Father Columba Stewart,
Member (2016–17) in the School of Historical Studies, has been
selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to
deliver the 2019 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities.
Columba Stewart, former Member in the School of Historical
Studies, was accompanied by 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl on his mission
to save historic texts from the destruction of ISIS for a report to
be broadcast on Sunday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m.
The Institute for Advanced Study and Hill Museum & Manuscript Library are partnering to provide open access to approximately 15,000 digitized Zaydi manuscripts from Yemen and neighboring countries. The three-year project will help support and make accessible the Zaydi handwritten heritage—a heritage that is on the verge of destruction in Yemen.
Rescuing the world’s most precious antiquities from destruction
is a painstaking project—and a Benedictine monk may seem like an
unlikely person to lead the charge. But Father Columba Stewart, Member in the
School of Historical Studies, is determined...
Last week, Columba Stewart, George William Cottrell, Jr. Member
in the School of Historical Studies, Executive Director of the Hill
Museum and Manuscript Library, and Professor of Theology at Saint
John's Abbey and University in Collegeville...