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A Scribble of Scribes: Men, Women, and Children Copyists Across Mali’s Manuscript Collections June 8, 2023 Read
Build a Church, Build a Library May 25, 2023 Read
Tracing Scribal Genealogies in Syriac Manuscripts: The Naṣro Family May 11, 2023 Read
Muḥammad Ṣādiq: A Scribe Between Manuscript and Print Cultures at the Beginning of the 20th Century April 27, 2023 Read
The Calligrapher Clément Perret April 13, 2023 Read
Learning to Write: Practical Aspects of Handwriting March 30, 2023 Read
Why so Many Fragments? Incomplete Manuscripts in the Timbuktu Collections. March 16, 2023 Read
Woodcut Fragments of the 16th Century March 2, 2023 Read
Postscript — Luqmān the Sage February 23, 2023 Read
Johann Wetzstein and the Qurʼan Fragments of Tübingen February 16, 2023 Read
Medieval Fragments in the Palazzo Falson February 2, 2023 Read
Reversal of Fates: Access Through Photographs can be a Counterbalance January 27, 2023 Read
Poetry and Agriculture, a Fragmentary Scrapbook January 19, 2023 Read
Identifying Syriac Fragments in the Digital Age January 5, 2023 Read
Where We’re Working: L’viv, Ukraine December 29, 2022 Read
Poetic fragments at the Great ʿUmarī Mosque in Gaza December 22, 2022 Read
The Next Stop was Kremsmünster Abbey December 20, 2022 Read
Hiding in the Binding — Fragments in Rare Book Collections at HMML December 8, 2022 Read
Jacques Hnizdovsky in Minnesota December 1, 2022 Read
Identifying Prohibited Books in Early Modern Malta November 24, 2022 Read
“This Book is Free From Banned Content” — Ottoman Censorship of al-Yāzijī’s Arabic Lexicon November 10, 2022 Read
Ḫeruy Walda Śellāsē’s “History of Ethiopia” October 27, 2022 Read
Censorship Without Censorship October 13, 2022 Read
A Book You Would Love to Read... September 29, 2022 Read
Sandwiching a Forbidden Text September 15, 2022 Read
ʻUmar al-Turūdī’s List of Unreliable Books September 1, 2022 Read
Books that Survived the Ban — Syriac Manuscripts in India August 18, 2022 Read
Malta Parish Archives Project Completed August 11, 2022 Read
Lifted on Wings August 4, 2022 Read
Microfilm Milestones July 28, 2022 Read
Feeling the Heavens July 21, 2022 Read
Where We’re Working: Mali July 16, 2022 Read
Khwājahʹzādah’s Treatise on the Rainbow July 7, 2022 Read
Postscript — King Solomon the Gynecologist, a Forgotten Tale From the Syriac Book of Medicines June 30, 2022 Read
The Stars of Ben-Zion June 23, 2022 Read
Between the Sun and Moon June 9, 2022 Read
Astronomical Technology and Religious Practice in Islam May 26, 2022 Read
Signs in the Heavens — Astrological Books of Daniel in Eastern Christianity May 12, 2022 Read
A Tale of Two Bears — Astronomy in Austrian Libraries April 28, 2022 Read
A Tribute to Getatchew Haile (1931–2021) April 19, 2022 Read
Why was Esau so Hungry? Genesis 25 in Arabic Manuscripts April 14, 2022 Read
Creating Relationships — Sharing the Past to Build Toward Future Scholarship April 7, 2022 Read
Smoking in the Desert — Between Supporters and Opponents of Tobacco March 31, 2022 Read
Postscript — A Sister’s Vows March 21, 2022 Read
Soup, with a Side of Reform March 17, 2022 Read
Where We’re Working: The Monastery of Santa Ursula March 8, 2022 Read
The Hard Work of a Market Inspector in Preventing Food Frauds at the Market of Tinnīs, Egypt March 3, 2022 Read
The Gouda Life February 17, 2022 Read
A Syriac Poem on Wine February 3, 2022 Read
A Man for All Seasonings January 20, 2022 Read
New Scanner is a Quantum Leap for Digitizing Microfilm at HMML January 10, 2022 Read
The Case of the Mysterious Pie and the Amsterdam Theater January 6, 2022 Read
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) Announces Second Season of its Virtual Series, “To Listen: A Global Journey” January 4, 2022 Read
The Travels of the Ebony Horse December 23, 2021 Read
Arabian Nights of the Christian East December 20, 2021 Read
Want to Marry the Princess? Know thy Bible! December 9, 2021 Read
Icon Collection Finds a New Home at HMML December 2, 2021 Read
The Story of the Talking Camel and the Exploits of Ali Genre in West Africa November 25, 2021 Read
Parabiblical Literature in the Horn of Africa November 11, 2021 Read
Tracing Folktales in Magic Texts — The Story of Umm al-Ṣibyān October 28, 2021 Read
Postscript — Syriac Apocalypse of Daniel October 21, 2021 Read
Grave Tales, Engraved (and Etched) October 14, 2021 Read
Ottoman Soap Operas and Other Stories September 30, 2021 Read
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) Creates New Database to Assist Scholars of Understudied Manuscript Traditions October 4, 2021 Read
The Book of Laughable Stories — A Medieval Joke Book September 16, 2021 Read
The Emperor’s Manuscript September 11, 2021 Read
Four Family Libraries in Jerusalem September 9, 2021 Read
Malta Envisioned by an English Clergyman September 2, 2021 Read
Where We’re Working: The Balkans August 26, 2021 Read
Multispectral Imaging Tests at HMML August 23, 2021 Read
Travelers and Texts Crossing the Sahara August 19, 2021 Read
Migration, Digitization, and Preservation - A Case Study of a Somali Manuscript August 12, 2021 Read
The Journey of One Armenian Manuscript August 5, 2021 Read
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) Receives $5 Million Grant From Arcadia August 3, 2021 Read
When in Rome... July 22, 2021 Read
Protecting Travelers and Maritime Contacts in the Eighteenth-Century Mediterranean July 8, 2021 Read
From Cairo to Mardin, Manuscripts on Camelback June 24, 2021 Read
Prof. Getatchew Haile — A Giant in His Field and in the Hearts of All Who Knew Him June 21, 2021 Read
Prof. Getatchew Haile, FBA, 1931–2021 June 11, 2021 Read
Traveling to France on Paper June 10, 2021 Read
Crossing the Red Sea in the 1640s May 27, 2021 Read
Medicine, Ritual, and Magic in Ethiopia May 13, 2021 Read
Quarantine in Malta, a Print of the Lazaretto from the Mużew Nazzjonali tal-Arti April 29, 2021 Read
HMML Presents Third Program in “To Listen” Series on May 20, 2021 April 21, 2021 Read
Medical Texts From Timbuktu — Local Pharmacological Remedies with Qur’anic Verses April 15, 2021 Read
Early Miniatures of Ethiopians April 9, 2021 Read
An Anonymous Syriac Medical Compendium March 31, 2021 Read
A Tale of Two Herbals, From Medicine to Food in the 16th Century March 17, 2021 Read
Accounts on Plague and Infectious Diseases from Three Arabic Manuscripts March 4, 2021 Read
HMML Presents the Second Program in the “To Listen” Series on March 18, 2021 March 1, 2021 Read
Yeɗi Sanba Ɓooyi, a Fulani Scholar and Poet February 25, 2021 Read
Remedies in the Margins of Syriac Manuscripts February 18, 2021 Read
Creating Cataloging Standards for Regional Names February 11, 2021 Read
Medical Care for the Enslaved Mustafa Osmon in 18th-Century Valletta, Malta February 4, 2021 Read
Where We’re Working — Dayr Anbā Maqār, Egypt January 22, 2021 Read
HMML Presents New Program, “To Listen: A Global Journey” January 8, 2021 Read
Postscript — A Fāʼidah January 3, 2021 Read
The Power of a Name December 26, 2020 Read
Getatchew Haile, Ethiopic scholar December 13, 2020 Read
Database Partnership Expands Access to West African Manuscripts December 10, 2020 Read
The Gift of Knowing One Another December 1, 2020 Read
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library names Rachel McGarry and Nick Swenson to Board of Overseers October 22, 2020 Read
Digitization of the Lettere consolari fonds at the Cathedral Archives, Mdina, Now Completed October 13, 2020 Read
Refresh of HMML brand identity and website October 5, 2020 Read
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library completes digital cataloging of Khalidi Library’s manuscript collection August 24, 2020 Read
Digitization of the Archives of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Completed June 30, 2020 Read
Advanced Imaging Data for HMML Palimpsest Project Hosted on OPenn June 4, 2020 Read
HMML Stands with a Nation and World in Pain June 2, 2020 Read
New Preservation Projects — HMML Looks to the Future May 22, 2020 Read
Why Cultural Heritage Matters Program and Resources May 11, 2020 Read
“HMML@Home” — A New Way to Stay Connected April 27, 2020 Read
HMML Launches New Series — HMML@Home April 3, 2020 Read
BBC Radio Airs Story on HMML and Fr. Columba February 25, 2020 Read
Ancient Writing Revealed During HMML Palimpsest Imaging at Stanford's SLAC Lab February 21, 2020 Read
HMML Fieldwork — Fr. Columba Travels to Mali, Renews Agreement January 31, 2020 Read
HMML Receives $1.4 Million NEH Grant to Preserve and Share Manuscript Heritage January 21, 2020 Read
New Faces at HMML January 8, 2020 Read
Updates From the World of Metadata December 26, 2019 Read
Where We're Working: The Pontificio Collegio Armeno, Rome December 1, 2019 Read
Governor Walz to Headline Event Honoring Minnesota's “Monument Man” of Endangered manuscripts October 30, 2019 Read
HMML Staff Make Scholarly Impact November 1, 2019 Read
Cultural Heritage Present and Future — A Benedictine Monk’s Long View October 7, 2019 Read
National Endowment for the Humanities names Fr. Columba Stewart, OSB, the 2019 Jeffereson Lecturer July 22, 2019 Read
Where We're Working: Missionary Society of Saint Paul, Harissa, Lebanon July 15, 2019 Read
Seeing the Invisible — Multispectral Imaging of Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts July 1, 2019 Read
vHMML Reading Room Surpasses Milestone May 18, 2019 Read
vHMML Museum Goes Live May 5, 2019 Read
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Mentioned in December 2018 National Geographic Magazine November 30, 2018 Read
HMML Opens New Exhibition “Starting Over — From Death Comes New Life” October 30, 2018 Read
HMML is Gifted a Rare Copy of William Shakespeare's Second Folio July 9, 2018 Read
HMML opens new exhibition “Mediterranean Travel — People, Places, Encounters” June 29, 2018 Read
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library's Malta Study Center Completes Digitization Project at MUŻA — Mużew Nazzjonali tal-Arti May 18, 2018 Read
Manuscripts Meet the World — Handwritten Books from Around the World March 22, 2018 Read
HMML opens new exhibition “Living Prayer — Prayer Brought to Life, Living Through Prayer” March 7, 2018 Read
Digital copies of the Rossi, Ansaldi and Caetani Yemeni manuscript collections now available in vHMML Reading Room February 27, 2018 Read
HMML Featured on CBS News’ Program 60 Minutes December 21, 2017 Read
Harvard Magazine Profiles HMML's Father Columba December 19, 2017 Read
Permanent gallery for The Saint John’s Bible opens at Saint John’s University November 13, 2017 Read
NEH funds 2018 Summer Institute in Mediterranean Studies at HMML August 14, 2017 Read
HMML awarded a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for vHMML 3.0 August 2, 2017 Read
New Exhibition in HMML’s Reading Room — Fragmented Beauty June 1, 2017 Read
Festschrift for Getatchew Haile May 1, 2017 Read
HMML Partners with the Institute for Advanced Study to Share Threatened Manuscript Heritage from Yemen and Neighboring Countries April 11, 2017 Read
New Exhibition at HMML Terra Incognita Tracing Western Understanding of the Earth Through Maps February 9, 2017 Read
HMML’S Malta Study Center Completes Digitization of Malta Collection at the Catholic University of America Rare Books and Special Collections October 11, 2016 Read
Innovative Manuscript Research Tool on vHMML Now Available August 29, 2016 Read
HMML & Syriac Manuscripts — New Exhibition in HMML's Reading Room August 3, 2016 Read
Artistic Director and Scribe of The Saint John's Bible Receives Apostolic Knighthood June 16, 2016 Read
HMML’S Malta Study Center and the James Ford Bell Library Open Exhibition on the Great Siege of Malta May 26, 2016 Read
Father Columba Stewart Awarded 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship April 7, 2016 Read
Ethiopia, Europe, and Collegeville — New Exhibition in our Reading Room April 5, 2016 Read
HMML’S Malta Study Center Begins Digitization Partnership with the Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti February 18, 2016 Read
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Launches vHMML October 16, 2015 Read
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Awarded $4 Million Grant from Arcadia Fund September 21, 2015 Read
HMML Receives Major Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation April 14, 2015 Read
HMML Digitizes Timbuktu's Historic Manuscript Collections March 31, 2015 Read
HMML Urgently Working to Save Manuscripts in Iraq, Hopes for Safety of Collections in Syria March 17, 2015 Read
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Joins the Renaissance Society of America December 23, 2014 Read
HMML’S Malta Study Center Begins New Digitization Project at the National Archives of Malta December 10, 2014 Read
HMML Awarded $500,000 Grant From Henry Luce Foundation to Support Development of an Online Reading Room for vHMML December 1, 2014 Read
Malta Study Center Partners with the Mediterranean Seminar June 2, 2014 Read
New Curator Hired for HMML's Malta Study Center April 23, 2014 Read
HMML Receives International SUCCEED Award April 23, 2014 Read
HMML Receives Grant from Prince Claus Fund to Digitize Timbuktu Manuscripts February 17, 2014 Read
HMML Returns to Mali to Digitize Manuscripts from Timbuktu Library December 23, 2013 Read
Council of the British Academy Bestows Edward Ullendorff Medal Upon Getatchew Haile July 22, 2013 Read
HMML Awarded Grant to Develop Virtual HMML September 4, 2012 Read
HMML Completes Armenian Manuscript Project in Aleppo, Syria May 3, 2012 Read
HMML Awarded National Medal of Honor October 25, 2011 Read
HMML Awarded $3 Million Grant from Arcadia Fund September 6, 2011 Read
HMML Begins First Manuscript Preservation Project in Jerusalem February 1, 2011 Read
Researcher Identifies Second-Oldest Ethiopian Manuscript in Existence in HMML’s Archives July 13, 2010 Read
Where We’re Working: L’viv, Ukraine December 12, 2009 Read
HMML acquires two landmark titles for its Rare Book Collection October 12, 2007 Read

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