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Music Awakens One’s Soul...
February 15, 2024

Music Awakens One’s Soul...

“An answer to the question of what it means to be human...”

  • Dr. Ani Shahinian
Postscript — For Loving You Too Much
February 7, 2024

Postscript — For Loving You Too Much

“One of the most common uses of manuscripts over the centuries is to train children in reading and writing...”

  • Dr. Matthew Z. Heintzelman
Space Adventure: A Maltese Musical Fantasy for Children
February 1, 2024

Space Adventure: A Maltese Musical Fantasy for Children

“With their 1962 children’s musical Space Adventure...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
Arthur Vööbus: Preserving a Legacy
January 24, 2024

Arthur Vööbus: Preserving a Legacy

“Dr. Arthur Voobus was many things—a scholar, pastor, teacher, and refugee in exile...”

  • Dr. James Walters
Nasheeds from West Africa: Uniting Texts and Sound
January 18, 2024

Nasheeds from West Africa: Uniting Texts and Sound

“All of Timbuktu’s family libraries that were digitized by HMML include numerous compositions that...”

  • Dr. Ali Diakite and Dr. Paul Naylor
Where We’re Working: Lucknow
January 9, 2024

Where We’re Working: Lucknow

“HMML’s preservation work in India began in 2008 with the manuscript collections of...”

  • Dr. Josh Mugler
The Legacy of Mūrisṭus’ Hydraulic and Pneumatic Pipe Organs in the Early 20th-Century Arabic Literary Culture
January 4, 2024

The Legacy of Mūrisṭus’ Hydraulic and Pneumatic Pipe Organs in the Early 20th-Century Arabic Literary Culture

“The organ is not the first musical instrument that comes to mind when...”

  • Dr. Celeste Gianni
A Christmas Hymn Sing-Along
December 21, 2023

A Christmas Hymn Sing-Along

“Singing is one of those amazing things...”

  • Dr. Catherine Walsh
Visualizing the Audible: Depictions of Music in a Medieval German Manuscript
December 7, 2023

Visualizing the Audible: Depictions of Music in a Medieval German Manuscript

“Although music is an aural and tactile experience, human beings also have a...”

  • Dr. Jennifer Carnell
Do You Hear What I Hear? The Audible and Inaudible in Medieval Music
November 23, 2023

Do You Hear What I Hear? The Audible and Inaudible in Medieval Music

“Among HMML’s microfilms of the Durham Cathedral Library...”

  • Dr. Jennifer Carnell
I Know It When I See It (I Think…)
November 9, 2023

I Know It When I See It (I Think…)

“I’m not a musicologist, but I am an avid fan of music from all times...”

  • Dr. Matthew Z. Heintzelman
Deadly snakes and remedies against their venomous bites in the handy charts of a copy of the “Kitāb al-diryāq” (Book on antidotes)
October 26, 2023

Deadly snakes and remedies against their venomous bites in the handy charts of a copy of the “Kitāb al-diryāq” (Book on antidotes)

“The Arabic manuscript tradition is rich in medical works discussing remedies and...”

  • Dr. Celeste Gianni
Monastic Sisters on Their Deathbed: A Time to Remember
October 12, 2023

Monastic Sisters on Their Deathbed: A Time to Remember

“The book of vows contained one manuscript...”

  • Dr. Vevian Zaki
Instructions for Burial: The Last Will and Testament of Ephrem the Syrian
September 28, 2023

Instructions for Burial: The Last Will and Testament of Ephrem the Syrian

“Ephrem is perhaps the most widely known of all Syriac authors...”

  • Dr. James Walters
Monuments to the Dead
September 14, 2023

Monuments to the Dead

“Grief, loss, and death itself were very much part of...”

  • Katherine Goertz
Zaydī Manuscripts
September 7, 2023

Zaydī Manuscripts

“The story of the Zaydīs begins in approximately 740 CE, with a revolt along the...”

  • Dr. Josh Mugler
Impressions of a Death Foretold: the Execution of Fra Sylvain de Bosredon
August 31, 2023

Impressions of a Death Foretold: the Execution of Fra Sylvain de Bosredon

“In the days before they were going to kill him, Fra Sylvain de Bosredon woke up early in the morning to the dull sound of...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
Treatises of Consolation: Muslim Scholars Comfort Themselves and Others Who Have Lost Children
August 17, 2023

Treatises of Consolation: Muslim Scholars Comfort Themselves and Others Who Have Lost Children

“The Black Death pandemic of the 14th century dramatically reshaped many cultures...”

  • Dr. Josh Mugler
Grief on the Page
August 3, 2023

Grief on the Page

“How do you represent grief? For Marc Chagall, the Russian-born Jewish artist...”

  • Dr. Catherine Walsh
Postscript — A Swedish Saint in Syriac
July 27, 2023

Postscript — A Swedish Saint in Syriac

“Stories about saints, much like their relics, rarely remain tied to...”

  • Dr. James Walters
Gone, but not Forgotten: the Office for the Dead in Books of Hours
July 20, 2023

Gone, but not Forgotten: the Office for the Dead in Books of Hours

“A choir of cowled monks around a shrouded casket, a body being laid into a coffin, a smiling skeletal figure, an old man sitting on a dung heap...”

  • Dr. Matthew Z. Heintzelman
Where We're Working: Gaza
July 13, 2023

Where We're Working: Gaza

“The Gaza Strip is the smallest of the two Palestinian territories in...”

  • Dr. Celeste Gianni
HMML Becomes an Independent Nonprofit
July 1, 2023

HMML Becomes an Independent Nonprofit

“As of July 1, 2023, HMML is operating as its own 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. HMML began in 1965...”

  • Margaret Bresnahan
Khalīl Janāwī: Scribe, Collector, and Artist from al-Mīdān of Damascus
June 22, 2023

Khalīl Janāwī: Scribe, Collector, and Artist from al-Mīdān of Damascus

“Khalīl ibn Jirjis Janāwī was a scribe, a collector of manuscripts, and an artist who was...”

  • Dr. Vevian Zaki
A Scribble of Scribes: Men, Women, and Children Copyists Across Mali’s Manuscript Collections
June 8, 2023

A Scribble of Scribes: Men, Women, and Children Copyists Across Mali’s Manuscript Collections

“...each manuscript is an artistic production and requires physical labor performed by a single individual—the scribe...”

  • Dr. Ali Diakite and Dr. Paul Naylor
Build a Church, Build a Library
May 25, 2023

Build a Church, Build a Library

“If you want to establish a new church, you’re likely going to need some books...”

  • Dr. Josh Mugler
Tracing Scribal Genealogies in Syriac Manuscripts: The Naṣro Family
May 11, 2023

Tracing Scribal Genealogies in Syriac Manuscripts: The Naṣro Family

“The act of hand-copying a manuscript requires specialized skills that...”

  • Dr. James Walters
Muḥammad Ṣādiq: A Scribe Between Manuscript and Print Cultures at the Beginning of the 20th Century
April 27, 2023

Muḥammad Ṣādiq: A Scribe Between Manuscript and Print Cultures at the Beginning of the 20th Century

“A great opportunity to look at the interaction between manuscript and print cultures can be found in the Middle East...”

  • Dr. Celeste Gianni
The Calligrapher Clément Perret
April 13, 2023

The Calligrapher Clément Perret

“In the mid-15th century, the invention of the printing press made books relatively easier to produce and...”

  • Katherine Goertz
Learning to Write: Practical Aspects of Handwriting
March 30, 2023

Learning to Write: Practical Aspects of Handwriting

“In 1492, the abbot of a Benedictine monastery in Sponheim, Germany, wrote a small paean to scribes and the act of writing...”

  • Dr. Matthew Z. Heintzelman
Why so Many Fragments? Incomplete Manuscripts in the Timbuktu Collections.
March 16, 2023

Why so Many Fragments? Incomplete Manuscripts in the Timbuktu Collections.

“A large amount of the manuscripts digitized in Timbuktu, Mali, that we at HMML have cataloged are fragments...”

  • Dr. Ali Diakite and Dr. Paul Naylor
Woodcut Fragments of the 16th Century
March 2, 2023

Woodcut Fragments of the 16th Century

“HMML’s Art & Photographs collection is full of fragments of the 15th and 16th century...”

  • Katherine Goertz
Postscript — Luqmān the Sage
February 23, 2023

Postscript — Luqmān the Sage

“Luqmān the Sage (also known as Luqmān al-Ḥakīm, the wise) is a legendary character in Arabic and Islamic storytelling...”

  • Dr. Celeste Gianni
Johann Wetzstein and the Qurʼan Fragments of Tübingen
February 16, 2023

Johann Wetzstein and the Qurʼan Fragments of Tübingen

“Johann Gottfried Wetzstein served as honorary Prussian consul in Damascus, Syria, from 1849 to 1861...”

  • Dr. Josh Mugler
Medieval Fragments in the Palazzo Falson
February 2, 2023

Medieval Fragments in the Palazzo Falson

“When I arrived at the Palazzo Falson in Mdina, Malta...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
Reversal of Fates: Access Through Photographs can be a Counterbalance
January 27, 2023

Reversal of Fates: Access Through Photographs can be a Counterbalance

“Cultural losses continue to beset communities around the world, especially in areas subject to armed conflict...”

  • Ted Erho
Poetry and Agriculture, a Fragmentary Scrapbook
January 19, 2023

Poetry and Agriculture, a Fragmentary Scrapbook

“Manuscripts are known for their idiosyncratic nature...”

  • Dr. Catherine Walsh
Identifying Syriac Fragments in the Digital Age
January 5, 2023

Identifying Syriac Fragments in the Digital Age

“What would you do if someone handed you a page that had clearly been torn out of a book...”

  • Dr. James Walters
Where We’re Working: L’viv, Ukraine
December 29, 2022

Where We’re Working: L’viv, Ukraine

“In the early decades of HMML, the region beyond the proverbial Iron Curtain was out of reach.”

  • Father Columba Stewart
Poetic fragments at the Great ʿUmarī Mosque in Gaza
December 22, 2022

Poetic fragments at the Great ʿUmarī Mosque in Gaza

“The Great ʿUmarī Mosque in Gaza is the largest and oldest mosque in the Gaza Strip...”

  • Dr. Celeste Gianni
The Next Stop was Kremsmünster Abbey
December 20, 2022

The Next Stop was Kremsmünster Abbey

“When Father Oliver Kapsner began to microfilm the medieval manuscripts at Kremsmünster Abbey, Austria, in late 1964, he could not have imagined...”

  • Dr. Matthew Z. Heintzelman
Hiding in the Binding — Fragments in Rare Book Collections at HMML
December 8, 2022

Hiding in the Binding — Fragments in Rare Book Collections at HMML

“Much of human history remains for us today only in the form of smaller remnants or fragments...”

  • Dr. Matthew Z. Heintzelman
Jacques Hnizdovsky in Minnesota
December 1, 2022

Jacques Hnizdovsky in Minnesota

“Jacques Hnizdovsky had arrived in the city the year before as a...”

  • Katherine Goertz
Identifying Prohibited Books in Early Modern Malta
November 24, 2022

Identifying Prohibited Books in Early Modern Malta

“Pope Paul IV (1476–1559) issued the Index Auctorum et Librorum Prohibitorum in 1559 to publicly identify books the...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
“This Book is Free From Banned Content” — Ottoman Censorship of al-Yāzijī’s Arabic Lexicon
November 10, 2022

“This Book is Free From Banned Content” — Ottoman Censorship of al-Yāzijī’s Arabic Lexicon

“The Lebanese poet, journalist, and linguist Ibrāhīm al-Yāzijī (1847–1906) has gained fame as a...”

  • Dr. Vevian Zaki
Ḫeruy Walda Śellāsē’s “History of Ethiopia”
October 27, 2022

Ḫeruy Walda Śellāsē’s “History of Ethiopia”

“Printing reached Ethiopia rather late. In Europe, texts were occasionally printed in Ethiopic characters from...”

  • Ted Erho
Censorship Without Censorship
October 13, 2022

Censorship Without Censorship

“Maḥmūd ibn ʻUmar al-Zamakhsharī did not have an easy childhood. He was born in 1075 CE into a...”

  • Dr. Josh Mugler
A Book You Would Love to Read...
September 29, 2022

A Book You Would Love to Read...

“A book you would love to read is lost, altered, destroyed, buried, hidden, left unpublished, unwritten, banned.”

  • Dr. Catherine Walsh and Margaret Bresnahan
Sandwiching a Forbidden Text
September 15, 2022

Sandwiching a Forbidden Text

“The advent of the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century led to...”

  • Dr. Matthew Z. Heintzelman
ʻUmar al-Turūdī’s List of Unreliable Books
September 1, 2022

ʻUmar al-Turūdī’s List of Unreliable Books

“ʻUmar ibn Muḥammad ibn Abī Bakr al-Turūdī, was a scholar from Kebbi, present-day northern...”

  • Dr. Paul Naylor
Books that Survived the Ban — Syriac Manuscripts in India
August 18, 2022

Books that Survived the Ban — Syriac Manuscripts in India

“Christianity has a long, rich history in India. Some even trace the origins of Christian communities in India to...”

  • Dr. James Walters
Malta Parish Archives Project Completed
August 11, 2022

Malta Parish Archives Project Completed

“In 2016, HMML’s Malta Study Center began the Malta Parish Archives Project to...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
Lifted on Wings
August 4, 2022

Lifted on Wings

“Angels occupy an important place in monotheistic religions. They are mainly presented as celestial beings...”

  • Sister Marie-Thérèse Elia
Microfilm Milestones
July 28, 2022

Microfilm Milestones

“HMML’s first library partnerships were to photograph the collections of prominent libraries in...”

  • Dr. Josh Mugler
Feeling the Heavens
July 21, 2022

Feeling the Heavens

“In summer of 1917, the New York-based artist Rockwell Kent made a bold decision.”

  • Dr. Catherine Walsh
Where We’re Working: Mali
July 16, 2022

Where We’re Working: Mali

“In the spring of 2012, the desert city of Timbuktu in northern Mali was attacked and...”

  • Father Columba Stewart
Khwājahʹzādah’s Treatise on the Rainbow
July 7, 2022

Khwājahʹzādah’s Treatise on the Rainbow

“Rainbows are optical illusions caused by the reflection, refraction, and...”

  • Dr. Celeste Gianni
Postscript — King Solomon the Gynecologist, a Forgotten Tale From the Syriac Book of Medicines
June 30, 2022

Postscript — King Solomon the Gynecologist, a Forgotten Tale From the Syriac Book of Medicines

“The Syriac Book of Medicines is a fascinating compendium of medical lore from the...”

  • Dr. David Calabro
The Stars of Ben-Zion
June 23, 2022

The Stars of Ben-Zion

“Born Ben-Zion Weinman in Starokostiantyniv, Ben-Zion came to New York City in...”

  • Katherine Goertz
Between the Sun and Moon
June 9, 2022

Between the Sun and Moon

“Today, depending on what communities you are a part of, your concept of a year may follow a calendar that is...”

  • Ted Erho
Astronomical Technology and Religious Practice in Islam
May 26, 2022

Astronomical Technology and Religious Practice in Islam

“Astronomical observation is built into the most basic religious practices of the...”

  • Dr. Josh Mugler
Signs in the Heavens — Astrological Books of Daniel in Eastern Christianity
May 12, 2022

Signs in the Heavens — Astrological Books of Daniel in Eastern Christianity

“In Syriac Christian communities, astrological texts were sometimes appended to medical books and...”

  • Dr. David Calabro
A Tale of Two Bears — Astronomy in Austrian Libraries
April 28, 2022

A Tale of Two Bears — Astronomy in Austrian Libraries

“When I was a boy, the night sky always fascinated me—stars, moon, planets, nebulae, comets, and...”

  • Dr. Matthew Z. Heintzelman
A Tribute to Getatchew Haile (1931–2021)
April 19, 2022

A Tribute to Getatchew Haile (1931–2021)

“In Wayne Gretzky’s final NHL game in Minnesota, he added four assists to the...”

  • Ted Erho
Why was Esau so Hungry? Genesis 25 in Arabic Manuscripts
April 14, 2022

Why was Esau so Hungry? Genesis 25 in Arabic Manuscripts

“Among the well-known biblical narratives is that of the twins Jacob and Esau, and...”

  • Dr. Vevian Zaki
Creating Relationships — Sharing the Past to Build Toward Future Scholarship
April 7, 2022

Creating Relationships — Sharing the Past to Build Toward Future Scholarship

“HMML Authority File (HAF) is a new open-access database created as part of...”

  • Dr. Catherine Walsh
Smoking in the Desert — Between Supporters and Opponents of Tobacco
March 31, 2022

Smoking in the Desert — Between Supporters and Opponents of Tobacco

“The use of tobacco in the Sahel, whether smoking, chewing, or taking as snuff, was widespread and...”

  • Dr. Ali Diakite and Dr. Paul Naylor
Postscript — A Sister’s Vows
March 21, 2022

Postscript — A Sister’s Vows

“In 1744, the French Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary established a convent in ʻAynṭūrah, Lebanon, known in Arabic as...”

  • Dr. Vevian Zaki
Soup, with a Side of Reform
March 17, 2022

Soup, with a Side of Reform

“A group of women cluster together, several clutching the handles of lidded pots...”

  • Dr. Catherine Walsh
Where We’re Working: The Monastery of Santa Ursula
March 8, 2022

Where We’re Working: The Monastery of Santa Ursula

“When Cláudia Garradas learned about the opportunity to digitally preserve the archives of the Monastery of Santa Ursula...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
The Hard Work of a Market Inspector in Preventing Food Frauds at the Market of Tinnīs, Egypt
March 3, 2022

The Hard Work of a Market Inspector in Preventing Food Frauds at the Market of Tinnīs, Egypt

“There are several manuals in the Arabic literary tradition describing the profession of the...”

  • Dr. Celeste Gianni
The Gouda Life
February 17, 2022

The Gouda Life

“Between 1585 to 1600 Maarten de Vos designed 141 engravings depicting hermits.”

  • Katherine Goertz
A Syriac Poem on Wine
February 3, 2022

A Syriac Poem on Wine

“Who doesn’t love a good glass of wine? White, red, or something in between, authors throughout history...”

  • Dr. James Walters
A Man for All Seasonings
January 20, 2022

A Man for All Seasonings

“It was the late 14th century, and Shīrāz was the city of poets.”

  • Dr. Josh Mugler
New Scanner is a Quantum Leap for Digitizing Microfilm at HMML
January 10, 2022

New Scanner is a Quantum Leap for Digitizing Microfilm at HMML

“Microfilm was used by HMML to preserve images of manuscripts from...”

  • Joe Rogers
The Case of the Mysterious Pie and the Amsterdam Theater
January 6, 2022

The Case of the Mysterious Pie and the Amsterdam Theater

“Pie. Today, for many, this tasty baked good with its short, flaky crust suggests associations of...”

  • Dr. Catherine Walsh
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) Announces Second Season of its Virtual Series, “To Listen: A Global Journey”
January 4, 2022

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) Announces Second Season of its Virtual Series, “To Listen: A Global Journey”

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) Announces Second Season of its Virtual Series, “To Listen: A Global Journey”

  • Joe Rogers
The Travels of the Ebony Horse
December 23, 2021

The Travels of the Ebony Horse

“The history of Arabian Nights stories in Christian communities is still imperfectly understood.”

  • Dr. David Calabro
Arabian Nights of the Christian East
December 20, 2021

Arabian Nights of the Christian East

“On a shelf in the Syriac Orthodox Church of Saint George in Aleppo is a manuscript copied in Arabic Garshuni...”

  • Dr. David Calabro
Want to Marry the Princess? Know thy Bible!
December 9, 2021

Want to Marry the Princess? Know thy Bible!

“Who hasn’t heard a fairy tale about a princess whose beauty moves the richest and...”

  • Dr. Vevian Zaki
Icon Collection Finds a New Home at HMML
December 2, 2021

Icon Collection Finds a New Home at HMML

“This year, HMML received a large donation of Russian icons from the collection of Edmund Gronkiewicz...”

  • Katherine Goertz
The Story of the Talking Camel and the Exploits of Ali Genre in West Africa
November 25, 2021

The Story of the Talking Camel and the Exploits of Ali Genre in West Africa

“While some elements of the story are fiction, others are clearly inspired by real events in Khaybar.”

  • Dr. Ali Diakite and Dr. Paul Naylor
Parabiblical Literature in the Horn of Africa
November 11, 2021

Parabiblical Literature in the Horn of Africa

“Biblical narratives often leave the audience wanting to know a bit more.”

  • Ted Erho
Tracing Folktales in Magic Texts — The Story of Umm al-Ṣibyān
October 28, 2021

Tracing Folktales in Magic Texts — The Story of Umm al-Ṣibyān

“Despite having been contested in Islamic history by powerful groups rejecting them as illegitimate practices, magic and...”

  • Dr. Celeste Gianni
Postscript — Syriac Apocalypse of Daniel
October 21, 2021

Postscript — Syriac Apocalypse of Daniel

“We live in a world ravaged by a pandemic, by wars, by all manner of catastrophic and...”

  • Ted Erho
Grave Tales, Engraved (and Etched)
October 14, 2021

Grave Tales, Engraved (and Etched)

“While many artists have provided illustrations for books, some works in the Art & Photographs collection at HMML were inspired by stories...”

  • Katherine Goertz
Ottoman Soap Operas and Other Stories
September 30, 2021

Ottoman Soap Operas and Other Stories

“HMML’s digital collections include entertaining stories from a wide range of linguistic and...”

  • Dr. Josh Mugler
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) Creates New Database to Assist Scholars of Understudied Manuscript Traditions
October 4, 2021

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) Creates New Database to Assist Scholars of Understudied Manuscript Traditions

“HMML has developed a new database to support and enhance the study of understudied manuscript traditions...”

  • Joe Rogers
The Book of Laughable Stories — A Medieval Joke Book
September 16, 2021

The Book of Laughable Stories — A Medieval Joke Book

“Have you ever heard a great joke, but then later when you tried to recount it for someone else, you couldn’t remember it?”

  • Dr. James Walters
The Emperor’s Manuscript
September 11, 2021

The Emperor’s Manuscript

“Towards the end of Getatchew Haile’s first published catalog of Ethiopic manuscripts...”

  • Ted Erho
Four Family Libraries in Jerusalem
September 9, 2021

Four Family Libraries in Jerusalem

“At many points in its history, Jerusalem has been one of the world’s most important cultural crossroads...”

  • Dr. Josh Mugler
Malta Envisioned by an English Clergyman
September 2, 2021

Malta Envisioned by an English Clergyman

“The highlights of the island included the harbor of Valletta, an elaborate and protective harbor famous for...”

  • Dr. Catherine Walsh
Where We’re Working: The Balkans
August 26, 2021

Where We’re Working: The Balkans

“When people ask how we find new projects for HMML, I admit that sometimes they just come to us.”

  • Father Columba Stewart
Multispectral Imaging Tests at HMML
August 23, 2021

Multispectral Imaging Tests at HMML

“In July 2021, a series of multispectral imaging tests were conducted at HMML by Mike Toth of...”

  • Margaret Bresnahan
Travelers and Texts Crossing the Sahara
August 19, 2021

Travelers and Texts Crossing the Sahara

“Mobility was a central feature of individuals, societies, and texts within Muslim West Africa’s...”

  • Dr. Ali Diakite and Dr. Paul Naylor
Migration, Digitization, and Preservation - A Case Study of a Somali Manuscript
August 12, 2021

Migration, Digitization, and Preservation - A Case Study of a Somali Manuscript

“On the eve of the Somali Civil War, tensions ran high in my ancestral home of Galdogob as...”

  • Mohamud Awil Mohamed
The Journey of One Armenian Manuscript
August 5, 2021

The Journey of One Armenian Manuscript

“In 1945, a pharmacist living in Lebanon—Manaseh Kaprielian—presented a 17th-century Armenian manuscript to...”

  • Malina Zakian
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) Receives $5 Million Grant From Arcadia
August 3, 2021

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) Receives $5 Million Grant From Arcadia

“This five-year grant focuses on digitization, archiving and cataloging of endangered manuscript collections...”

  • Joe Rogers
When in Rome...
July 22, 2021

When in Rome...

“Rome has long been a destination for travelers from around the world.”

  • Dr. Matthew Z. Heintzelman
Protecting Travelers and Maritime Contacts in the Eighteenth-Century Mediterranean
July 8, 2021

Protecting Travelers and Maritime Contacts in the Eighteenth-Century Mediterranean

“The great Age of Sail conjures in our minds vast stretches of ocean populated by...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
From Cairo to Mardin, Manuscripts on Camelback
June 24, 2021

From Cairo to Mardin, Manuscripts on Camelback

“This note is the sole testament to the manuscript’s remarkable journey from Egypt to Mardin, a city in...”

  • Dr. Vevian Zaki
Prof. Getatchew Haile — A Giant in His Field and in the Hearts of All Who Knew Him
June 21, 2021

Prof. Getatchew Haile — A Giant in His Field and in the Hearts of All Who Knew Him

“Much has been said about the scholarly achievements of Prof. Getatchew Haile...”

  • Joe Rogers
Prof. Getatchew Haile, FBA, 1931–2021
June 11, 2021

Prof. Getatchew Haile, FBA, 1931–2021

“With great sadness we learned that our dear friend and colleague...”

  • Father Columba Stewart
Traveling to France on Paper
June 10, 2021

Traveling to France on Paper

“In the mid-19th century, a group of French artists began to reevaluate the art of...”

  • Katherine Goertz
Crossing the Red Sea in the 1640s
May 27, 2021

Crossing the Red Sea in the 1640s

“In September 1647 CE, al-Ḥasan al-Ḥaymī left the port of al-Mukhā (Mocha) in...”

  • Dr. Josh Mugler
Medicine, Ritual, and Magic in Ethiopia
May 13, 2021

Medicine, Ritual, and Magic in Ethiopia

“Towards the middle of the 15th century, the Ethiopian Emperor Zar’a Yā‘eqob, a prominent theologian and scholar, faced...”

  • Ted Erho
Quarantine in Malta, a Print of the Lazaretto from the Mużew Nazzjonali tal-Arti
April 29, 2021

Quarantine in Malta, a Print of the Lazaretto from the Mużew Nazzjonali tal-Arti

“The increased activity of Malta’s ports after the Aragonese conquest in 1283 led to a...”

  • Cláudia Garradas
HMML Presents Third Program in “To Listen” Series on May 20, 2021
April 21, 2021

HMML Presents Third Program in “To Listen” Series on May 20, 2021

“Inspired by the need to promote active listening in the pursuit of understanding and connection, HMML developed a...”

  • Joe Rogers
Medical Texts From Timbuktu — Local Pharmacological Remedies with Qur’anic Verses
April 15, 2021

Medical Texts From Timbuktu — Local Pharmacological Remedies with Qur’anic Verses

“In West Africa knowledge of the Qur’an was often combined with local pharmacological traditions to...”

  • Dr. Ali Diakite and Dr. Paul Naylor
Early Miniatures of Ethiopians
April 9, 2021

Early Miniatures of Ethiopians

“On this day seventy-five years ago, an early-14th century illuminated gospel book arrived at the...”

  • Ted Erho
An Anonymous Syriac Medical Compendium
March 31, 2021

An Anonymous Syriac Medical Compendium

“Many medical works from antiquity were translated into Syriac and transmitted through the...”

  • Dr. James Walters
A Tale of Two Herbals, From Medicine to Food in the 16th Century
March 17, 2021

A Tale of Two Herbals, From Medicine to Food in the 16th Century

“Herbals—books describing the medicinal use of plants—have been important scientific sources for...”

  • Dr. Matthew Z. Heintzelman
Accounts on Plague and Infectious Diseases from Three Arabic Manuscripts
March 4, 2021

Accounts on Plague and Infectious Diseases from Three Arabic Manuscripts

“The disastrous impact of plague epidemics in the Middle East has been documented in numerous accounts...”

  • Dr. Celeste Gianni
HMML Presents the Second Program in the “To Listen” Series on March 18, 2021
March 1, 2021

HMML Presents the Second Program in the “To Listen” Series on March 18, 2021

“HMML developed a series featuring cultural preservation partners and leaders from...”

  • Joe Rogers
Yeɗi Sanba Ɓooyi, a Fulani Scholar and Poet
February 25, 2021

Yeɗi Sanba Ɓooyi, a Fulani Scholar and Poet

“Yeɗi Sanba Ɓooyi was a scholar who belonged to the Fulani, a traditionally nomadic people who...”

  • Dr. Ali Diakite and Dr. Paul Naylor
Remedies in the Margins of Syriac Manuscripts
February 18, 2021

Remedies in the Margins of Syriac Manuscripts

“People in past centuries would sometimes use the blank flyleaves and margins of manuscripts to...”

  • Dr. David Calabro
Creating Cataloging Standards for Regional Names
February 11, 2021

Creating Cataloging Standards for Regional Names

“Yeɗi belonged to the Fulani people, one of West Africa’s many ethnic groups, which...”

  • Dr. Ali Diakite and Dr. Paul Naylor
Medical Care for the Enslaved Mustafa Osmon in 18th-Century Valletta, Malta
February 4, 2021

Medical Care for the Enslaved Mustafa Osmon in 18th-Century Valletta, Malta

“The Archivum de Piro in Valletta, Malta preserves a small invoice and...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
Where We’re Working: Dayr Anbā Maqār, Egypt
January 22, 2021

Where We’re Working: Dayr Anbā Maqār, Egypt

“The Monastery of Saint Macarius is one of the oldest active Coptic monasteries in Egypt.”

  • Dr. David Calabro
HMML Presents New Program, “To Listen: A Global Journey”
January 8, 2021

HMML Presents New Program, “To Listen: A Global Journey”

“Inspired by the call to action in Fr. Columba Stewart’s 2019 Jefferson Lecture, this program will include interviews with...”

  • Joe Rogers
Postscript — A Fāʼidah
January 3, 2021

Postscript — A Fāʼidah

“Along with the direct physical resistance to this unjust trade, the text shows...”

  • Dr. Ali Diakite and Dr. Paul Naylor
The Power of a Name
December 26, 2020

The Power of a Name

NEH grant for cataloging, to create an authority file system database, and work with Library of Congress (LC) and Virtual International Authority File (VIAF)

  • Dr. Catherine Walsh
Getatchew Haile, Ethiopic scholar
December 13, 2020

Getatchew Haile, Ethiopic scholar

“The work of Dr. Getatchew Haile, long-time curator of the HMML Ethiopia Study Center...”

  • Ted Erho
Database Partnership Expands Access to West African Manuscripts
December 10, 2020

Database Partnership Expands Access to West African Manuscripts

HMML is now in partnership with the West African Arabic Manuscript Database

  • Dr. Ali Diakite and Dr. Paul Naylor
The Gift of Knowing One Another
December 1, 2020

The Gift of Knowing One Another

“The three couples have been friends for more than 35 years. They have traveled together and...”

  • Joe Rogers
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library names Rachel McGarry and Nick Swenson to Board of Overseers
October 22, 2020

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library names Rachel McGarry and Nick Swenson to Board of Overseers

Museum and investment executives named to Board of Overseers

  • Joe Rogers
Digitization of the Lettere consolari fonds at the Cathedral Archives, Mdina, Now Completed
October 13, 2020

Digitization of the Lettere consolari fonds at the Cathedral Archives, Mdina, Now Completed

“HMML’s Malta Study Center has completed the digitization of the important Lettere consolari fonds now held at the...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
Refresh of HMML brand identity and website
October 5, 2020

Refresh of HMML brand identity and website

“Today we move forward with that name at the center of our new brand identity.”

  • Joe Rogers
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library completes digital cataloging of Khalidi Library’s manuscript collection
August 24, 2020

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library completes digital cataloging of Khalidi Library’s manuscript collection

“The Khalidi Library in East Jerusalem and The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library announce that the complete digitized manuscript collection...”

  • Joe Rogers
Digitization of the Archives of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Completed
June 30, 2020

Digitization of the Archives of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Completed

“HMML’s Malta Study Center signed an agreement with the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
Advanced Imaging Data for HMML Palimpsest Project Hosted on OPenn
June 4, 2020

Advanced Imaging Data for HMML Palimpsest Project Hosted on OPenn

“The HMML palimpsest SJU Ms Frag 32 is a single parchment leaf from...”

  • Dr. Melissa Moreton
New Preservation Projects — HMML Looks to the Future
May 22, 2020

New Preservation Projects — HMML Looks to the Future

“HMML’s cultural, religious, and geographic focus has expanded considerably since it began...”

Why Cultural Heritage Matters Program and Resources
May 11, 2020

Why Cultural Heritage Matters Program and Resources

“Why is a Cultural Heritage Matters is a TPT 30-minute program which highlights the reasons why preserving the past...”

“HMML@Home” — A New Way to Stay Connected
April 27, 2020

“HMML@Home” — A New Way to Stay Connected

“HMML curators are continuing to work from home through the current global pandemic...”

HMML Launches New Series — HMML@Home
April 3, 2020

HMML Launches New Series — HMML@Home

“HMML curators are continuing to work from home through the crisis...”

BBC Radio Airs Story on HMML and Fr. Columba
February 25, 2020

BBC Radio Airs Story on HMML and Fr. Columba

“BBC World Service’s Heart and Soul program aired a story featuring HMML’s work in preserving the manuscript collections of Timbuktu.”

Ancient Writing Revealed During HMML Palimpsest Imaging at Stanford's SLAC Lab
February 21, 2020

Ancient Writing Revealed During HMML Palimpsest Imaging at Stanford's SLAC Lab

“HMML’s very own palimpsest fragment recently underwent high energy x-ray imaging at...”

  • Dr. Melissa Moreton
HMML Fieldwork — Fr. Columba Travels to Mali, Renews Agreement
January 31, 2020

HMML Fieldwork — Fr. Columba Travels to Mali, Renews Agreement

“In December, Fr. Columba traveled again to Mali to visiting HMML’s digitization sites in both...”

HMML Receives $1.4 Million NEH Grant to Preserve and Share Manuscript Heritage
January 21, 2020

HMML Receives $1.4 Million NEH Grant to Preserve and Share Manuscript Heritage

“The grant will fund a three-year project to catalog 53,000 digitized manuscripts and create...”

  • Joe Rogers
New Faces at HMML
January 8, 2020

New Faces at HMML

“HMML welcomes Dr. Heinin Ali Diakite, Dr. Catherine Walsh, and Katrina Schlude...”

Updates From the World of Metadata
December 26, 2019

Updates From the World of Metadata

“Metadata is data about data…and in HMML’s case, includes information about a...”

  • Dr. Melissa Moreton
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Where We're Working: The Pontificio Collegio Armeno, Rome
December 1, 2019

Where We're Working: The Pontificio Collegio Armeno, Rome

“HMML began digitization at the Pontificio Collegio Armeno (PCA) in Rome in 2018.”

  • Dr. Melissa Moreton
Governor Walz to Headline Event Honoring Minnesota's “Monument Man” of Endangered manuscripts
October 30, 2019

Governor Walz to Headline Event Honoring Minnesota's “Monument Man” of Endangered manuscripts

“Fr. Columba, executive director of the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University, is being honored for his work...”

  • Joe Rogers
HMML Staff Make Scholarly Impact
November 1, 2019

HMML Staff Make Scholarly Impact

“The staff at HMML continue to contribute broadly to the fields of history, cultural studies, and...”

  • Dr. Melissa Moreton
Cultural Heritage Present and Future — A Benedictine Monk’s Long View
October 7, 2019

Cultural Heritage Present and Future — A Benedictine Monk’s Long View

Watch Father Columba's NEH 2019 Jefferson Lecture.

  • Father Columba Stewart
National Endowment for the Humanities names Fr. Columba Stewart, OSB, the 2019 Jeffereson Lecturer
July 22, 2019

National Endowment for the Humanities names Fr. Columba Stewart, OSB, the 2019 Jeffereson Lecturer

“Established by the NEH in 1972, the lectureship is the highest honor bestowed by the federal government for...”

  • Joe Rogers
Where We're Working: Missionary Society of Saint Paul, Harissa, Lebanon
July 15, 2019

Where We're Working: Missionary Society of Saint Paul, Harissa, Lebanon

“Lebanon is one of the most religiously variegated countries in the Middle East.”

  • Dr. Melissa Moreton
Seeing the Invisible — Multispectral Imaging of Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts
July 1, 2019

Seeing the Invisible — Multispectral Imaging of Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts

“This year marks twenty years since the first significant efforts were made to use multispectral imaging (MSI) to reveal hidden...”

  • Dr. Melissa Moreton
vHMML Reading Room Surpasses Milestone
May 18, 2019

vHMML Reading Room Surpasses Milestone

“vHMML Reading Room, HMML’s digital library, now holds over 50,000 records...”

  • Joe Rogers
vHMML Museum Goes Live
May 5, 2019

vHMML Museum Goes Live

“vHMML Museum, a new component of the vHMML digital platform, went live on...”

  • Joe Rogers
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Mentioned in December 2018 National Geographic Magazine
November 30, 2018

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Mentioned in December 2018 National Geographic Magazine

“Materials curated by the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) are featured in the...”

HMML Opens New Exhibition “Starting Over — From Death Comes New Life”
October 30, 2018

HMML Opens New Exhibition “Starting Over — From Death Comes New Life”

“A new exhibition “Starting Over: From Death Comes New Life” opens Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the...”

HMML is Gifted a Rare Copy of William Shakespeare's Second Folio
July 9, 2018

HMML is Gifted a Rare Copy of William Shakespeare's Second Folio

“HMML is pleased to announce the acquisition of “William Shakespeare’s Second Folio” to its...”

HMML opens new exhibition “Mediterranean Travel — People, Places, Encounters”
June 29, 2018

HMML opens new exhibition “Mediterranean Travel — People, Places, Encounters”

“Mediterranean Travel” explores more than travel narratives and journals...

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library's Malta Study Center Completes Digitization Project at MUŻA — Mużew Nazzjonali tal-Arti
May 18, 2018

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library's Malta Study Center Completes Digitization Project at MUŻA — Mużew Nazzjonali tal-Arti

“HMML’s Malta Study Center has completed a digitization project with Heritage Malta to...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
Manuscripts Meet the World — Handwritten Books from Around the World
March 22, 2018

Manuscripts Meet the World — Handwritten Books from Around the World

“The exhibition conveys the universality of handwriting, and shows how manuscripts...”

HMML opens new exhibition “Living Prayer — Prayer Brought to Life, Living Through Prayer”
March 7, 2018

HMML opens new exhibition “Living Prayer — Prayer Brought to Life, Living Through Prayer”

“The exhibit is free and open to the public in HMML’s Reading Room and Alcuin Library’s Culhane Gallery...”

Digital copies of the Rossi, Ansaldi and Caetani Yemeni manuscript collections now available in vHMML Reading Room
February 27, 2018

Digital copies of the Rossi, Ansaldi and Caetani Yemeni manuscript collections now available in vHMML Reading Room

Digital copies of the Rossi, Ansaldi and Caetani Yemeni manuscript collections now available in vHMML Reading Room.

HMML Featured on CBS News’ Program 60 Minutes
December 21, 2017

HMML Featured on CBS News’ Program 60 Minutes

HMML was featured on the CBS news program “60 Minutes”

Harvard Magazine Profiles HMML's Father Columba
December 19, 2017

Harvard Magazine Profiles HMML's Father Columba

“Harvard features an alumni profile of Father Columba Stewart in the January-February 2018 issue of...”

Permanent gallery for The Saint John’s Bible opens at Saint John’s University
November 13, 2017

Permanent gallery for The Saint John’s Bible opens at Saint John’s University

“The Saint John’s Bible has traveled the world on exhibition and inspired people of all cultures and...”

NEH funds 2018 Summer Institute in Mediterranean Studies at HMML
August 14, 2017

NEH funds 2018 Summer Institute in Mediterranean Studies at HMML

“HMML has a vast collection of online manuscript and resource materials on the early modern Mediterranean...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
HMML awarded a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for vHMML 3.0
August 2, 2017

HMML awarded a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for vHMML 3.0

“The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library an outright grant of...”

New Exhibition in HMML’s Reading Room — Fragmented Beauty
June 1, 2017

New Exhibition in HMML’s Reading Room — Fragmented Beauty

“Our knowledge of the past is often fragmented: ancient artifacts, historical documents, architectural ruins, and...”

Festschrift for Getatchew Haile
May 1, 2017

Festschrift for Getatchew Haile

“In recognition of the career and work of Dr. Getatchew Haile, FBA, a festschrift was...”

HMML Partners with the Institute for Advanced Study to Share Threatened Manuscript Heritage from Yemen and Neighboring Countries
April 11, 2017

HMML Partners with the Institute for Advanced Study to Share Threatened Manuscript Heritage from Yemen and Neighboring Countries

“HMML is collaborating with the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, to provide open access to...”

New Exhibition at HMML Terra Incognita Tracing Western Understanding of the Earth Through Maps
February 9, 2017

New Exhibition at HMML Terra Incognita Tracing Western Understanding of the Earth Through Maps

“In the 21st century, we are accustomed to locating geographical information at the...”

HMML’S Malta Study Center Completes Digitization of Malta Collection at the Catholic University of America Rare Books and Special Collections
October 11, 2016

HMML’S Malta Study Center Completes Digitization of Malta Collection at the Catholic University of America Rare Books and Special Collections

“HMML’s Malta Study Center has completed the digitization of 90 manuscripts and rare Melitensia located at the...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
Innovative Manuscript Research Tool on vHMML Now Available
August 29, 2016

Innovative Manuscript Research Tool on vHMML Now Available

“vHMML Reading Room will be a game-changing research tool for anyone interested in manuscript studies...”

HMML & Syriac Manuscripts — New Exhibition in HMML's Reading Room
August 3, 2016

HMML & Syriac Manuscripts — New Exhibition in HMML's Reading Room

“In 1715, Giuseppe Simone Assemani, then a titular bishop of Tyre, a Maronite scholar and...”

Artistic Director and Scribe of The Saint John's Bible Receives Apostolic Knighthood
June 16, 2016

Artistic Director and Scribe of The Saint John's Bible Receives Apostolic Knighthood

“Donald Jackson received one of the highest honors bestowed upon laypeople by the Vatican.”

HMML’S Malta Study Center and the James Ford Bell Library Open Exhibition on the Great Siege of Malta
May 26, 2016

HMML’S Malta Study Center and the James Ford Bell Library Open Exhibition on the Great Siege of Malta

“The exhibition features more than twenty original rare books and manuscripts narrating the history of the...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
Father Columba Stewart Awarded 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship
April 7, 2016

Father Columba Stewart Awarded 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship

“Father Columba Stewart has been awarded a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation...”

Ethiopia, Europe, and Collegeville — New Exhibition in our Reading Room
April 5, 2016

Ethiopia, Europe, and Collegeville — New Exhibition in our Reading Room

“Ethiopia has come to Collegeville in an exhibition at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library...”

HMML’S Malta Study Center Begins Digitization Partnership with the Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti
February 18, 2016

HMML’S Malta Study Center Begins Digitization Partnership with the Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti

“The Malta Study Center at HMML has signed a partnership agreement with the Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti (FPM) to begin...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Launches vHMML
October 16, 2015

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Launches vHMML

“HMML is very excited to announce the launch of vHMML (“Virtual HMML”)...”

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Awarded $4 Million Grant from Arcadia Fund
September 21, 2015

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Awarded $4 Million Grant from Arcadia Fund

“Arcadia Fund has awarded a $4 million grant to the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library...”

HMML Receives Major Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
April 14, 2015

HMML Receives Major Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

“The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library...”

HMML Digitizes Timbuktu's Historic Manuscript Collections
March 31, 2015

HMML Digitizes Timbuktu's Historic Manuscript Collections

“HMML is creating digital records of more than 22,000 rare and historically-significant documents from a...”

HMML Urgently Working to Save Manuscripts in Iraq, Hopes for Safety of Collections in Syria
March 17, 2015

HMML Urgently Working to Save Manuscripts in Iraq, Hopes for Safety of Collections in Syria

“Against a background of terrorism and the destruction of religious and cultural heritage sites, HMML...”

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Joins the Renaissance Society of America
December 23, 2014

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Joins the Renaissance Society of America

“The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) has just been named an Associate Organization of the Renaissance Society of America...”

HMML’S Malta Study Center Begins New Digitization Project at the National Archives of Malta
December 10, 2014

HMML’S Malta Study Center Begins New Digitization Project at the National Archives of Malta

“Known as the Officium Civile Sacrae Inquisitionis (OSI) Fond, the collection contains records that date from...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
HMML Awarded $500,000 Grant From Henry Luce Foundation to Support Development of an Online Reading Room for vHMML
December 1, 2014

HMML Awarded $500,000 Grant From Henry Luce Foundation to Support Development of an Online Reading Room for vHMML

“The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library has been awarded a $500,000 three-year grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support...”

Malta Study Center Partners with the Mediterranean Seminar
June 2, 2014

Malta Study Center Partners with the Mediterranean Seminar

“The seminar’s mission is to encourage scholarly collaboration across disciplines and...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo
New Curator Hired for HMML's Malta Study Center
April 23, 2014

New Curator Hired for HMML's Malta Study Center

“Dr. Daniel Gullo has been named the Joseph S. Micallef Curator of the Malta Study Center.”

HMML Receives International SUCCEED Award
April 23, 2014

HMML Receives International SUCCEED Award

“The ceremony will be chaired by Nobel-Prize winning author Mario Vargas Llosa, the...”

HMML Receives Grant from Prince Claus Fund to Digitize Timbuktu Manuscripts
February 17, 2014

HMML Receives Grant from Prince Claus Fund to Digitize Timbuktu Manuscripts

“When Timbuktu’s ancient libraries were in danger of destruction by Islamist militias during the...”

HMML Returns to Mali to Digitize Manuscripts from Timbuktu Library
December 23, 2013

HMML Returns to Mali to Digitize Manuscripts from Timbuktu Library

“The Rev. Columba Stewart and his team have returned to Bamako, Mali, where he and...”

Council of the British Academy Bestows Edward Ullendorff Medal Upon Getatchew Haile
July 22, 2013

Council of the British Academy Bestows Edward Ullendorff Medal Upon Getatchew Haile

“The Council of the British Academy has bestowed the Edward Ullendorff Medal upon Dr. Getatchew Haile.”

HMML Awarded Grant to Develop Virtual HMML
September 4, 2012

HMML Awarded Grant to Develop Virtual HMML

“The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library has been awarded a grant of $350,930 from The Institute for Museum & Library Services for...”

HMML Completes Armenian Manuscript Project in Aleppo, Syria
May 3, 2012

HMML Completes Armenian Manuscript Project in Aleppo, Syria

“HMML-trained technicians in Aleppo, Syria, have completed the digitization of 225 Armenian manuscripts...”

HMML Awarded National Medal of Honor
October 25, 2011

HMML Awarded National Medal of Honor

“The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library has been awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service...”

HMML Awarded $3 Million Grant from Arcadia Fund
September 6, 2011

HMML Awarded $3 Million Grant from Arcadia Fund

“A $3 million grant from the Arcadia Fund of London has been awarded to the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library...”

HMML Begins First Manuscript Preservation Project in Jerusalem
February 1, 2011

HMML Begins First Manuscript Preservation Project in Jerusalem

“HMML has begun manuscript preservation work in Jerusalem...”

Researcher Identifies Second-Oldest Ethiopian Manuscript in Existence in HMML’s Archives
July 13, 2010

Researcher Identifies Second-Oldest Ethiopian Manuscript in Existence in HMML’s Archives

“Ted Erho, a doctoral student at Durham University in England, recently spent six weeks at HMML studying...”

Where We’re Working: L’viv, Ukraine
December 12, 2009

Where We’re Working: L’viv, Ukraine

“L’viv is a Ukrainian city whose multicultural past survives in at least two forms: its buildings and...”

HMML acquires two landmark titles for its Rare Book Collection
October 12, 2007

HMML acquires two landmark titles for its Rare Book Collection

“When the Benedictine monks came to Minnesota in 1856, they brought with them a chest packed with the...”

  • Father Columba Stewart

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