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Jan Just Witkam

Jan Just Witkam, Emeritus Professor of Codicology and Paleography of the Islamic World at Leiden University, Faculty of Humanities
Jan Just Witkam

Professor Dr Jan Just Witkam is Emeritus Professor of Codicology and Paleography of the Islamic World, at the Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University, and a well-published scholar and former curator of the Oriental Collection of Leiden University Library. Among his numerous publications are: Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, Mekka in de tweede helft van de negentiende eeuw. Schetsen uit het dagelijks leven, translated and introduced by Jan Just Witkam (Amsterdam/Antwerpen: Uitgeverij Atlas, 2007); ''The Islamic manuscripts in the McPherson Library, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.', in: Journal of Islamic Manuscripts 1 (2010), pp. 101-142; 'The Oriental Manuscripts in the Juynboll Family Library in Leiden', in: Journal of Islamic Manuscripts 3 (2012), pp. 20-102. A full list of publications can be found on his personal website.

Besides his university carreer, Professor Witkam was - among other things - the founder and editor of the journal Manuscripts of the Middle East, Leiden; co-founder of the facsimile series Manuscripta Indonesica, Leiden; member executive board, Scaliger Institute, Leiden University; conseil scientifique, Bibliothèque universitaire de langues et cultures (BULAC); secretary at the Foundation Oosters Instituut, Leiden; and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Islamic Manuscripts (Leiden: E.J. Brill).

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