Posts by Pablo Alvarez

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.

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 virtual 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. The online exhibit is also available inside the Audubon Room: visitors are welcomed to further explore, and zoom-in on, other...

Special Collections After Hours: Winter 2022

Poster describing the After Hours events for the Winter Semester of 2022

We are excited to continue our online After Hours open houses this semester! Join the Special Collections Research Center on the second Tuesday of each month 4-5 pm for a virtual encounter with our collections. While all the events are online, we have offered an in-person option for the first session in the series. All are welcome to beam in and join us.

Greek Manuscripts at the University of Michigan Library: Cataloging, Teaching, and Research

We are very pleased to invite you all to the fourth session of the Virtual Encounters on Book History, a series organized by Pablo Alvarez (University of Michigan) and Benito Rial Costas (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). Our fourth webinar is a celebration of two landmark publications based on the extensive collection of Greek manuscripts at the University of Michigan Library: Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann, Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Vol. 1. Ann...

Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Chappell!

Detail of graphic describing a parade formation of a battalion consisting of four companies, from Articles of War for Francesco I (1708-1765) Holy Roman Emperor, Grand Duke of Tuscany (Florence, 1739)

On behalf of the University of Michigan Library, we would like to express our gratitude to Samuel L. Chappell (B.S. 1969) and Roberta J. Chappell (B.S. 1967) for their generous gift that allowed us to acquire a manuscript and an early printed book for our military history collection. Since their graduation from the U-M, Sam and Bobbie have kept in touch with the Library in various ways, including generous donations to advance our academic mission.

Textual Editing and Criticism: Principles and New Perspectives. Third Session of a Series of Virtual Encounters on Book History

Folio 16r from Mich. Ms. 160. Horace (65-8 BC). Ars Poetica & Epistulae. Parchment. Italy. 15th c. Examples of additions and corrections, very probably added  by the scribe who copied this manuscript

We are very pleased to invite you all to the third session of a series of virtual encounters on various aspects of book history. On this occasion, our webinar is devoted to textual editing and criticism. Our speakers will discuss innovative approaches to digital technology and scholarship in the edition of literary texts, ranging from Chaucer to James Joyce.

New Publication by the U-M Press: A Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Segment showing a large colored initial, tau, in the shape of an imaginary winged creature with blessing hands and numerous eyes. Fol. 111v  from Mich. Ms. 28. Gospel Lectionary. <Epiros>, s. xiii–xiv, with underlying text of the Old Testament: fragments from Genesis, Proverbs, and Isaiah. s. xi

I am very excited to announce the publication of the first volume of a two-volume catalog describing the extensive collection of Greek manuscripts at the University of Michigan Library. Authored by Dr. Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann, this fully illustrated catalog describes the largest collection of Greek manuscripts in America, which consists of 110 codices (bound manuscripts) and fragments ranging from the fourth to the nineteenth century.

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