Search This Blog

Thursday, October 17, 2013

God's books in extraordinary variety ...

Many years ago I lived in a neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, where the local Catholic Church (St. Thomas the Apostle) embraced diversity through its motto: "God's people in extraordinary variety." I have always loved that phrase, so I am borrowing/adapting it today to introduce a recent presentation I made at the annual meeting of the Medieval Association of the Midwest ("MAM").  MAM met (and was warmly received) at Indiana State University, in Terre Haute, Indiana. The conference gave me an opportunity to describe some of the actual manuscripts that are held at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. Since HMML is largely know for its digital and microfilm collections, this was a chance to share our own materials with others--albeit through digital means!

Reproduced below are the slightly edited slides from my presentation. It is quite possible that I have unintentionally inverted some of the non-European language manuscript images, so I ask that any one with knowledge of these languages to contact me with corrections!! Feel free to click on a slide to see it enlarged.

Peace,

Matt Heintzelman
























3 comments:

  1. « Miscellaneous Manuscripts »

    Yes, it’s Malayalam and yes, it’s… upside down.

    ReplyDelete
  2. « Questions? »

    — First : Tibetan, I think, right side up ;
    — Second : no idea…

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks for your help on these, Richard. I have updated the slide with the palm leaf book (Malayalam).
    Peace!
    matt h.

    ReplyDelete