HMML places special priority on manuscripts endangered by political conflict. In a recent piece in The Atlantic, "The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts from ISIS," Italian journalist Matteo Fagotto travels with Fr Columba, detailing HMML's global preservation work in the face of religious extremism. Read the entire article in The Atlantic.
New Exhibition in HMML’s Reading Room: Terra incognita: Tracing Western Understanding of the Earth through Maps
The earliest map (1698) of the Upper Midwest in the Saint John’s collections is included in the exhibition. The map accompanies a travel account by Father Louis Hennepin, OFM (1626-1705), a familiar name to many Minnesotans. Fr. Hennepin traveled into Wisconsin and Minnesota in the 1670’s. His report of the St. Anthony Falls was the first printed reference to this natural landmark.
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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 Executive Director Father Columba Stewart participated in the 14th annual international joint commission for theological dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches in Rome. The conference was the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches. Father Columba was one of several scholarly members that presented papers at the meeting. See more on our News page.
A new international exhibition at the BOZAR Centre of Fine Arts in Brussels features three manuscripts from HMML’s Malta Study Center and reflects the cultural diversity that is the foundation of the Maltese identity. The exhibition, “Malta – land of sea,” is in collaboration with Heritage Malta and Arts Council Malta. The exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of Malta’s original proposal for the United Nation’s Convention of the Law of the Sea, will be open between 17th February and 28th May of 2017. See the manuscripts and learn more on our News page.
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.
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.
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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