HMML Staff Presents

HMML Staff Presents

Presentations by HMML Staff and Scholars.

Upcoming Presentations

  • September 27-29, 2023

    “Studying Written Artefacts: Challenges and Perspectives,” Universität Hamburg, Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures

    Location - Hamburg, Germany

    Speaker - Dr. Catherine Walsh, Director of Cataloging

    Topic - Round Table: “Written Artefacts: Research and Ethics”

  • November 2-5, 2023

    Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting

    Location - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Speaker - Dr. Josh Mugler, Curator of Eastern Christian and Islamic Manuscripts

    Topic - Manuscript Collection and Digitization in Post-ISIS Mosul

  • November 18-21, 2023

    American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

    Location - San Antonio, TX

    Speaker - Dr. Josh Mugler, Curator of Eastern Christian and Islamic Manuscripts

    Topic - Non-Zaydī Texts in the Zaydī Manuscript Collections of Yemen

  • November 30-December 2, 2023

    African Studies Association 66th Annual Meeting

    Location - San Francisco, CA

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

    Topic - Governance in Gwandu: A Fulani hegemony in Sokoto’s western territories, captured in Saʻd ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān’s Tartīb al-aṣḥāb

  • December 12, 2023

    Workshop: “Islamic art in Italy: from the artefacts to their reception”

    Location - Università di Bologna - Dipartimento di Storia, Culture e Civiltà

    Speaker - Dr. Celeste Gianni, Cataloger of Arabic Manuscripts

    Topic - Islamic metalworks in the Duchy of Urbino: from the artefacts to their reception

Past Presentations

  • August 2, 2023

    Order of Malta - Western Association of the Order of Malta Retreat

    Location - Collegeville, MN

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

    Topic - The Malta Study Center's Mission to Save the Endangered Archives of the Order of Malta: Florence and Valletta

  • July 21-22, 2023

    Institut für den nahen und mittleren osten, Ludwig-Maximilians University

    Location - Munich, Germany

    Speaker - Dr. Vevian Zaki, Cataloger of Arabic Manuscripts

    Topic - Hidden Commentaries: The Introductions to the Pauline Epistles in Arabic

  • June 20-24, 2023

    The 7th Annual Lagos Studies Association Conference

    Location - Lagos, Nigeria

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

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

  • June 20, 2023

    Malta Study Center; National Archives of Malta; Heritage Malta

    Location - Virtual

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

    Topic - Digitizing the Tribunal Armamentorum

  • June 11-14, 2023

    North American Syriac Symposium

    Location - Yale University, New Haven, CT

    Speaker - Dr. James Walters, Cataloger of Syriac Manuscripts

    Topic - Theodore of Iconium in Syriac Translation: Two Recently Discovered Witnesses to the Epistula de Ciryco et Iulitta

  • June 11-14, 2023

    North American Syriac Symposium

    Location - Yale University, New Haven, CT

    Speaker - Dr. Josh Mugler, Curator of Eastern Christian and Islamic Manuscripts

    Topic - A One-Person Translation Movement: The Works of Yawsep ʼAbrāhām

  • May 11, 2023

    International Congress of Medieval Studies

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. Matthew Z. Heintzelman, Dr. Catherine Walsh, & Dr. James Walters

    Topic - On the Road with Authorities: Using the HMML Authority File to Connect Sources Across Traditions

  • May 4, 2023

    Multilingual Manuscripts in Middle Eastern Manuscript Traditions workshop

    Location - Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ

    Speaker - Dr. Josh Mugler, Curator of Eastern Christian and Islamic Manuscripts

    Topic - Multilingual Prayer Books from the Middle East

  • April 28, 2023

    Mediterranean Seminar Spring 2023 Workshop: Diasporic Legacies of the Mediterranean

    Location - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    Speaker - Dr. Josh Mugler, Curator of Eastern Christian and Islamic Manuscripts

    Topic - Round table: 'African,' 'European,' 'Eastern,' or 'Mediterranean' - How are sites (either origins or destinations) of diaspora depicted and why?

  • April 28-29, 2023

    Bible and Arab Christianity: Translation, Interpretation, and Context

    Location - Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice

    Speaker - Dr. Vevian Zaki, Cataloger of Arabic Manuscripts

    Topic - Between Greek and Syriac: Arabic Translations of the Philippians and Colossians Hymns in MSS Vatican Ar. 13 and London, BL, Or. 8612

  • April 20, 2023

    Spring 2023 Art History Lecture

    Location - Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

    Speaker - Dr. Josh Mugler, Curator of Eastern Christian and Islamic Manuscripts

    Topic - Prayer Books from the Middle East: Language and Art in the Objects of Devotion

  • April 7-8, 2023

    Center for Armenian Studies, University of Michigan

    Location - Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Speaker - Dr. Vevian Zaki, Cataloger of Arabic Manuscripts

    Topic - Nuns and Monks in the Making of Christian Arabic Manuscripts

  • March 31, 2023

    Scholarly Correspondences Among Orientalists during the Early and Late Modern Period as a Historical Source A Series of Lectures

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. Celeste Gianni, Cataloger of Arabic Manuscripts

    Topic - A library lost in translation: Paul Sbath’s correspondence with Eugène Tisserant

  • March 18, 2023

    Order of Malta - Columbus Region Federal Association of Malta

    Location - Columbus, Ohio

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

    Topic - Fundamentals of Hospitaller History and Spirituality

  • March 8, 2023

    Local Manuscript Brokers: Between Preserving and Selling Literary Heritage

    Location - Gotha Manuscript Talks, Spring 2023 (Virtual)

    Speaker - Dr. Celeste Gianni, Cataloger of Arabic Manuscripts

    Topic - Paul Sbath’s manuscript library: From guardian to seller of the Eastern Christian heritage

  • February 20, 2023

    African Humanities Research and Development Circle (AHRDC)

    Location - Virtual

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

    Topic - The Challenges and Opportunities of Nigerian Archives (Roundtable)

  • February 3-4, 2023

    Destroyed, Removed, and Reassembled: Book Collections in the Premodern World Symposium

    Location - University of California, Los Angeles

    Speaker - Dr. Ali Diakite, Dr. Paul Naylor

    Topic - Destruction, Creation, Relocation: Archiving Timbuktu’s written heritage 1862-2022

  • Jan 29 - Feb 2, 2023

    10th International St. Mark Symposium, Coptic Bible

    Location - Wādī al-Naṭrūn, Monastery of Saint Bishoy

    Speaker - Dr. Vevian Zaki, Cataloger of Arabic Manuscripts

    Topic - Translating the Bible into Arabic: Approaches and Strategies of the thirteenth-century Coptic Scholars

  • January 27, 2023

    Translation Practices across Institutional Borders: From the Scholar to the Public, sponsored byThe Comparative Literary Studies Program and the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa

    Location - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

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

    Topic - Maktaba: Making West African Manuscripts Accessible in the Classroom

  • January 25, 2023

    Middle East Librarians Association (MELA) Social Justice Lecture Series

    Location - Virtual

    Speaker - Dr. Josh Mugler, Curator of Eastern Christian and Islamic Manuscripts

    Topic - Digitization, Digital Cataloging, and the Minority Communities of the Middle East

  • November 17-19, 2022

    African Studies Association Annual Meeting

    Location - Philadelphia, PA

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

    Topic - Hiding in Plain Sight: Local knowledge traditions in the libraries of Timbuktu

  • October 29, 2022

    Sixteenth Century Society & Conference

    Location - Minneapolis, MN

    Speaker - Dr. Josh Mugler, Curator of Eastern Christian and Islamic Manuscripts

    Topic - Classical spolia in Ottoman Constantinople: A view from the provinces

  • October 10-11, 2022

    Organized by the TYPARABIC project

    Location - Bucharest, Romania

    Speaker - Dr. Josh Mugler, Curator of Eastern Christian and Islamic Manuscripts

    Topic - Introduction to HMML

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