René-Vincent Guérin du Grandlaunay, O.P.

RVGLRené-Vincent Guérin du Grandlaunay is French and lives in Paris. He was director of IDEO’s library until 2021.

After his studies in philosophy and theology in Lille and at Strasbourg University, he spent two years in Mosul and arrived in Egypt in 1997. Studying codicology at the Institute of Arab Manuscripts (ALECSO) and heading IDEO’s library made him aware of the challenges that lie in the link between culture and information technology. He is the initiator and designer of the software AlKindi, designed to manage Arabic libraries’ funds.

He obtained his PhD under the supervision of Pr. Abdallah Cheikh-Moussa (University of Paris IV ‒ Sorbonne) on November 14th, 2015. He worked on the edition and analysis of 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.

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