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Cyrillic Manuscript Heritage 32 (December 2012)

 

The most recent issue of Cyrillic Manuscript Heritage, the biannual newsletter of the Hilandar Research Library (HRL) and the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS), is now available. Individuals and institutions on the mailing list in the Western Hemisphere have reported receipt of CMH 32 in the mail this week. Colleagues further abroad should be receiving the newsletter in the next couple of weeks.

Note: If you would like to receive a copy of CMH, please send your mailing address to hilandar@osu.edu. If you have missed receiving issues of the HRL/RCMSS newsletter, please send us your current address.

Image of the front page of issue 32 of the newsletter Cyrillic Manuscript Heritage

CMH vol. 32 (Dec. 2012)

Volume 32 (December 2012) includes an account by the HRL curator, Predrag Matejic, of his fall trip to Bulgaria and Serbia, as well as a summary of the research visit of Tatiana G. Popova (Severodvinsk, Russia), who spent several months at OSU this summer examining HRL resources on The Ladder of Divine Ascent of John Sinaites. Also featured is an article on the Scete Paterikon by William R. Veder.

Additional information about the 6th International Hilandar Conference (July 19-21, 2013) is also included in this issue of CMH, namely, that Mirjana Živojinović will present the keynote address at the conference.

The four-page article “MSSI Alumni Update: Where Are They Now?” provides a fitting segue to the forthcoming Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI), which is scheduled for summer 2013 (June 24-July 19). Selected participants from MSSI 1999 (Bojan Belić, Živojin Jakovljević, Georgi Parpulov, Stella Rock, and Vessela Valiavitcharska), MSSI 2001 (Natasha Ermolaev, Ariann Stern-Gottschalk, and Monica White), MSSI 2003 (Wojciech Beltkiewicz and Inés García de la Puente), and MSSI 2006 (Alexander Angelov and Yulia Mikhailova) describe what they are currently doing. NB: Lauren Ressue, MSSI 2008, is featured on page 8 of CMH 32 as this year’s RCMSS Graduate Associate. We welcome updates from any other past participants of the MSSI for future issues of CMH !

The contributors to the endowment funds that benefit the HRL/RCMSS are listed, as are the generous donors of books and materials (CMH 32: 11). And the perennial features, “Director’s Desk” and “News Notes,” describe the highlights of activities and events as well as visitors to the HRL/RCMSS since June 2012.


Abstracts to present at the Sixth International Hilandar Conference must be submitted by February 1, 2013.

Application deadline for the next MSSI is February 22, 2013.

 

Call for Papers: Sixth International Hilandar Conference

 

The Sixth International Hilandar Conference will be held at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, July 19-21, 2013. The conference theme is Medieval Slavic Text and Image in the Cultures of Orthodoxy. We invite abstracts (not to exceed 500 words in length) of proposed presentations to be sent as Word.doc attachments to hilandar@osu.edu prior to February 1, 2013.

Image of a page from the manuscript entitled the Illumniated Life and Lament of Joseph the Beautiful (manuscript SPEC.OSU.HRL.SMS.15)

SPEC.OSU.HRL.SMS.15, The Illuminated Life and Lament of Joseph the Beautiful

A sub-committee of the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS) Advisory Council will review all submissions. Further details will be announced in the next issue of Cyrillic Manuscript Heritage (CMH) and through this blog, various listservs, and other venues.

The conference will follow immediately after the conclusion of the 2013 Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI), which is scheduled for June 24-July 19. We look forward to introducing participants and guests to the recently renovated Thompson Library, the Jack and Jan Creighton Special Collections Reading Room, and the enhanced research, teaching, and preservation opportunities now at the disposal of the HRL.

Source: Cyrillic Manuscript Heritage 31 (June 2012): 1.

Image Source: From an original manuscript, SPEC.OSU.HRL.SMS.15, among the holdings of the HRL

 

A History of “Cyrillic Manuscript Heritage”

 

Cyrillic Manuscript Heritage (CMH), the biannual newsletter of the Hilandar Research Library (HRL) and the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS), is entering its 16th year of publication under the editorship of Helene Senecal, RCMSS Coordinator. Volume 31 has just been issued.

Image of the front page of newsletter Cyrillic Manuscript Heritage volume 1 (April 1997)

CMH vol. 1 (April 1997)

The inaugural volume of CMH, which outlined the history and structure of HRL/RCMSS, was published in April 1997 with the assistance of Lorraine Abraham (media editor), Dongsoo Jeon and M.A. Johnson (contributing editors), and R.J. Stansbury (technical consultant).

Image of the page 8 of newsletter Cyrillic Manuscript Heritage volume 3 (June 1998)

CMH vol. 3 (June 1998): 8

A “Selected Bibliography” of “theses, dissertations, books and articles made possible and/or enhanced by the primary and secondary source materials, especially manuscripts on microform, of the HRL or through the support of the RCMSS” debuted in volume 3. See also volumes 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 20, and 21.

From CMH 4, the names of donors who have contributed to the Hilandar Endowment and other named funds have been listed in the newsletter. The names of donors of “gifts in kind” have appeared in CMH since volume 6.

Image of page 6 of volume 5 (May 1999) of newsletter Cyrillic Manuscript Heritage

CMH vol. 5 (May 1999): 6

The recurring features, “Director’s Desk” by Predrag Matejic and “HRL Journal” – where CMH “asks researchers who have used the HRL in the past year, either in person or by mail, to describe their experiences and work,” first appeared as regular columns in volume 5. The design editor for this volume was John R. Wilson.

Image of the front page of newsletter Cyrillic Manuscript Heritage volume 6 (December 1999)

CMH vol. 6 (December 1999)

A series of interviews introducing readers to the members of the RCMSS Advisory Councils was initiated in CMH 6 with profiles of Daniel E. Collins and Edward Kasinec, and continued in volumes 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15-17. Volume 6 also reported on the first Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI) and set a precedent for a two-page photo spread of the MSSI activities and reactions from the participants.

Image of the front page of newsletter Cyrillic Manuscript Heritage volume 15 (May 2004)

CMH vol. 15 (May 2004)

“News Notes” appeared as a regular feature title in volume 15; earlier issues included the headlines “RCMSS/HRL in the News” (CMH 6), “In the News” (CMH 7, 13), and “RCMSS News Briefs” (CMH 10).

Volume 23 was the first to be published in color. Volumes 1-22 are archived online with color photos inserted in place of the black and white images that were printed.

Image of the page 8 of newsletter Cyrillic Manuscript Heritage volume 23 (June 2008)

CMH 23 (June 2008): 8

Back issues of Cyrillic Manuscript Heritage are available on the OSU Knowledge Bank and the RCMSS website.