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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
A Christmas Hymn Sing-Along
December 21, 2023

A Christmas Hymn Sing-Along

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

  • Dr. Catherine Walsh
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
Monuments to the Dead
September 14, 2023

Monuments to the Dead

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

  • Katherine Goertz
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
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

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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

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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
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
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
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“A book you would love to read is lost, altered, destroyed, buried, hidden, left unpublished, unwritten, banned.”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
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
June 23, 2022

The Stars of Ben-Zion

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

Katherine Goertz

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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
The Gouda Life
February 17, 2022

The Gouda Life

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

  • Katherine Goertz
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...”

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