Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Syriac exhibition at Vanderbilt

SYRIAC WATCH: Role of Syriac culture in religious history focus of exhibit (Ann Marie Deer Owens, Research News @Vanderbilt).
Syriac: Preserving an Endangered World Culture' on display through March 2 at Cohen Hall
Family collection of priest of first Indian Orthodox parish in Tennessee part of Syriac exhibit

The rich Syriac culture, which has faced continued threats of extinction due to ongoing strife in countries such as Syria and Iraq, is featured in an exhibit at Vanderbilt’s Cohen Memorial Hall.

“Syriac: Preserving an Endangered World Culture,” which is free and open to the public through March 2, showcases the presence of Syriac culture around the globe.

The Syriac language is a dialect of Aramaic used extensively by Christians in the Middle East.


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