New Online Exhibit: Greek Manuscripts at the University of Michigan Library: A Celebration

A full page illuminaton showing the Heavenly Ladder, representing monks, aided by angels, ascending the ladder towards Christ in Heaven. John Klimax (John Scholastikos), Scala Paradisi (The Heavenly Ladder). John Klimax (John Scholastikos), Liber ad Pastorem (To the Shepherd). Constantinople, the Hodegon Monastery, May 15, 1371 Parchment, 243 fols; 283-287 x 210-212 mm; Fol. 13v.

A full page illuminaton showing the Heavenly Ladder, representing monks, aided by angels, ascending the ladder towards Christ in Heaven. John Klimax (John Scholastikos), Scala Paradisi (The Heavenly Ladder). John Klimax (John Scholastikos), Liber ad Pastorem (To the Shepherd). Constantinople, the Hodegon Monastery, May 15, 1371 Parchment, 243 fols; 283-287 x 210-212 mm; Fol. 13v. 

We are very pleased to announce a new digital exhibit highlighting some extraordinary Greek manuscripts from our collections: Greek Manuscripts at the University of Michigan Library: A Celebration. This online exhibition accompanies, and expands, the physical exhibit of the same name shown at the Audubon Room (Hatcher Library North) from March 26 to June 28, 2022. This online exhibit is also easily accessible inside the Audubon Room: visitors are welcome to further explore, and zoom-in on, other fascinating features of the manuscripts on display.

 

Screenshot of the online exhibit, Greek Manuscripts at the University of Michigan Library: A Celebration
Screenshot of the online exhibit, Greek Manuscripts at the University of Michigan Library: A Celebration

These exhibits, in both their physical and online versions,  celebrate, and are greatly indebted to, two recent major publications describing our extraordinary collection of Greek manuscripts: Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann, Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Vol. 1. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2021; and Julia Miller, Tradition and Individuality: Bindings from the University of Michigan Greek Manuscript Collection. Ann Arbor: The Legacy Press, 2021.