The Manuscriptistan Project: Updates

©2022 anthony cerulli

One of Manuscriptistan’s largest prints (above) appears on the cover of my new book with the University of California Press, The Practice of Texts (2022).

17 images from the Manuscriptistan Project appear in the new book, L’Arthaśāstra, plus a postface by me about the project, “L’art dans l’archive: Manuscrits dans l’histoire de l’Inde,” with Les Belles Lettres (Paris, April 2022).

“Manuscriptistan 18” and “Manuscriptistan 53” will appear in From Kitabkhana [Library] to Karkhana [Workshop]: The Arts of the Book in South Asia by Sonal Khullar (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2022).

© 2022 anthony cerulli

An article about the Manuscriptistan Project, Archival Aesthetics: Framing and Exhibiting Indian Manuscripts and Manuscript Libraries, appeared in South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies in May 2020.

Four Manuscriptistan photographs hung in a juried exhibit at the Chazen Museum of Art,  Madison, WI, Feb-May 2020.

In November 2019, I gave a presentation and there was a panel discussion about the Manuscriptistan Project at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, “Seeing, Framing, and Experiencing Manuscript Cultures in Contemporary India.”

An article by Shirya Karam about The Manuscriptistan Project appeared on Oct. 2, 2019 in the Daily Pennsylvanian: “New Van Pelt Library exhibit highlights aesthetics of Indian manuscripts”

The first exhibition of the The Manuscriptistan Project hung Sept. 9, 2019 — Dec. 13, 2019 at the Kamin Gallery of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania (advertisement).

©2022 anthony cerulli