Vol. 12 No. 4 December 2006
Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research.
Dr. Igor A. Alimov - Head of the Department of East and Southwest Asia of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg), specialist in Far Eastern ethno cultural texts. Author of the series of monographs in the field.
Dr. Aviva Klein Franke (Sabarey) - Senior Lecturer and Assistant Prof. in the University of Cologne, Germany, since 1989. Teaching in the Seminar for Ethnology and in Martin Buber Institute for Jewish Studies. Research and teaching subjects: ethnicity, minorities and nationalities in the Middle East; the structure of the Jewish communities in the Diaspora; the social status of the Jews in Islamic countries; the history and the cultural heritage of the Jews of Yemen; documenting the crafts of the Yemenite Jews; documenting the Jewish cemetery of Aden; documenting the Jewish Community of Yemen today.
Prof. Dr. Amri R. Shikhsaidov - Head of the Department of Oriental Studies of the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Daghistan Scientific Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the history of Islam, Daghistan manuscript and epigraphic heritage, author of several monographs and articles.
Mrs. Olga V. Vasilieva - Head of the Oriental sector in the Manuscript Department of the National Library of Russia. Fields of interest - the arts of the book in the Middle East, history of the Oriental manuscripts' collections, old Turkish literary prose.