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.
- Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
- Fri, Apr 19, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
TURKISH LANGUAGE TALK
Yücel Yanıkdağ is the Associate Professor of History and Global Studies at the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA. He earned his Ph.D. in Islamic History from the Ohio State University. He was the George F. Kennan Member at the Institute for Advanced Study during 2013-2014, and is the author of Healing the Nation: Prisoners of War, Medicine and Nationalism in Turkey, 1914-1939 (Edinburgh, 2013).
- Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
A joint lecture by Radha Pandey and Johan Solberg.
Radha Pandey is a papermaker and letterpress printer. She earned her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship. She has studied Western and Asian Papermaking techniques with Timothy Barrett and teaches book arts classes in India and the US.