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The Manuscripts and Intellectual Legacy of Timbuktu, Robin Walker at the Museum of London/ Online/ Watch Later

28.10.2021 , 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

On Thursday 28 October 2021 starting at 6:00pm

All the lectures are hybrid (online/ in person) and also available to watch on replay. You can sign up using the website links below.


The Malian city of Timbuktu is one of the world’s oldest seats of learning and has an intellectual legacy of hundreds of thousands of manuscripts, coming from three great West African desert empires: Ancient Ghana, medieval Mali, and the Songhai Empire. These manuscripts offer a unique window into their history. Many remain unread. This lecture will look at how their study can be used to advance our knowledge of the intellectual history of the premodern world.



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