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

Dec 12, 2022, 9:00 amDec 16, 2022, 5:00 pm
219 Aaron Burr Hall


Event Description

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.

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