August 6, 2020

Current Projects

MS 013: Leaf from a Commentary-Masora Hybrid Bible (Late Medieval Ashkenaz, 1 Sam 13.18–14.21)

MS 013: Leaf from a Commentary-Masora Hybrid Bible (Late Medieval Ashkenaz, 1 Sam 13.18–14.21)

Emerson researches the provenance and historical significance of biblical material in Duke’s Hebrew manuscripts collection (with Noam Sienna and Jonathan Homrighausen) ...
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Exploring Duke University and the University of Cologne's Papyrus Collections

Exploring Duke University and the University of Cologne’s Papyrus Collections

Sinja Küppers is studying the Duke Papyrus Collection and the Papyrus Collection of the University of Cologne, both of which ...
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Humanities Unbounded: The "Invisible Lives" of Ethiopic (Ge'ez) Manuscripts

Humanities Unbounded: The “Invisible Lives” of Ethiopic (Ge’ez) Manuscripts

Professor Byron will examine the Rubenstein Library’s  uncatalogued Ge’ez collection for Humanities Unbounded. She will be comparing the Rubenstein’s collection ...
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Investigating Duke's Arabic Papyri

Investigating Duke’s Arabic Papyri

To this day, the Arabic language, and by extension, Arabic sources are often not given the same attention as their ...
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The Paper Chase: A Legal and Ethical Analysis of Manuscript Fragment Collecting in the United States

The Paper Chase: A Legal and Ethical Analysis of Manuscript Fragment Collecting in the United States

In 1995 Anthony Melnikas, a retired art history professor from the University of Ohio, pled guilty to criminal charges stemming ...
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Re-used Papyrus, “On the flip side”

Re-used Papyrus, “On the flip side”

Michael Freeman’s project explores the use of re-used papyrus for Greek scribal training in Roman Egypt. He is studying several ...
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The Motley Migrations of Duke’s Hebrew Manuscripts

The Motley Migrations of Duke’s Hebrew Manuscripts

In this project, Jonathan Homrighausen and Noam Sienna investigate the provenance and migration of Duke’s Hebrew manuscripts collection. We aim ...
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Arabic MS 45: "Islamic Devotional Book"

Arabic MS 45: “Islamic Devotional Book”

Arif Erbil intends to follow the traces of the Arabic MS 45 entitled “Islamic devotional book.” In fact, at first ...
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Investigating the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts

Investigating the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts

Elizabeth Schrader will be investigating Greek MS 065, a New Testament Byzantine Gospel lectionary dated to the eleventh century. This ...
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Bibliophilia, Orientalism, and the Making of Liberal Protestantism in the Manuscripts of George Ehlhardt at Duke University

Bibliophilia, Orientalism, and the Making of Liberal Protestantism in the Manuscripts of George Ehlhardt at Duke University

Nathan Tilley, the head of this project, will examine the shifting meaning of George Brinkmann Ehlhardt’s manuscripts in the context ...
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