Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project Topic of May 22 Talk

ethiopic manuscriptSteve Delamarter, from George Fox University, will discuss the Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project (EMIP) on Wednesday, May 22, at 3:30 p.m., in Knight Library’s Browsing Room. Delamarter will describe how technical and organizational challenges factor into managing a large digital humanities project with more than 20 collaborators.

Delamarter started the EMIP in spring 2005 with the goal of helping preserve images of Ethiopia’s manuscript heritage and making them available for scholarly study. In the past six years EMIP has digitized around 9,400 manuscripts in North America and Ethiopia, and others in Kenya and England. Of these manuscripts, about 1,200 are Arabic. Most are in Ethiopic and Amharic.

Delamarter’s talk is sponsored by the UO Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) with additional support from the African Studies Program, Arabic Studies, and the Department of Religious Studies. This event is free and open to the public.