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Monday, November 28, 2011

The Materialist Turn in Cairo Geniza Research

Description:
The Cairo Geniza is the largest single cache of documents from the medieval Middle East ever discovered. Recent efforts to digitize the Geniza's contents and make them available on-line have revolutionized research. This illustrated talk will discuss some of the new approaches and discoveries of the past five years, and their significance for both Jewish and Middle Eastern history. Dr. Marina Rustow holds the Charlotte Bloomberg Professorship in the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University, where she is an associate professor in the Department of History. {Will appear in FYI on Nov 28, 2011
Start Time:
12:30 PM
End Time:
2:00 PM
Room:
0142 Holzapfel Hall
Venue:
(JWST Seminar Room)
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
www.jewishstudies.umd.edu
Other Contact Information:
Debra Ann Kirsch The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies +1 301 405 4975 dakirsch@umd.edu www.jewishstudies.umd.edu
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