Sunday, May 09, 2010

"Preserving Words and Worlds"

This program was on NPR's "Speaking of Faith" this morning, and I listened for awhile as I was headed out to early service.

It's about preservation of manuscripts - ancient and current - and was pretty fascinating. Here's the intro blurb on that page:
Saint John's University and Abbey in rural Minnesota houses a monastic library that rescues writings from across the centuries and across the world. There are worlds in this place on palm leaf and papyrus, in microfilm and pixels. And the relevance of the past to the present is itself revealed in a new light.

Here's a video/slideshow of some parts of the interview. And you can listen to the whole thing at the link above.

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