[A guest post from Dr. George Kiraz]
Did you know that Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute has been instrumental in bringing Syriac to the forefront of academic research for more than 25 years? Since 1992, the Institute has provided free online resources to the heirs of the Syriac heritage and to Syriac scholars worldwide. Most importantly, YOU can play a part!
On this Giving Tuesday, we hope you will join the Bnay Beth Mardutho membership and take an active role in achieving our mission. We are deeply grateful for your patronage—our recent achievements would not have been possible without you! (Join here in just 5 minutes!)
The past few years have seen a tremendous increase in activity at Beth Mardutho! This past summer, we awarded five Fellowships in the Digital Humanities to rising Syriac scholars who greatly increased our free online offerings. Thanks to our fellows' and interns' work, we completed:
1. An online encyclopedia of the Syriac heritage
2. A curated portal of Syriac dictionaries
3. More than 2,000 digitized books in partnership with Internet Archive and Princeton Theological Seminary
4. A new, searchable platform for our open-source, peer-reviewed journal Hugoye (now in its 21st year!)
5. An easily-searchable library catalog for our world-class research library at Beth Mardutho
Our new annual Fellowship program brings graduate students, recent graduates, and Shamoshe from the heritage communities to keep building on these achievements and producing more Syriac resources.
Support Beth Mardutho:
While much of this work is done by volunteers directed by Malphono Dr. George A. Kiraz (himself also a volunteer), the Institute has administrative expenses like rent, utilities, and internet which are covered by Bnay Beth Mardutho members like yourself. We hope you will consider becoming a member to play a part in making cutting-edge Syriac research available to all. Join here in just 5 minutes!
With deep gratitude for your support,
The Beth Mardutho Team