Judaica & Hebraica
|Dates:||3 November 2015|
|Times:||12:00 - 13:00|
|What is it:||Forum|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Stefania Silvestri, Miruna Belea|
The Format for this event will consist of two presentations over 30 minutes followed by 30 minutes of discussion with Q&A
From Gibraltar to Calcutta: The Ketubbot from the John Rylands Library
Presentation by Dr Stefania Silvestri, Research Associate, the John Rylands Research Institute.
Jewish marriage contracts are an important source of information on the socio-historical context in which they were created. This discussion is a short introduction to the Library’s beautiful collection of ketubbot, through a journey in space and time.
Gaster Collection Amulet 1771- text and tradition
Presentation by Miruna Belea, University of Manchester, Postgrad student (MA Biblical Studies)
This presentation explores the use of parabiblical language in apotropaic magic with reference to a particular amulet of the Gaster Collection.
Dr Stefania Silvestri
Role: Research Associate
Organisation: John Rylands Research Institute
Biography: Stefania studied at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, where she obtained her PhD in 2013 with the thesis “Hebrew Bibles from the Iberian Peninsula: patronage, production and circulation between the 13th and 16th centuries”. She was awarded a PhD grant from the National Research Council of Spain, participating in the ERC starting-grant INTELEG (The Intellectual and Material Legacies of Late Medieval Sephardic Judaism) and a one-year grant within the Doctoral Fellowship Program of European Jewish Foundation. She has produced the online catalogue of the collection of Jewish marriage contracts from the Library of the Museo Correr of Venice, within the Italian project Nuova Biblioteca Manoscritta (http://www.nuovabibliotecamanoscritta.it).
Role: Postgraduate student (MA Biblical Studies)
Organisation: University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
John Rylands Research Institute and Library