Featured Event

  • The ARABIC MANUSCRIPTS at ST. CATHERINE’S MONASTERY, SINAI

    Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

    The library of the St. Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai, is one of oldest libraries in constant use. Protected by Justinianic walls, it preserves one of the world’s most significant manuscript collections in Greek and Syriac, but also Arabic. The Arabic collection reflects the role of Melkite communities in Palestine and Sinai in the production of early Arabic texts, including Arabic translations of the Bible and liturgical and hagiographic works.

  • Transcribe-A-Thon

    Tue, Nov 12, 2019, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

    The Princeton Geniza Lab will be hosting a Transcribe-a-thon!

    Now is the chance to work with others to unlock the secrets of one of the greatest archives of the middle ages. Hidden for centuries in the Geniza chamber of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in old Cairo, over 350,000 fragments of pre-modern and medieval documents, have yet to be fully deciphered. This is your opportunity to participate in the recovery of unknown chapters of the history and culture of medieval Jews, Muslims and others living in the Middle East and North African region.

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