Thursday, December 13, 2012

Papers and Panels of Interest at AJS

If you are going to the Association for Jewish Studies conference in Chicago that begins this coming Sunday, here are a few papers and sessions relevant to the history of the book. Apologies if I missed anybody or anything that is relevant. Please add them in the comments.

SUNDAY 9:30-11 am
in session 1.3 The Yiddish Book of Customs (Venice 1593) by Shimon ben Yehuda ha-Levi Guenzburg and Its Dissemination in the Ashkenazi Communities Jean Baumgarten (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

1.9 Missouri
PATHWAYS OF KNOWLEDGE: JEWISH INTELLECTUAL NETWORKS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE, 1850-1939
Chair: Simon Rabinovitch (Boston University)
Communicating Modern Jewish Scholarship: The Correspondence Network of David Kaufmann (1852-1899)
Mirjam Thulin (Goethe-Universit├Ąt / Leibniz Institute for European History)
Samuel Orgelbrand’s Polish Encyclopedia: Jewish Publishers and Nineteenth- Century Networks of Polish Scholarship Karen Auerbach (Monash University)
YIVO’s Aspirantur and the Training of Jewish Scholars in Eastern Europe on the Eve of the Holocaust
Natalia Aleksiun (Touro College)

SUNDAY 4:15-6:15 pm
in session 4.9
Books, Religion, Reconstruction
Miriam Intrator (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

4.13 Colorado MAPPING READERSHIP: NEW DIRECTIONS IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH CULTURE
Chair: Deeana Copeland Klepper (Boston University)
Centers and Peripheries in Medieval Ashkenaz: Rouen and Erfurt
Ephraim Kanarfogel (Yeshiva University)
The Last Sages of Corbeil: Their Work and Audience
Judah D. Galinsky (Bar-Ilan University)
Was Rupert of Deutz a Pashtan? Rupert and the School of Rashi
Isaac B. Gottlieb (Bar-Ilan University)
Food for Thought: A Fourteenth-Century Dietary Regimen in Hebrew and Its Possible Audience Susan L. Einbinder (University of Connecticut)

MONDAY 8:30-10:30 am
5.7 Ontario THE NEW AMERICAN HAGGADAH: PASSOVER IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Chair: Noam F. Pianko (University of Washington)
The Good Book: Storytelling and the New American Haggadah
Ari Y. Kelman (Stanford University School of Education)
Authenticity and Image in the New American Haggadah
Ken Koltun-Fromm (Haverford College)
 Imagining Identity: Cultural Responses to the New American Haggadah
Mara Benjamin (St. Olaf College)
Jewish Philosophy and Thought at Wordpress (Writing about the New American Haggadah)
Zachary J. Braiterman (Syracuse University)

MONDAY 4:30-6:30
9.5 Chicago X WORLDS OF ACCUMULATION: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO COLLECTION PRACTICES
Chair: Erica Lehrer (Concordia University)
  Preserving the Past and Creating the Future: Collection and Display of Jewish Art in Interwar Poland
Sarah Zarrow (New York University)
Collection Memory: Archival Geographies in Israel and Palestine
Liora Halperin (Princeton University)
“Abstracted Yiddish Kinship”: Collection, Affect, and the Mediation of Generation at the Yiddish Book Center
Joshua Benjamin Friedman (University of Michigan)
Mock Ethnography and the Soviet Jewish Literary Imagination
 Sasha Senderovich (Harvard University)

TUESDAY 8:30-10:30
10.6 Chicago X JEWISH BOOK TRADE AND BOOK CIRCULATION: DEFINING A RESEARCH AGENDA
Moderator: Marjorie Lehman (Jewish Theological Seminary)
Discussants: Francesca Bregoli (Queens College) Stephen G. Burnett (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Michah S. Gottlieb (New York University) Adam B. Shear (University of Pittsburgh) Magda Teter (Wesleyan University)
NOTE: Coffee and light breakfast will be served at this roundtable, courtesy of the Center for Jewish History in New York, sponsor of the Lillian Goldman Scholar's Working Group on the History of the Jewish Book.

TUESDAY 10:45-12:45
11.2 Sheraton I VOICES OF EARLY MODERN JUDAISM
Chair: Magda Teter (Wesleyan University)
Klausner’s Minhagim Book: Evolving Texts and Evolving Practice in Pre-print Era Ashkenaz Rachel Zohn Mincer (Jewish Theological Seminary)
Moses Hayim Luzzatto's Turbulent Romance with the Rabbinate in the Writing of Mesilat Yesharim David Sclar (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
The Agur: A Halakhic Code for Print
Debra Glasberg (Columbia University)
The Exorcist’s Medical Perspective: Exorcism and Medicine among Ashkenazi Jews in the Early Modern Period
Nimrod Zinger (Washington University in St. Louis)

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