Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Books and Manuscripts in Museums

A review of the Braginsky exhibit at the Yeshiva University Museum: Edward Rothstein in the New York Times.

A 9th-century Hebrew manuscript from the Vatican as well as other treasures are currently on display at the new Jewish Museum in London .

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June 29-30: Conference on Reading Hebrew and Jewish Texts in Early Modern Europe, Oxford

Program here.

Call for Papers: Early Book Society


Out of Bounds: Mobility, Movement and Use of Manuscripts and Printed
Books, 1350-1550

Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Early Book Society in collaboration
with the Twelfth York Manuscripts Conference

in honour of Professor Toshiyuki Takamiya
3-7 July 2011

Centre for Medieval Studies
University of York

The Early Book Society will hold its twelfth biennial conference in
collaboration with the York Manuscripts Conference, at the Centre for
Medieval Studies, University of York, from the 3rd to the 7th of July
2011. The theme of this year's conference will be Out of Bounds:
Mobility, Movement and Use of Manuscripts and Printed Books, 1350-1550.
This theme may be interpreted literally or figuratively: papers might
consider unbound or rebound MSS and books, or MSS and books without
bindings (rolls), or marginalia beyond the boundaries of the text, or
the ways in which such boundaries might be created, or even MSS and
books that travel from their place of origin. Secondary threads running
through the conference will be related to Prof. Takamiya's manuscripts
or Nicholas Love (the conference includes a visit to Mount Grace
Priory). Please submit proposals for 20-minute papers relating to the
conference themes either to Martha Driver or Linne Mooney by 1 December
2010. Proposals sent via email should be copied to both
(LRM3@york.ac.uk and MDriver@pace.edu) or by post to Martha:

Prof Martha Driver
English Department
Pace University
41 Park Row, 15th floor
New York, NY 10038

Please include your name, title and affiliation, the proposed title of
your paper, a brief abstract of your paper, and indication of any
electronic aids requested (data projector, overhead, and/or slide

(via Peter Stallybrass and the Workshop on Material Texts at Penn.)

Call for Applications: Rosalie Katchen Travel Grant

Applications are now being accepted for The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Rosalie Katchen Travel Grant
to the Association of Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts
December 19-21, 2010.

This annual grant is available to junior scholars presenting papers
exploring Jewish women and gender issues. Scholars who completed their
dissertation within the past five years are invited to apply.

Travel grants of $250 each are awarded.

For application details go to:

Deadline: October 20, 2010

Magnes Collection moving to Berkeley

See here for details.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

July 1: Lectures on the Art of Hebrew Manuscripts and Books at Metropolitan Museum of Art

As it is written: Lectures on the Art of Hebrew Manuscripts and Books
July 1, 2010; 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.; Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education
Free with Museum admission.

Learn about recent research in the field of Hebrew illuminated manuscripts and decorated printed books on the occasion of the exhibition A Journey Through Jewish Worlds: Highlights from the Braginsky Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books, currently on view at Yeshiva University Museum.

Hidden Treasure: The Intellectual Life of Medieval Ashkenazi Jews
Ephraim Kanarfogel, E. Billi Ivry Professor of Jewish History, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University

Making Hebrew Manuscripts in a Gentile World
Evelyn M. Cohen, independent scholar, New York

Hebrew Manuscripts after Gutenberg
Emile G. L. Schrijver, Curator, Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, Special Collections, University of Amsterdam

These lectures are made possible by the René and Susanne Braginsky Foundation, Zurich.


For more information about events and programs at the Metropolitan Museum, see the online calendar.