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Princeton Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Egyptian Miracles of Mary (PEMM) project

Media Coverage of PEMM on CDH Website

By Camey VanSant

December 22, 2020

Princeton's Center for Digital Humanities blog post on PEMM as part of a series on multilingual DH at the CDH.

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PEMM Illuminates East African Manuscripts, Digitally

Six months after the Center for Digital Humanities wrapped up our two-year collaboration with the Princeton Ethiopian Miracles of Mary Project (PEMM)—or የፕሪንስተን የኢትዮጵያ ተዓምራተ ማርያም ፕሮጀክት, in Amharic—the PEMM team is hard at work building this critical resource and making it available to users.

Led by Professor Wendy Laura Belcher (Comparative Literature and African American Studies), PEMM centers on miracle stories about the Virgin Mary from Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Egypt. The stories, which date from about 1200 to 1950, are composed or preserved in Gəˁəz (classical Ethiopic) and appear in a compilation text called Täˀammərä Maryam (Miracles of [Saint] Mary). An extensive collection of Täˀammərä Maryam manuscripts is held by Princeton University Library Special Collections.


pricenton ethiopian eritrean & egyptian miracles of marry project

The Princeton Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Egyptian Miracles of Mary (PEMM) project is a comprehensive resource for the 1,000+ miracle stories written about and the 2,500+ images painted of the Virgin Mary in these African countries, and preserved in Geʿez between 1300 and the present.

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