The Jewish Book:
Past, Present, Future
The Lillian Goldman Symposium
Sunday, April 3, 1–5:30 p.m.
What makes a Jewish book?
Who are the People of the Book?
How have Jewish books changed with changes in technology?
The “history of the book” is a lively field of historical scholarship that looks at authorship, publication, and dissemination of texts of all kinds as windows onto culture and society in different periods and places. Book history also plumbs the relationships between writers, scribes, printers, and readers. Join us as an international group of scholars examine the contours of Jewish identity through the study of texts in Hebrew and other Jewish languages, and of the Jews and non-Jews who produced and consumed them.
What was a Jewish Book? Perspectives from Three Periods in History
Adam Shear | University of Pittsburgh
Katrin Kogman-Appel | Ben-Gurion University
Menahem Schmelzer | Jewish Theological Seminary
Gennady Estraikh | New York University
Texts and Cultures: Three Case Studies
Marjorie Lehman | Jewish Theological Seminary
David Stern | University of Pennsylvania
Elisheva Carlebach | Columbia University
Jeremy Stolow | Concordia University
The Future of the Jewish Book
Jonathan Karp | American Jewish Historical Society
Jeffrey Shandler | Rutgers University
Alana Newhouse | Tablet Magazine
Eliyahu Stern | Yale University
The program will be followed by a wine and
cheese reception and viewing of the exhibition
Zero to Ten: First Decades/New Centuries: Highlights
from the Collections at the Center for Jewish History
Your ticket includes free admission to the Yeshiva University Museum galleries and the exhibition Zero to Ten: First Decades/New Centuries: Highlights from the Collections at the Center for Jewish History. Visit zeroto10.cjh.org for details. Galleries open at 11:00 a.m.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC
$20 general; $15 CJH, partner and
Association for Jewish Studies members;
$8 students and seniors
For reservations, please call
SmartTix at 212.868.4444 or visit www.smarttix.com
This program is made possible by the generous support of Amy P. Goldman and the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust and presented by the Lillian Goldman Scholars Working Group on the Jewish Book
In collaboration with the Jewish Book Council, the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University and the Columbia University Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies