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Synaxis And Workshops: A Hidden World Revealed: The Palimpsests of Saint Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai

The Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

December 12, 2022December 16, 2022 · 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Founded by the Roman emperor Justinian in the sixth century, the Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai is one of the most famous monasteries in the world and a place whose celebrated manuscript collection is of profound importance for a number of academic fields.  A series of workshops at Princeton will highlight the recent, spectacular findings of the Sinai Palimpsests Project, illustrating the methods of multi-spectral imaging and image-processing, along with cataloging and paleographic work with Arabic, Greek, Latin, and Syriac manuscripts. Leading experts in their fields will give presentations followed by hands-on sessions with participants.

There will be an opening keynote lecture by Helen Evans (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and a closing keynote lecture by Father Justin (St. Catherine’s Monastery.)

Registration is required. Visit the Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity website for more information and to register.

Sponsored by The Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

Cosponsored by Comparative Antiquity: A Humanities Council Global Initiative, Program in Medieval Studies, MARBAS (Manuscript, Rare Book and Archive Studies at Princeton), Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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