Welcome to Hidden Gems, a series of short articles which highlight items in the Beinecke Library’s collection of rare books and manuscripts and which showcase current, hands-on research being undertaken by graduate students, faculty and other scholars. It is our goal to include items from all areas of the Beinecke’s extensive collections and from diverse linguistic traditions.
Links to the articles and brief bios of the contributors can be found below. Enjoy!
Tibet Kanjur 1: The Dalai Lama’s Visit to Yale in October 1991 by Hugh M. Flick, Jr.
Takamiya MS 98: An Excised Fragment of the Stafford Gower by Jared Brunner
Osborn fa38: An Early Copy of Petrus Comestor’s Historia scholastica by Shahrouz Khalifian
MAʿRİFETNĀME: Turkish MSS Suppl. 184 by Ozgen Felek
Beinecke Coptic MS 13: The Book of the Coptic Language by Ramona Teepe
About the editor
This series is edited by Carson Koepke and overseen by Raymond Clemens, Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts. Carson Koepke is a PhD student in the Graduate School of Arts and Science’s Medieval Studies program. He specializes in early medieval literature and manuscript culture.
We are currently seeking proposals for short articles (approximately 500–750 words) to feature in our series. If you are a current or former Yale student, faculty member or other researcher who has worked closely with manuscript materials at the Beinecke and are interested in sharing the fruits of your research with a wider audience, please contact Carson Koepke at email@example.com.