Historian to Display and Discuss Ethiopian Manuscripts and Scrolls

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:52 PM
Categories: Pressroom | College of Arts and Sciences


Macon, GA


Dr. Sean M. Winslow, a manuscript historian and expert, will discuss the Ethiopian scribal tradition at two Middle Georgia State University events and at the Ampersand Guild Hall in downtown Macon in late April.

Accompanied by a selection of Ethiopian manuscripts and scrolls, Winslow will discuss Ethiopian manuscript traditions at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Dillard Auditorium on Middle Georgia State's Cochran Campus, and at noon Friday, April 21, in room 112 of the Professional Sciences and Conference Center on the Macon Campus. Both events are free and open to the public. Campus maps and directions are at http://www.mga.edu/about/maps.aspx.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, Winslow will present "Embodying the Word," a hands-on workshop with Ethiopian manuscripts and scrolls, at Ampersand Guild Hall, 503 Fifth Street, Macon. This event, sponsored by Middle Georgia State's departments of History and Political Science and Knowledge at Work, is also free and open to the public.

Ethiopia is one of the oldest Christian countries in the world and the last to have a continuous tradition of Christian manuscript production, which has survived from the fourth century to the present. Winslow has worked in the highlands of Ethiopia, documenting the scribal tradition as part of a larger project to understand the manuscripts that have preserved and disseminated Christian teachings throughout the Greater Mediterranean and beyond.

For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Reeves, Middle Georgia State assistant professor of History, at andrew.reeves1@mga.edu.