The John Rylands Hebrew Manuscripts (and Other Texts) Collections
|Starts:||16:00 8 Dec 2015|
|Ends:||17:00 8 Dec 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Stefania Silvestri|
The John Rylands Library holds one of the most important smaller collections of Hebrew manuscripts in Europe. These objects, that include codices, scrolls and other texts in Hebrew script, are in the process of being made available to scholars and the wider public through the creation of a complete on-line catalogue.
This paper will introduce the collection and outline the methodological approach, the challenges and solutions of carrying out such a cataloguing project.
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).
Travel and Contact Information
The John Rylands Library Deansgate