vHMML Reading Room is now live!
vHMML Reading Room is a game-changing research tool for anyone interested in manuscript studies, including bibliophiles, students, or scholars who use manuscripts for academic study. The initial collections available on vHMML Reading Room include representative samples of HMML’s vast microfilm and digital resources, including images from Malta, Iraq, Ethiopia, Syriac texts and the famed Timbuktu manuscripts. Collections will be added as quickly as cataloging allows.
HMML / Dumbarton Oaks Syriac and Armenian Summer School 2017
Dumbarton Oaks, in collaboration with HMML, announces two intensive five-week courses introducing Syriac and Classical Armenian language and paleography in summer of 2017. The program, sponsored and funded by Dumbarton Oaks, will be hosted at HMML. The summer school will run from July 10 to August 12, 2017. The audience is doctoral students or recent PhDs who can demonstrate a need to learn Syriac or Armenian for their research. Note that it is not possible to enroll in both courses. Approximately ten places will be available in each course. Costs for tuition, housing, and meals will be covered by Dumbarton Oaks. Applications due January 15, 2017. See the full announcement.
Join Fr. Columba on a HMML Tour of the Balkans
HMML Millennium Club & Legacy Society Members are invited to a tour in the Balkans with HMML Executive Director Father Columba Stewart, OSB June 3-15, 2017. The tour will include sites in Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania. Interested? See more on the trip's website. Millennium Club members conribute a minimum of $1,000 annually to HMML; Legacy Society members have made a provision for HMML in their estate plans.
HMML featured in The National in Abu Dhabi
The National, an English-language publication in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, profiled HMML in an article about HMML's cultural preservation efforts among Christian and Muslim communities in Jerusalem and around the world. Read the piece online.
HMML & Syriac Manuscripts: New Exhibition
Since 2003, HMML has digitized over 13,500 manuscripts belonging to Syriac communities in Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and India. The current exhibition in HMML's Reading Room at Saint John's University includes over a dozen rare books and manuscripts, including a manuscript fragment from the 9th Century, an Ottoman pen case and inkwell from Damascus and a 21st Century prayer stole from Kerala, India. See information on the news page and see the exhibition online.
Read the feature article about HMML’s work to preserve Timbuktu’s manuscripts in the December 19, 2015 issue of The Economist.>>
HMML Featured on KSTP News
KSTP Channel 5 News in Minneapolis featured our manuscript preservation work around the world, particularly in the Middle East, in a news report on Sunday night, March 13. Read the story and see the video from KSTP.
KVSC Radio features HMML
HMML's global manuscript preservation work was featured on KVSC, 88.9, in St. Cloud, in the their series Untold Stories . See more on KVSC's website.
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