Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nashim volume 16, special issue on Women and Books

Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 16:54:26 -0500
From: "Mendelsohn, Adam D"
Subject: TOC: Nashim, 16, Fall 2008

Subject: TOC for Nashim 16
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Consulting Editor: Wendy Zierler

Wendy Zierler, Introduction 5

Michael Riegler and Judith R. Baskin, =93May the Writer Be Strong=94:
Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts Copied by and for Women 9

Iris Parush, Gender, Penmanship and the Primacy of Speech
over Writing in the Jewish Society of Galicia and Eastern Europe
in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century 29

Wendy Zierler, Hava Shapiro=92s Letters to Reuven Brainin 67

Hagit Cohen, The Demands of Integration=97The Challenges of
Ethnicization: Jewish Women=92s Yiddish Reading Circles
in North America between the Two World Wars 98

Eliyana R. Adler, Reading Rayna Batya:
The Rebellious Rebbetzin as Self-Reflection 130
Sheila E. Jelen, Women and Jewish Literature 153


Vincent Vilmain, A Woman within Zionism:
The Path of Myriam Schach (1867=961956) 174


Israeli Women=92s Leadership Today: A Panel Discussion 196

Resident Artist:
Judith Margolis, The Illuminations of Ellen Frank 215

Poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch, translated by Chana Bloch and
Chana Kronfeld 224

The Spectacular Difference: Selected Poems by Zelda,
translated with an Introduction and notes by Marcia Falk,
reviewed by Henny Wenkart 234

Eva Martin Sartori and Madeleine Cottenet-Hage (eds.),
Daughters of Sarah: Anthology of Jewish Women Writing in French,
reviewed by Paula E. Hyman 239

Edward Fram, My Dear Daughter: Rabbi Benjamin Slonik and the
Education of Jewish Women in Sixteenth-Century Poland,
reviewed by Moshe Rosman 242

Anne Lapidus Lerner, Eternally Eve: Images of Eve in the Hebrew Bible,
Midrash, and Modern Poetry, reviewed by Wendy Zierler 248

Ellen Frankel, The Five Books of Miriam:
A Woman=92s Commentary on the Torah,
reviewed by Aaron M. Singer 253

Call for Papers, Nashim no. 19
Women and Jewish Poetry 266

Call for Papers, Nashim no. 20
Jewish Women and Philanthropy 268

Contributors to This Issue 270

(taken from H-Judaic)

Monday, November 10, 2008

December 8-11 Anthony Grafton and Joanna Weinberg lectures on Isaac Casaubon

at Harvard University:

Monday - Thursday, December 8 - 11, various times:

The Carl Newell Jackson Classical Lectures Series:
"Isaac Casaubon: A Renaissance Hellenist Meets the Jews"
Anthony Grafton (Princeton University) and Joanna Weinberg (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford)

Lecture 1: "Rabbi Isaac Casaubon: A Hellenist Meets the Jews" Monday, 5:15PM
Lecture 2: "How Casaubon Read Jewish Texts" Tuesday, 5:30PM
Lecture 3: "Casaubon and Baronio: Early Christianity in a Jewish Setting" Wednesday, 5:15PM
Lecture 4: "The Teller and the Tale: What Casaubon Learned from Jews" Thursday, 5:15 PM
Reception to follow Lecture 4.

Sponsored by the Department of the Classics; Harvard University Cambridge MA - exact location TBD

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Lecture by Bettina Wagner on Munich Incunabula on Second Life

Reposted from SHARP-L:

Dear colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to a presentation which I will hold in the virtual "island" of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Second Life (the "Insel der Information") on 25 November 2008.

Best wishes,
Bettina Wagner


Presentation at "Insel der Information", November 25th, 2008:
Bettina Wagner (SL: Bettina Ethaniel):
Incunable digitization at Munich: From the Gutenberg Bible to mass digitization

We would like to invite you to the SIM of the Bavarian State Library for a talk with the title "Incunable digitization at Munich: From the Gutenberg Bible to mass digitization".
The presentation will be held on 25/Nov/08, at 6pm CET, 9:00 AM SLT by Dr. Bettina Wagner in English and follows up a symposium organized by the Humanities Media Interface Project, Keio University, Tokyo, on 22 November in London, UK.
The talk will demonstrate how the Munich Gutenberg Bible is presented online and how users can search for descriptive information in the electronic catalogue, thus placing the Bible in various contexts, e.g. of 15th-century Bible production, of incunable illumination or of provenance. In addition, access points for printed illustrations in incunabula will be shown.

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich holds the world*s largest collection of incunabula, which currently amounts to c. 20.000 copies of c. 9700 editions. The Munich copy of the Gutenberg Bible is one of the most important treasures of the library. In cooperation with the HUMI team, the Bible was digitized in October 2005 and was made accessible freely on the internet.
In Munich, digitization of incunables and online access to the catalogue descriptions have proceeded in close parallel. The first digitization project started already in 1998 and focussed on illustrated incunabula; a project for the digitization of broadsides followed in 2000. At the same time, the printed incunable catalogue was converted into a database and made accessible online in 2004. The catalogue database serves as central access point to incunables and integrates all digital images as well as additional metadata generated in such projects. In 2008, a project for the complete digitization of the collection was begun, and eventually, as a complete electronic facsimile will be generated for every 15th-century edition now held in Munich. The results are not only made accessible through the incunable catalogue database, but also through the Bavarian union catalogue and the ISTC and GW databases.


Dr. Bettina Wagner
Abteilung fuer Handschriften und Alte Drucke
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Ludwigstr. 16
D-80539 Muenchen
email: bettina.wagner@bsb-muenchen.de
Tel. +89 / 28638-2982
Fax. +89 / 28638-12982 oder 2266
postbox: D-80328 Muenchen

Inkunabelkatalog der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek (BSB-Ink) online: