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January 20, 2022

Event
To Listen: A Global Journey
Time
7 p.m. (CT)
Location
Virtual
Topic
To Listen: A Global Journey features cultural preservation and thought leaders from around the world in conversation with HMML executive director, Father Columba Stewart, OSB. These intimate conversations help us better understand a region, a history, a culture, and the things that tie us together--all shared through the professional and personal experience of our guests.

This program features Dr. Robin Daring Young, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Spirituality at The Catholic University of America. She has published and lectured widely on topics in the history of early Christianity and its thought, including the areas of scriptural interpretation, the history of asceticism and monastic thought, and the Christian cultures of ancient Syria and Armenia. She is also the leader of an oral history project devoted to Iraqi Chaldean Catholic immigrants to Detroit both before and after the Iraq war and their effort to preserve their culture.
Presenter
Fr. Columba Stewart (host) and Dr. Robin Darling Young (guest)
Registration
Event is free and open to the public; you must register to attend.

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February 5, 2022

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The Order of Saint John of Jerusalem: Culture and Community (Hosted by Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud, MN)
Time
10:30 a.m. (CT)
Location
Virtual
Topic

A look at the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, or Rhodes, and of Malta as a religious order and sovereigns of the island of Malta through its organization, culture, and religious life. Founded in the 12th century, this unique religious order grew from a small gathering of laity and knights to a sovereign power in the Mediterranean island of Malta, whose members continue their mission to care for the poor and sick today.

This lecture is part of a four-part series for Exploring History and Culture in Central Minnesota, a program produced by our partners in Central Minnesota: Benton County Historical Society, Sauk Rapids; Morrison County Historical Society, Little Falls; Sherburne History Center, Becker; and Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud.

Presenter
Dr. Daniel K. Gullo, Joseph S. Micallef Director of the Malta Study Center
Host

Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud.

Stearns History Museum
Registration
Program will be 60 minutes in length. Registration information coming soon.
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February 12, 2022

Event
The Boy from Buckman Plants a Seed (Hosted by Morrison County Historical Society, Little Falls, MN)
Time
10:30 a.m. (CT)
Location
Virtual
Topic

HMML’s work today relies heavily on the early work of the monks at Saint John’s Abbey to make microfilm copies of manuscripts. HMML began work in April 1965 at Kremsmünster Abbey in Austria, led by Father Oliver Kapsner, OSB (1902-1991; born Leonard Kapsner, in Buckman, MN). This presentation will tie together Father Oliver’s start in Central Minnesota and his productive and successful career documenting and preserving books in Austria and elsewhere.

This lecture is part of a four-part series for Exploring History and Culture in Central Minnesota, a program produced by our partners in Central Minnesota: Benton County Historical Society, Sauk Rapids; Morrison County Historical Society, Little Falls; Sherburne History Center, Becker; and Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud.

Presenter
Dr. Matthew Z. Heintzelman, Curator of Western European Manuscripts & Special Collections
Host

Morrison County Historical Society, Little Falls.

Morrison County Historical Society
Registration
Program will be 60 minutes in length. Registration information coming soon.
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February 19, 2022

Event
The Manuscript Heritage of Muslim Communities in Minnesota and Beyond (Hosted by Sherburne History Center, Becker, MN)
Time
10:30 a.m. (CT)
Location
Virtual
Topic

This presentation will provide a brief introduction to the visual and textual elements of Islamic manuscript traditions from around the world. Muslims are an important and growing part of the Minnesota community, and this presentation will discuss one aspect of Islamic cultural heritage, and HMML's efforts to preserve Islamic heritage for future generations.

This lecture is part of a four-part series for Exploring History and Culture in Central Minnesota, a program produced by our partners in Central Minnesota: Benton County Historical Society, Sauk Rapids; Morrison County Historical Society, Little Falls; Sherburne History Center, Becker; and Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud.

Presenter
Dr. Josh Mugler, Curator of Islamic Manuscripts
Host

Sherburne History Center, Becker.

Sherburne History Center
Registration
Program will be 60 minutes in length. Registration information coming soon.
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February 26, 2022

Event
Ash pe pekran? An Encounter with Coptic Cultural Heritage (Hosted by Benton County Historical Society, Sauk Rapids, MN)
Time
10:30 a.m. (CT)
Location
Virtual
Topic

Coptic Christians represent a small but growing community in Minnesota, with two churches in the Minneapolis–St. Paul area. This presentation will give a brief introduction to the ancient and fascinating Coptic Egyptian culture. It will also highlight resources for the study of Coptic cultural heritage, focusing on manuscripts digitized by HMML.

This lecture is part of a four-part series for Exploring History and Culture in Central Minnesota, a program produced by our partners in Central Minnesota: Benton County Historical Society, Sauk Rapids; Morrison County Historical Society, Little Falls; Sherburne History Center, Becker; and Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud.

Presenter
Dr. David Calabro, Curator of Eastern Christian Manuscripts
Host

Benton County Historical Society, Sauk Rapids.

Benton County Historical Society
Registration
Program will be 60 minutes in length. Registration information coming soon.

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