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A modern monk’s work: Preserving the manuscript heritage of endangered Christianity in the Middle East

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A modern monk’s work: Preserving the manuscript heritage of endangered Christianity in the Middle East
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Dimanche 27 mai 2018

19:00 - 20:30
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Research Innovation - RI 119

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Événement de l'association
Qui peut assister : 
Grand public
Langue : 
Anglais

Since 2003, the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, has been systematically digitizing and cataloguing the manuscripts of Christian communities throughout the Middle East, working with all of the major traditions. Since the project began, wars in Iraq and Syria have uprooted Christians from their ancestral homes and sent many of them into diaspora. This lecture will review the genesis of the project, its results, and its potential significance for the study of early Christianity.

With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences International Keynote Speaker Support Fund.

Speakers: Fr. Columba Stewart OSB, Executive Director Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, Professor of Theology, Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary; Lincoln H. Blumell, Associate Professor, Department of Ancient Scipture, Brigham Young University