Scholars Discuss Christian and Islamic Manuscripts in Ethiopia at UNC Asheville Nov. 19

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Steve Delamarter

Scholars Anne Regourd and Steve Delamarter will present Windows into the Soul of a Community: Christian and Islamic Manuscripts in Ethiopia at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. In their lecture, Regourd and Delamarter will explore the interrelationships between the Christian and Islamic cultures of Ethiopia as revealed by the physical features of their religious manuscripts.

Regourd is senior researcher in the Islam in the Horn of Africa Project at the University of Copenhagen, and at the French National Centre for Scientific Research. She is editor of the online journal Chroniques du manuscrit au Yémen. Her research focuses on papyrology, the study of ancient manuscripts preserved on papyrus, and codicology, the study of books as physical objects.

Anne RegourdSteve Delamarter is professor of Old Testament Studies at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Ore. He directs the Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project. He also directs an international team of scholars on the Textual History of the Ethiopic Old Testament Project, an effort to identify and trace textual trajectories found in Ethiopian manuscripts that contain books included in the canon of the Hebrew Bible.

This event is sponsored by UNC Asheville’s NEH Distinguished Professor of Humanities, the Department of History and the Africana Studies Program. For more information, visit the Humanities Program website or call 828.251.6808.