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vHMML news today: The collection from The Near East School of Theology (N.E.S.T.) in Beirut, Lebanon. NEST is an interconfessional Protestant Seminary serving the evangelical churches of the Middle East. NEST is one of many collections from Lebanon in HMML’s digital archives; we began our work in the Middle East in Lebanon in 2003. Every major Christian tradition is represented at this crossroads of culture, and Lebanon now serves as HMML’s base for operations in the Middle East and Africa. The collection from NEST is quite large and contains several hundred manuscripts; it is not yet available in its entirety on vHMML. The AB series available now from NEST contains 69 records, primarily spanning the 16th to the 19th centuries. A majority of manuscripts are written in Arabic, and the collection features a wide variety of genres, including poems, commentaries, grammars and dictionaries.

See the AB Series by searching “NEST AB” in the HMML Project Number field on www.vhmml.org

See more about our work in Lebanon and around the world: http://www.hmml.org/places/
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1/11/18
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Hear about the famed Timbuktu manuscripts - and how we're helping to preserve and share them with the world:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05rmmy3
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HMML will be featured on the CBS news program “60 Minutes” at 6 p.m. (CST), Sunday, Dec. 24. (Broadcast time is subject to change. Check local listings.)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/saving-history-from-isis-destruction/
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Harvard magazine just posted a captivating, in-depth alumni profile of HMML's executive director, Father Columba Stewart. The article describes Father Columba's work as a Benedictine monk and scholar, and his leadership of HMML's global preservation work, in particular our current fieldwork project in Mali. Read the profile online: https://www.harvardmagazine.com/2018/01/columba-stewart-hmml

The article comes on the heels of Father Columba's trip to Timbuktu just last week. In the photos attached, Father Columba renews HMML's p...artnership with SAVAMA-DCI and founder Dr. Abdel Kader Haidara; arrives in Timbuktu; and meets with the cataloging and digitization team at the Imam Essayouti Library, including Abderrahmane Ben Essayouti, Grand Imam of Timbuktu. He also was able to snap a photo from the roof of the Imam Essayouti Library of the famed Djingery Ber Mosque in Timbuktu.

As always, read more about HMML's global work at www.hmml.org.
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12/19/17
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vHMML Reading Room news: Church of the Forty Martyrs, Mardin Turkey. Located in southeastern Turkey, Mardin is an ancient city, once part of Assyria in the 1300-1000 BCE. The Church of the Forty Martyrs dates back to the 4th Century AD and it was actually HMML’s first project in Turkey in 2005. The collection is large and diverse: more than 380 records, and spans 1000 years (from the 9th century to the 20th century). Manuscripts are written in Syriac, Arabic and Arabic Garshuni. The liturgical manuscripts represent only about 10% of the collection. In addition there are many books of homilies, stories, commentaries, and some scientific texts. Some pieces in the collection are beautifully decorated.

See more about our global work around the world: http://www.hmml.org/places/
See the entire collection by going to https://www.vhmml.org/readingRoom/ and searching “CFMM” in the HMML Project Number field.
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11/9/17
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Today in vHMML Reading Room news: Monastery of Saint Elias, or St Elias Shwayya, in Lebanon. The Monastery is named for Elias or Elijah, the Old Testament prophet, as the Christian saint is also venerated by Muslims and the Druze.

HMML has worked in Lebanon since 2003. Lebanon served as the beginning of two important milestones for HMML: our work in Middle East and the beginning of the digital era for HMML. Since then, we’ve expanded our work in the area greatly – both in Lebanon and beyond. In fact, Lebanon serves as the base of our operations in the Middle East and Africa; our Director of Field Operations is based in Beirut.

The monastery of St. Elias sits atop a cliff outside Beirut and is a summer residence of the patriarchate. And, according to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East, St Elias Shwayya remains a popular place of pilgrimage. On the saint’s feast-day of July 20, many people take part in liturgical celebrations held at the monastery. The collection from St. Elias on vHMML is Christian Arabic and spans the 16th to 20th century.

See more of HMML’s work around the world: http://www.hmml.org/places/

View the entire collection by searching “SHWA” in the HMML Project Number field on vHMML Reading Room: https://www.vhmml.org/readingRoom/
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11/9/17
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More vHMML news: Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul, Turkey. HMML has worked extensively in Turkey in the past decade and in particular with the Armenian Patriarchate, digitizing the only manuscripts still in church hands after the upheavals of the 20thcentury. This collection has many of the same features present in other Armenian collections including ornate decoration and stunning illustrations. Most mauscripts are from the 16th-19th centuries. See the entire collection by searching “APID” in the HMML Project Number field on https://www.vhmml.org/readingRoom.
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Today in vHMML Reading Room news: Jāmiʻat al-Balamand in Tripoli, Lebanon. In 2003, HMML began its work in the Middle East and Lebanon became the site of several projects and serves as HMML’s base for work in the Middle East and Africa. Every major Christian tradition is represented at this crossroads of culture: HMML has partnered with them all to share their heritage with the world.

The collection from Jāmiʻat al-Balamand contains 39 records, mostly Eastern Christian liturgical books written in Arabic. Cataloging continues and dates are unknown. See the entire collection by searching “IHAN” in the HMML Project Number field on https://www.vhmml.org/readingRoom.
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Today in vHMML Reading Room news: the Chaldean Church of Batnaya in Batnaya, Iraq. Barnaya is a small Assyrian town in northern Iraq, just 14 north of Mosul. HMML began its work in Iraq in 2010, partnering with Father Nageeb Michaeel, O.P. and the Centre Numérique des Manuscripts Orientaux (Digital Center for Eastern Manuscripts, or CNMO), an organization founded by Father Nageeb in Mosul, Iraq in 2003. Since 2010, HMML and CNMO have been digitizing the manuscript heritage of ancient Mesopotamia.

The manuscripts from this collection are of the Chaldean Catholic Church tradition, a tradition with deep roots in northern Iraq. The collection contains 55 manuscripts and a few fragments, mostly 16th-20th century and written in Syriac. Mostly Eastern Christian liturgical manuscripts, including liturgical poems, lectionaries and prayers. See entire collection by searching “CCB” in the HMML Project Number field on vHMML Reading Room: https://www.vhmml.org/readingRoom/

See more about HMML’s work in Iraq: http://www.hmml.org/hmml-in-iraq.html
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9/8/17
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