This is the website of the "Center for Hellenic Traditions" established in 2004 at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. The site reflects the activities and publication profile of this centre. Its proclaimed aim is to "promote innovative research into the history of Hellenic culture in a number of less frequented research areas". Thus, the research fields include religion, theology, philosophy, literature, and history of art, while the geographical area covered comprises the Balkans, the Eastern Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East and India from Antiquity to the Early Modern period. The site informs about the workshops and colloquia organised by the center and introduces the most recent publications. The center is also part of a larger project of digitisation of Syriac manuscripts in Southern India. A call for application for fellowships is posted on the site. The titles in the lecture series hosted by the centre gives a god overview of the research interests of the centre and of the good academic reputation it has acquired among specialists.
This website is about the Codex Sinaiticus, one of the most important extant, handwritten copies of the Christian Bible in Greek, and the Codex Sinaiticus Project, which is a partnership made up of the British Library, Leipzig University Library, St Catherine's Monastery and the National Library of Russia in St Petersburg. The four institutions hold over 400 leaves between them of the Codex Sinaiticus. Found in Sinai in 1844, and written well over 1,600 years ago, the manuscript includes the oldest complete copy of the New Testament, and the aim of the project is undertake archival research, preserve the leaves, digitise all of them from the four locations, and establish a website that will feature images and aligned transcriptions of all extant leaves by July 2009. The website provides detailed information about the Codex Sinaiticus, its significance, history, content, and production, as well as information about the work of the project, including details about how the leaves are to be conserved, photographed and presented on the website. The 'see the manuscript' area allows you to view actual leaves from the Codex, with transcriptions along side it, with the aim of including translations as well. The project is partially supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
This is the 22nd online edition of a selection of digitised manuscripts from the Schoyen Collection. The Schoyen Collection is a large private manuscript collection formed in the 20th century and held at the National Library of Norway, comprising over 13,000 manuscripts from all over the world and spanning over 5,000 years, from 3300 BC to 1500 AD. The checklist is well structured and has a good contents page with hyperlinks to the main collections organised by subject. Sections of particular interest to manuscript scholars include: Bibles; history; literature; bindings; pre-1450 printing; and palaeography. The manuscript descriptions are very full and include good quality images in both thumbnail and large screen formats. There is also a comprehensive introductory section giving an overview of the entire Schoyen Collection, including the chronological distribution of manuscripts, the distribution by countries and languages, and a list of manuscript scriptoria and provenances. Users will also find a bibliography related to the Schoyen Collection.
The website "Sch°yen Collection" is a private collection of manuscript items comprising most types of material and content from around the world, spanning over 5,000 years, owned by Martin Sch°yen. Containing 13,010 items, it is the largest private manuscript collection formed in the 20th century. This website comprises a detailed checklist of manuscripts arranged by subject, chronology, country, and provenance. About 600 manuscripts are explained in detail with images of sample pages. These manuscripts include examples of patristic literature, writings on world religions, mathematical tables, and some of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Smaller collections that may be previewed over the Internet deal with subjects such as Roman military diplomas, slavery, wine and beer, and literary letters.