HMML is collaborating with the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, to provide open access to approximately 15,000 digitized Zaydi manuscripts from Yemen and neighboring countries. The three-year project will help support and make accessible the Zaydi handwritten heritage—a heritage that is on the verge of destruction in Yemen.
The Zaydi literary tradition is among the richest and most variegated traditions within Islamic civilization and at the same time, one of the least studied. The project, “The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition (ZMT),” consists of two components: a digital portal on the website of the Institute for Advanced Study, and manuscript images with catalog records in vHMML Reading Room, HMML’s online manuscript resource. Learn more.
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 and will be open between February 17 and May 28, 2017. See the manuscripts and learn more on our News page.
HMML News Coverage
HMML has been featured in several international news stories recently, including:
NPR's Here and Now
Australia's The World Today
BBC World Service (story begins 33:10)
The Vatican's L'Osservatore Romano
PBS' Religion and Ethics Newsweekly
Katholisch.de (English translation)
National Catholic Register
Radio New Zealand
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