Study Day in Memory of Professor Ihor Ševčenko

The Study Day will be concentrated around Saint Catherine’s Monastery at Mount Sinai, its manuscripts and their conservation and will take place at Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, University of Oxford on Saturday, 27 November.

This meeting, held in memory of the late Professor Ihor Ševčenko of Harvard University, is intended to focus
attention within the scholarly community on the conservation work currently being carried out on the important
collection of ancient and medieval manuscripts housed in the library of Saint Catherine’s Monastery at Mount
Sinai. This conservation work is organized and funded by the Saint Catherine Foundation. The lectures listed
below are being given, many by colleagues at Oxford, to commemorate the contribution made to the study of
the Sinai monastery by Ihor Ševčenko. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Associates
of the Saint Catherine Foundation, as well as past Visiting Fellow of both All Souls and Wolfson Colleges,
Oxford and member of the Editorial Board of Oxford Studies in Byzantium. A memorial fund in his name will
be announced for the conservation of Sinai’s early Slavonic manuscripts in which he was particularly interested.

10:00 Prof. Dr Peter Grossmann (Cairo), The Sinai monastery that Justinian built
10:40 Prof. Cyril Mango (Oxford), Ihor Ševčenko and the Sinai Monastery
11:00 coffee
11:30 Prof. Nicholas Pickwoad (London), The Programme of MS Conservation at Sinai
12:00. Dr Lukas Schachner (Oxford), Book & other Production in Early Byzantine Monasteries
12:30 lunch
2:00 Mr Nigel Wilson (Oxford), Byzantine Libraries
2:30 Dr Nancy Ševčenko (Vermont), MSS copied at Sinai
3:00 Dr Georgi Parpulov (Oxford), Greek and Latin MSS at Sinai
3:30 tea
4:00 Dr Sebastian Brock (Oxford), Syriac, Ethiopic and Arabic MSS at Sinai
4:30 Prof. Robert Thomson (Oxford), Georgian, Caucasian Albanian and Armenian MSS at Sinai
5:00 Dr C.M. MacRobert (Oxford), Slavonic MSS at Sinai
5:30 The Ihor Ševčenko Memorial Fund
6:30 Ashmolean Museum, reception

Study Day is supported by the Saint Catherine Foundation, Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research, and
Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity. For further information write to: or