Session Title

HMML at Fifty: Preserving Manuscripts and Providing Access for Five Decades

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Hill Museum&Manuscript Library (HMML)

Organizer Name

Matthew Z. Heintzelman

Organizer Affiliation

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library

Presider Name

Daniel K. Gullo

Presider Affiliation

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library

Paper Title 1

Across Four Decades and Two Continents: HMML in Austria, Spain, Malta, Ethiopia, Germany, Portugal, England, Switzerland, and Sweden

Presenter 1 Name

Matthew Z. Heintzelman

Paper Title 2

HMML’s Past Decade and the Turn ad Orientem: Digitizing Threatened Manuscripts in the Middle East, Africa, and South India

Presenter 2 Name

Columba Stewart, OSB

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library

Paper Title 3

Applied Digital Humanities: Supporting Scholars and Students of Medieval Studies with vHMML and Reading Room

Presenter 3 Name

William Straub

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library

Start Date

14-5-2015 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 2345

Description

Almost exactly 50 years ago, in April 1965, Saint John's University and Abbey embarked on a new project to protect handwritten materials. Since then, the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library has worked at libraries across Europe, East Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. Today, HMML is also working in Mali and Egypt. This session will highlight not only HMML's groundbreaking work to make manuscripts available to scholars, but also look at ways that HMML's 50 years of photography have changed how the study of primary materials could be undertaken. Papers will focus on the early history of the library/filming projects, as well as on the major concentrations of resource materials and on the future direction of scholarship through HMML's continuing preservation mission within the context of digital humanities.

Matthew Z. Heintzelman

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May 14th, 1:30 PM

HMML at Fifty: Preserving Manuscripts and Providing Access for Five Decades

Schneider 2345

Almost exactly 50 years ago, in April 1965, Saint John's University and Abbey embarked on a new project to protect handwritten materials. Since then, the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library has worked at libraries across Europe, East Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. Today, HMML is also working in Mali and Egypt. This session will highlight not only HMML's groundbreaking work to make manuscripts available to scholars, but also look at ways that HMML's 50 years of photography have changed how the study of primary materials could be undertaken. Papers will focus on the early history of the library/filming projects, as well as on the major concentrations of resource materials and on the future direction of scholarship through HMML's continuing preservation mission within the context of digital humanities.

Matthew Z. Heintzelman