HMML Staff Presents

HMML Staff Presents

Presentations by HMML Staff and Scholars.

Upcoming Presentations

  • May 27, 2022

    North American Patristics Society

    Location - Chicago, IL

    Speaker - Dr. James Walters, Cataloger of Syriac Manuscripts

    Topic - The Transmission of a Collection of Apocryphal Testimonia in Syriac Manuscripts

  • June 9, 2022

    Archiving 2022 (Society of Imaging Science and Technology)

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Katherine Goertz, Curator/Registrar, Art Collections

    Topic - Integrating Advanced Imaging of HMML Icons

  • July 4-9, 2022

    13th Symposium Syriacum

    Location - Paris, France

    Speaker - Dr. Vevian Zaki, Cataloger of Arabic Manuscripts

    Topic - Coptic Networks in Fourteenth-Century Egypt and Syria: Tūmā ibn al-Ṣāʼigh and his Clients

  • July 4-9, 2022

    13th Symposium Syriacum

    Location - Paris, France

    Speaker - Father Columba Stewart, OSB, Executive Director

    Topic - New Manuscript Evidence for the Letter to Melania of Evagrius Ponticus

  • July 4-9, 2022

    13th Symposium Syriacum

    Location - Paris, France

    Speaker - Dr. David Calabro, Curator of Eastern Christian Manuscripts

    Topic - Soundings in the Textual History of Syriac Amulets

  • July 4-9, 2022

    11th Christian Arabic Studies Congress

    Location - Paris, France

    Speaker - Ted Erho, Cataloger of Ethiopic Manuscripts

    Topic - The Arabic Ambrosian Homiliary and the Ethiopic Homiliary of the Fathers: Evidence for an Early Adoption of Arabic Melkite Texts by Miaphysites in Egypt

  • August 8-12, 2022

    18th World Congress of Jewish Studies

    Location - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem

    Speaker - Ted Erho, Cataloger of Ethiopic Manuscripts

    Topic - Ezra Literature Among Jews and Christians in the Horn of Africa

  • September 12-17, 2022

    34th Deutsche Orientalistentag, hosted by the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin

    Location - Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Speaker - Dr. Celeste Gianni, Cataloger of Arabic Manuscripts

    Topic - The Fihris of Paul Sbath, or: Cataloging as a Mirror of Identity in the Early 20th-Century Middle East

Past Presentations

  • May 18, 2022

    L’Ordine di Malta e la Lingua d’Italia Architettura e temi decorativi dalla Controriforma al Settecento

    Location - Rome, Italy

    Speaker - Dr. Daniel K. Gullo, Joseph S. Micallef Director of the Malta Study Center

    Topic - Malta Study Center and Digitization of the Langue of Italy

  • May 16, 2022

    University of Malta and the Malta Study Center

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. Daniel K. Gullo, Joseph S. Micallef Director of the Malta Study Center

    Topic - Preservation and Access of Hospitaller Records at HMML’s Malta Study Center

  • May 14, 2022

    57th International Congress on Medieval Studies

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. James Walters, Cataloger of Syriac Manuscripts

    Topic - Crossing Confessional Boundaries: The Afterlife of a West Syriac Text Among East Syriac Communities

  • May 14, 2022

    57th International Congress on Medieval Studies

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. David Calabro, Curator of Eastern Christian Manuscripts

    Topic - Stories of Disguised Women Saints in Eastern Christianity: New Insights from Digital Manuscripts

  • May 12, 2022

    Federal Association of the Order of Malta

    Location - Saint Cantius Church, Chicago, IL

    Speaker - Dr. Daniel K. Gullo, Joseph S. Micallef Director of the Malta Study Center

    Topic - A History of the Order of Malta in Ten Objects

  • May 6, 2022

    Minnesota Library Association ARLD Day 2022

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. Daniel K. Gullo, Joseph S. Micallef Director of the Malta Study Center

    Topic - HMML Authority File and Access to Understudied Literary Traditions

  • April 5, 2022

    Timbuktu Talks

    Location - Virtual and at the Center for African Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois

    Speaker - Dr. Ali Diakite, Dr. Paul Naylor

    Topic - Hiding in Plain Sight: Truly Local Knowledge Traditions in the Libraries of Timbuktu

  • April 5, 2022

    McGill-Munich-Grinnell Conference on 40 Years of Pseudepigrapha Research

    Location - School of Religious Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

    Speaker - Dr. David Calabro, Curator of Eastern Christian Manuscripts

    Topic - Of Moses, Mountains, and Models: Joseph Smith’s Book of Moses in Dialogue with the Greek Life of Adam and Eve

  • March 30-April 2, 2022

    Renaissance Society of America

    Location - Dublin, Ireland

    Speaker - Dr. Daniel K. Gullo, Joseph S. Micallef Director of the Malta Study Center

    Topic - War, Propaganda, and Patronage in the Condotta Navale of Francesco Scalletari

  • March 30, 2022

    Universität Erfurt, Forschungsbibliothek Gotha

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. Ali Diakite, Dr. Paul Naylor

    Topic - From Ségou to SAVAMA: Destruction and Creation of West African Archives 1892-2022

  • February 26, 2022

    Exploring History and Culture in Central Minnesota

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. David Calabro, Curator of Eastern Christian Manuscripts

    Topic - Ash pe pekran? An Encounter with Coptic Cultural Heritage

  • February 19, 2022

    Exploring History and Culture in Central Minnesota

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. Josh Mugler, Curator of Islamic Manuscripts

    Topic - The Manuscript Heritage of Muslim Communities in Minnesota and Beyond

  • February 11-12, 2022

    “Sacred Space(s)” Winter 2022 Mediterranean Seminar Workshop

    Location - Fresno State University, Fresno, California

    Speaker - Dr. Daniel K. Gullo, Joseph S. Micallef Director of the Malta Study Center

    Topic - Contesting Saint Paul's Shipwreck in the 18th century

  • February 12, 2022

    Exploring History and Culture in Central Minnesota

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. Matthew Z. Heintzelman, Curator of Western European Manuscripts & Special Collections

    Topic - The Boy from Buckman Plants a Seed

  • February 5, 2022

    Exploring History and Culture in Central Minnesota

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. Daniel K. Gullo, Joseph S. Micallef Director of the Malta Study Center

    Topic - The Order of Saint John of Jerusalem: Culture and Community

  • December 16, 2021

    Scribal Identity and Agency

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. Vevian Zaki, Cataloger of Arabic Manuscripts

    Topic - To be a Scribe of Christian Arabic Texts: Skills and Challenges

  • December 15, 2021

    Traditions of Magic in the Near East and Caucasus, hosted by the Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. David Calabro, Curator of Eastern Christian Manuscripts

    Topic - Ritual Power in Situ: New Light from Digital Manuscripts on Syriac Protective Charms

  • November 10, 2021

    Kurdish Cultural Association at the University of Chicago

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. Josh Mugler, Curator of Islamic Manuscripts

    Topic - Kurdish Manuscripts at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library

  • November 9, 2021

    7th Annual Costan Lecture in Early Christianity, Georgetown University

    Location - ICC Auditorium, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

    Speaker - Father Columba Stewart, OSB, Executive Director

    Topic - Ascetic Influencers: The Manichaeans and the Development of Early Christian Asceticism

  • November 5, 2021

    Timbuktu Talks, Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. Paul Naylor, Cataloger of West African Manuscripts

    Topic - From Rebels to Rulers: Writing Legitimacy in the Early Sokoto State

  • October 28, 2021

    Authority Records and Manuscripts in Libraries and Research
    Hosted by the Berlin State Library in collaboration with “Bibliotheca Arabica”

    Location - Virtual (Berlin, Germany)

    Speaker - Dr. David Calabro, Dr. Josh Mugler, Dr. Catherine Walsh

    Topic - Titulus and HMML Authority File: Creating and Sharing Authorities from Cross-cultural Manuscript Traditions at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library

  • October 27, 2021

    Authority Records and Manuscripts in Libraries and Research
    Hosted by the Berlin State Library in collaboration with “Bibliotheca Arabica”

    Location - Virtual (Berlin, Germany)

    Speaker - Father Columba Stewart, OSB, Executive Director

    Topic - The Digital Dawn of Comparative Manuscript Studies: How Authority Control Has Become the Critical Link

  • October 26, 2021

    MELA 2021 Annual

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Walid Mourad, Dr. Josh Mugler, Dr. Catherine Walsh

    Topic - Collaborations and Partnerships for Endangered Archives and Libraries: Case Studies from the Past, Present, and Future

  • October 21, 2021

    Fall Lecture in the Humanities, University of Scranton

    Location - Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

    Speaker - Father Columba Stewart, OSB, Executive Director

    Topic - Recovering the voices of our ancestors: preserving the world’s endangered manuscript heritage

  • October 20, 2021

    Malta Map Society

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. Daniel K. Gullo, Joseph S. Micallef Director of the Malta Study Center

    Topic - Printed Maps at HMML’s Malta Study Center

  • October 13, 2021

    The Presidency Culture Symposia Series

    Location - Virtual (Sant'Anton Palace, Malta)

    Speaker - Dr. Daniel K. Gullo, Joseph S. Micallef Director of the Malta Study Center

    Topic - Private Collections, Collectors, and the Cultural Heritage of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem

  • September 29, 2021

    Islamicate Digital Humanities Network, The Next Generation

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Walid Mourad, Field Director for the Middle East, Africa & South Asia

    Topic - Introduction of field digitization

  • September 28, 2021

    York University, Canada

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. Ali Diakite, Dr. Paul Naylor

    Topic - West African Esoteric Material (Fawāʾid): Identification, Content and Cataloguing Strategy

  • September 13‐16, 2021

    Islamic Manuscript Association Conference on Arabic-Script Manuscripts in Africa

    Location - Alexandria, Egypt

    Speaker - Dr. Ali Diakite, Dr. Paul Naylor, Dr. David Calabro

    Topic - HMML’s Model for Standardized Metadata of West African Manuscripts

  • September 10-12, 2021

    Die Petrusapokalypse im Rahmen apokalyptischer und frühchristlich-apokrypher Traditionen

    Location - Universität Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

    Speaker - Ted Erho, Cataloger of Ethiopic Manuscripts

    Topic - Apocalyptic Imagery in an Ethiopic Homily: New Evidence for the Apocalypse of Peter in Ethiopia?

  • June 29, 2021

    Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Father Columba Stewart, OSB, Executive Director

    Topic - What can the origins of Christian monasticism tell us about monastic life today?

  • June 23, 2021

    2021 IIIF Annual Conference

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - John Meyerhofer, Director of Information Systems

    Topic - Using a Static Site Generator to generate IIIF Level 0 manifests for the web

  • June 10, 2021

    Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars' Conference, Lipscomb University

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Father Columba Stewart, OSB, Executive Director

    Topic - Making Whole Again: Reuniting Cultural Heritage through Large-scale Digitization of Previously Unknown Manuscripts in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.

  • June 9, 2021

    Semitistisches Forschungskolloquium

    Location - Virtual (Berlin, Germany; FU Berlin)

    Speaker - Ted Erho, Cataloger of Ethiopic Manuscripts

    Topic - Jacob of Serugh's homilies in medieval and modern Ethiopia

  • June 4, 2021

    Day of Digital Humanities

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - John Meyerhofer, Director of Information Systems

    Topic - 11ty IIIF Manifest Generator tool

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