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David Michelson Archives

Alum’s research on Byzantine architecture paired with Divinity student project

Apr. 11, 2018—Jelena Bogdanović, a leading historian of medieval art and architecture at Iowa State University, will discuss "The Canopy and the Byzantine Church" April 14 at the Divinity School.

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Role of Syriac culture in religious history focus of exhibit

Feb. 12, 2018—The rich Syriac culture, which has faced continued threats of extinction due to ongoing strife in nations such as Syria and Iraq, is featured in an exhibit at Cohen Memorial Hall through March 2.

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New research on the ancient Mediterranean among workshop topics

Oct. 16, 2017—Researchers from a variety of institutions who study the Late Antiquity will be on campus Oct. 19-20 for a consortium in which Vanderbilt faculty across many academic disciplines will participate.

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Preserving the history of Syriac Christianity in the Middle East

Feb. 8, 2017—An international collaboration that includes Divinity scholar David Michelson has published three new reference works to help preserve Syriac, an endangered Middle East language and culture.

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Expanded vision for Arts and Science’s Classical and Mediterranean Studies

Sep. 26, 2016—The new Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies expands the scope of a venerable academic department by building on faculty strengths across disciplines.

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Vanderbilt Libraries to host ‘Cultural Heritage at Scale’ symposium

May. 25, 2016—Scholars, students and other interested individuals are invited to a free Vanderbilt Libraries symposium on the challenges and opportunities for those who build national-scale digital cultural preservation projects.

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Michelson receives NEH grant to save endangered Middle Eastern culture

Apr. 8, 2015—David Michelson, an assistant professor of the history of Christianity at Vanderbilt Divinity School, is among three recipients of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to preserve Middle Eastern culture in danger of extinction.

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Chancellor asks for faculty input during Spring Faculty Assembly address

Apr. 2, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos thanked faculty March 31 for their valued contributions to the university and exhorted all faculty members to add their voices as the university moves forward with its Academic Strategic Plan and other high-priority endeavors.

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Stassun wins Branscomb Award at Spring Faculty Assembly

Mar. 31, 2015—Five faculty awards were handed out March 31 during Spring Faculty Assembly, including the Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award.

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Spring Faculty Assembly is March 31

Mar. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Spring Faculty Assembly is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Langford Auditorium. All faculty are encouraged to attend.

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Christians of Syria and Iraq topic of Divinity Community Breakfast

Jan. 27, 2015—A Feb. 5 community breakfast at Vanderbilt Divinity School features a professor who focuses on the study and preservation of endangered Syriac Christian culture.

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Vanderbilt to host NEH-supported institute on digital humanities

Jun. 2, 2014—Scholars from across the United States and abroad will be at Vanderbilt University June 9-20 to improve their skills in building projects in the digital humanities.

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