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René-Vincent Du Grandlaunay

René-Vincent Guérin du Graudlaunay is French and lives in Cairo. He is the director of the Idéo library.

After studying philosophy and theology in Lille and at University of Strasbourg, he spent two years in Mosul and arrived in Egypt in 1997. His studies in codicology and text editing at Institut des manuscrits arabes (Alecso) and management of the Idéo library make them aware of the delicate question of the culture / IT relationship. He is the inspiration and the project manager of the application AlKindi intended for the management of multi funds -alphabetic and multilingual libraries.

He defended a doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Abdallah Cheikh-Moussa ( Université de Paris IV – Sorbonne ) on November 14 2015. This work edits and studies the first chapters of the autobiography of Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Muḥammad al-Sakhāwī (831‒902 / 1427‒1497) entitled Iršād al-ġāwī bal isʿād al-ṭālib wa-l-rāwī li-l-iʿlām bi-tarǧamat al-Saḫāwī .

Source: IDEO

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Institut dominicain d’Etudes orientales - Egypt

Project 200 : An historical contextualization of 200 authors from the Arab Muslim heritage (Closed)

The project is to report systematically on 200 former Arab authors (belonging to the first 10 centuries of the Hegira ) their lists of works (lost, written or edited ) and the relationships that these works have with each other (commentary, summary , refutation … ) We will give importance to the links between the […]

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