Dec. 21, 2023

The 1762 British sacking of Manila scattered valuable books and manuscripts across the continents. Now an international collaboration is reuniting these treasures in an online repository and SPO Professor, Director of Graduate Studies and current Acting Chair has partnered with Princeton University Library as well as colleagues at other leading universities including in the Philippines to construct an online archive that will represent what the San Pablo library might have looked like before the British sacking. The completed archive will feature images, transcriptions, English translations, and analyses of the documents, which have never before been systematically organized or studied.

The Office of the Dean for Research featured an article detailing this undertaking in their publication Discovery: Research at Princeton 2023-24 edition. Access the full article by Yaakov Zinberg published on December 1, 2023.