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Byzantine Studies Talk

October 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Fr Columba Stewart

Peering through the Telescope
Placing Early Byzantine Reportage on Monasticism in Syro-Mesopotamia in Dialogue with Syriac Sources

Join us Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. to hear Columba Stewart present the Byzantine Studies lecture at Elmer L. Andersen Library, room 120. This event is free and open to the public. 

About Columba Stewart

Fr Columba Stewart
Columba Stewart, OSB

Columba Stewart, OSB, is executive director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, a leader in manuscript preservation, and Professor of Theology at Saint John’s University. A graduate of Harvard, Yale, and Oxford universities, Stewart has published extensively in his research field of early Christian monasticism.

In 2009-10, he was the recipient of a yearlong research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a residential fellowship in Byzantine Studies at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library in Washington, D.C. In 2016 he received a Guggenheim fellowship and in 2016-2017 membership at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ to support the completion of his forthcoming book, Between Earth and Heaven: Interpreting the First Thousand Years of Christian Monasticism.

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Event Details

What: Byzantine Studies Talk, “Peering through the Telescope: Placing Early Byzantine Reportage on Monasticism in Syro-Mesopotamia in Dialogue with Syriac Sources
Who: Columba Stewart
When: October 7, 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, room 120

Event is sponsored by the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World and co-sponsored by the Center for Early Modern History, the Center for Medieval Studies, the Byzantine Studies Association of America, and the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota.


October 7, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries


Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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