Medieval Slavic Manuscripts and Culture

Introduction to ScriptoriaSlavica


Welcome to ScriptoriaSlavica, the blog of the Hilandar Research Library and the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies at The Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, Ohio. It is appropriate that this blog is launched on May 24th, the feast day (New Style) of SS. Cyril and Methodius, “Apostles to the Slavs” (or “Enlighteners of the Slavs”), as ScriptoriaSlavica is devoted to the study and preservation of medieval Slavic manuscripts and culture.

Color image of folio 155 recto from Hilandar Monastery's Slavic manuscript number 13, Gospels according to St. Luke from the third quarter of the fourteenth century

St. Luke, Gospels, third quarter of the 14th cent.


Besides addressing manuscript topics and noting relevant events, projects, ongoing research, lectures, publications, etc., ScriptoriaSlavica may also serve as a forum for specific requests for information concerning medieval Slavic manuscripts, Eastern Orthodox culture and history, and supports the study of comparative manuscripts traditions (Byzantine, Coptic, Western European, etc.).




Image Source: Hilandar Monastery Slavic Manuscript 13, f. 155r. Photograph by Mateja and Predrag Matejic, 1971


1 Comment

  1. Jennifer Spock

    May 24, 2012 at 15:01

    Glad to know this blog exists and is up and running. Congratulations to Pasha, Pred, Helene and the rest of the RCMSS and HRL for making it happen. Jenn

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