Ulrich Schmid, born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1962. Ph.D. from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster. Research Fellow at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster.
Fellow (1 September 1997 – 30 June 1998)
As a member of the theme group “Tatian’s Diatessaron”, my work was devoted to the study of the largest single group of witnesses on our agenda: the Latin gospel harmonies. Due to the nature of our sources and the unforeseeable ways of human and scholarly predilections, it turned out that the most fruitful collaboration of my NIAS year was established with August den Hollander.
Within the Western harmony tradition we were able to propose and substantiate close links between the medieval Latin and the Middle Dutch traditions that help explain at least parts of the filiations of the harmony tradition in the West (subsequent joint publications are planned or already under way). I consider this a major step in achieving an overall picture of the interrelation between the various sources that have been added to the gene-pool of Diatessaronic witnesses. The whole group will subsequently publish a case study and a joint edition of the Diatessaronic witnesses we have been working at. Certainly August den Hollander and I will continue to work and publish from the material from the Baumstark Archive we obtained in November 1997.