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Hundreds of Hebrew and Aljamiado book and documents fragments and documents are found in collections throughout Spain. Many fragments have been known since the early 20th C. and described in scattered publications, many new sources have been identified recently. A systematic study of some of the fragments collections was initiated by the late JosŽ L. Lacave (former Arias Montano Institute at the CSIC) and by David Romano (Universidad de Barcelona), who concentrated on the publication of those of historical documentary content (1997, see: www.unavarra.es/organiza/pdf/fondos_hebreos.pdf). In recent years, spectacular discoveries were for instance made in the state archives of Gerona (State, Municipal and Cathedral Archives), where some estimated 2000 paper fragments were glued together to create cardboard book covers. A first inventory and digitalization of some 600 Gerona fragments is underway. The research in various other collections is carried out as collaboration between Spanish and Catalan scholars and institutions, under the responsibility of Dr Javier Casta–o, of the CSIC in Madrid.

Research in the collections of the Archivo Histórico Nacional (Madrid), Biblioteca de Montserrat (Barcelona), Biblioteca de Catalunya (Barcelona) and other archives and libraries in Spain, where dozens of Hebrew fragments have been found, is being carried out by Javier del Barco (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

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Applications open for 2023-2024 HMDA course

Friday September 8, 2023

HMDA: Hebrew Manuscripts in the Digital Age: Palæography, Edition, Cataloguing

The École Pratique des Hautes Études, " the School of Advanced Studies " within Paris Sciences Lettres University, is inviting applications from French and international research students for an online course cluster “Hebrew Manuscripts in the Digital Age: Palaegraphy, Edition, Cataloguing”.

Deadline: 11 October 2023 (midnight, Paris time)

Sources hébraïques pour l’histoire des juifs de la France médiévale

Friday September 1, 2023

Bourse en études juives médiévales

« Sources hébraïques pour l’histoire des juifs de la France médiévale »

EPHE – PSL - fondation Jacques et Jacqueline Lévy-Willard

Du fragment au livre : manuscrits hébreux en Italie médiévale

Friday September 1, 2023

Journée d'Étude : Lundi 11 septembre 2023

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  • Judith Olszowy-Schlanger - EPHE-PSL/Oxford University

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