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Explore the many countries, cities and institutions of HMML’s fieldwork sites.

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People

Meet some of the people, communities and traditions who are part of HMML’s global team.

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Manuscripts

Learn more about the manuscripts in HMML’s digital and microfilm collections.

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Upcoming Events

‘Why Cultural Heritage Matters’ program on TPT Twin Cities Public Television:

  • Sunday, April 19 at 8am on TPT 2
  • Sunday, April 19 at 7:30pm on TPT MN
  • Sunday, April 26 at 1:30am on TPT MN
  • Sunday, April 26 at 7:30am on TPT MN
  • Sunday, April 26 at 1:30pm on TPT MN2

This 30-minute program highlights the reasons why preserving the knowledge of the past is important for the understanding of our future. HMML’s Father Columba Stewart, OSB, and Fred de Sam Lazaro (PBS NewsHour and the Under-told Stories Project) discuss the vital work of digitizing important historical manuscripts in partnership with communities around the world. During their conversation, Fr. Columba explains how and why HMML does its work, emphasizing the importance of preserving the world’s handwritten heritage for the purpose of fostering conversation and respectful debate among different cultures and religions. Tune in to TPT for inspiration in these uncertain times: https://www.tpt.org/why-cultural-heritage-matters/


Cut, Eaten, Burnt, Stained: The Perilous Life of Old Books 
*Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, this event has been postponed. Check back for updates.
March 26, 2020
MCBA Lecture Series 2020: HMML’s Dr. Melissa Moreton explores the world of damaged medieval books and demonstrate the resilience of these carriers of knowledge. 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN. Tickets.


Books ripped away: Secularization and the Removal of Monastic Books to State Libraries
*Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, this event has been postponed. Check back for updates.

April 16, 2020
MCBA Lecture Series 2020: HMML’s Dr. Matthew Heintzelman looks at the history of monastic collections that were built over centuries and their removal to the Bavarian State Library, state libraries and archives in Austria. 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN. Tickets.