncategorized

Dr. Roger Easton, of Rochester Institute of Technology, spoke to an audience of over 50 people on Wednesday, 20 February, regarding advancements in digital imaging technology and its impact on the future of manuscript studies.

The Art of Science: The Islamic Scientific Manuscript Initiative

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Posted in Bibliography, Cultural Archives & Curation, Major Projects, Projects, Resources, Texts & Languages

    Often overlooked after the European Renaissance, the rich world of the rational sciences in Islamic countries is being revealed by the work of Dr. Jamil Ragep and his team at McGill’s Institute of Islamic Studies under the umbrella group

Investigating a “Global Economy”: The Indian Ocean World Centre

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Posted in Major Projects, Projects, Spaces & Publics

  With funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Professor Gwyn Campbell and the Indian Ocean World Centre are pursuing a Major Collaborative Research Initiative that through the lens of human-environmental interaction examines the development of an early

Characterizing a Collection: An Analysis of the McGill Library System

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  Online library catalogues are not often regarded as sources for historical analysis. While they are designed and used for resource location, their consideration as a primary source document is infrequent.