About the Project

This digital project is unfolding in several stages:

  • The first phase has focused on the collection of Sinai icons held at both Princeton University and the University of Michigan.
  • During the second phase, the Sinai icons held only in the Michigan archive were added to the site.
  • The third phase includes the addition of the manuscripts and liturgical objects.
  • The fourth stage will focus on the architectural details and expedition photographs.

The "Additional Resources" page is regularly updated with relevant collections and details about Sinai.

The inputting and correction of the images and data on this site are ongoing. To suggest edits or updates to the information on this site, please contact us at: sinai.digital.archive[at]gmail[dot]com 

A note about dates: The dates listed in the metadata for each object (esp. icons) are not definitive. These are dates listed on the archive cards at the University of Michigan. The "notes" section for each object will eventually include details about scholarly debates and issues related to the dating and other relevant information.

 

About the Team 

  • Julia Gearhart, Director, Visual Resources Collection, Department of Art and Archaeology
  • Alice Isabella Sullivan, Assistant Professor, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Tufts University (former Research Assistant, Sinai Archive Project, 2018-2019; Information Resources Technical Specialist, Visual Resources Collection, University of Michigan, 2019-2020)
  • Jacob D. Wheeler, Digital Imaging Specialist, Princeton University (2019-2021)
  • Francis Kayiwa, Developer Operations Engineer, Princeton University Library
  • Cathy Pense Garcia, Head, Visual Resources Collections, University of Michigan 
  • Emily Cornish, PhD candidate, Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan (Research and Data Assistant, January-August 2021)
  • Shruti Paladugu, MA candidate, Tufts University (Research and Data Assistant, September 2021-May 2022)
  • Elizabeth Elliott, MA '22, Tufts University (Research and Data Assistant, June 2022-)
  • Andrea Horn, MA candidate, Tufts University (Research and Data Assistant, February 2023-)

 

LEGACY (the previous website)

  • Trudy Jacoby, former Director, Visual Resources Collection, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

Funding and Support

  • Project funded by a David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Grant from the Princeton University Council of the Humanities
  • Additional support received from the Index of Christian Art

Digitization

  • Digitization of 5 × 7 Ektachrome transparencies: Michael Bucher, digital imaging technician, Firestone Library, Princeton University
  • Digitization of 35mm slides: John Blazejewski, photographer, Visual Resources Collection and Index of Christian Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

Digital image processing assistance

  • Julia Gearhart, image cataloguer & support specialist, Visual Resources Collection, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University
  • Marilyn Hansen, media specialist and image technician, Visual Resources Collection, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

Data and research

  • Megan Garedakis, graduate student, CUNY Graduate Center, New York
  • Katherine King, graduate student, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University
  • Henry Schilb, reader, Index of Christian Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

Omeka site development

  • Julie Angarone, departmental computing support specialist, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University
  • Julia Gearhart, image cataloguer & support specialist, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

University of Michigan, Department of the History of Art

  • Cathy Pense, Head, Visual Resources Collections
  • Gertraud Reynolds, Sinai Archives, Visual Resources Collections
  • Ilene Forsyth, Professor Emerita, Department of the History of Art