IIS Special Collections: A Journey along the Silk Road through Manuscripts and Coins
Through their associated stories and connectedness, heritage materials such as manuscripts and rare books help us understand areas through a historical lens.
This live stream, a first of its kind, will provide a glimpse into special items from the Institute of Ismaili Studies collection, including manuscripts and coins from regions along the Silk Road. Through a live display of special items, the stream will explore the story behind these items and their connectedness with each other.
Naureen Ali is a Cataloguer and Adlib Officer at the Ismaili Special Collections Unit. Her work focuses on cataloguing, managing and collection care of special items, including Khojki and Gujarati materials.
Naureen graduated with a Graduate Diploma in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) in 2013 with a Master of Arts in Gender Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies. Prior to this, she pursued a BSc (Hons) degree in Social Sciences with a concentration in Anthropology from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Her research projects include, ‘An analysis of Jamatkhanas as gendered transnational spaces for Ugandan Ismaili women’ as well as ‘Variations in Gender Roles amongst Indian migrant women in the United Kingdom’. She has also worked as a Co-ordinator at a female residential college at LUMS as well as an intern at the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Lahore.