The Moses Gaster Seminar
|Starts:||14:00 7 Dec 2021|
|Ends:||15:30 7 Dec 2021|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
This academic year (2021-22) the John Rylands Research Institute and Library will complete the online cataloguing of the codices in Hebrew script in the Rylands Library Manchester. Most of these manuscripts once belonged to Moses Gaster, who, with modest resources, assembled one of the most remarkable collections of Hebrew manuscripts of the 20th century. To mark the occasion the John Rylands Research Institute and Library and the Manchester University Centre for Jewish Studies are hosting a series of seminars in autumn 2021 and spring 2022 which will explore aspects of the Rylands Gaster collection, and related collections. The seminars will focus on the nature of the collections and problems of cataloguing.
Tues. 7th December, 2.00 – 3.30 pm (UK time)
Dr Stefania Silvestri, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester
“Not Only Books: Understanding Artefacts in the Rylands Gaster Collection
Three further seminars are planned for the Spring. Details will be announced.
To join the seminar please email Prof. Philip Alexander, who will send you the zoom link:
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