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Syriac Gazetteer

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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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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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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Listen: ‘Syriac Gazetteer’ preserves endangered Middle East cultures

Apr. 23, 2014—Key moments in the development and interaction of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other religions are being preserved through Syriaca.org, an international collaboration edited by scholars at Vanderbilt and Princeton universities.

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