United Kingdom, partner of the Hebrew Fragments in European Libraries project

No systematic search for the fragments in British collections has been undertaken in the past. Recently, the search for the fragments is carried on by Judith Olszowy-Schlanger and the French team in collaboration with the British Library and the Cairo Genizah Research Unit, Cambridge. An important part of the British project is the connection between the Cairo Genizah Collections and the fragments found in the bindings: a recent survey carried in the Cambridge University Library revealed that several dozens of fragments which were thought to emanate from the Cairo Genizah actually come from bindings of Spanish manuscripts. The development of the British part of the project is one of our priorities, given the numbers of Latin and other manuscripts in British collections and the undeniable interest and diversity of the fragments found and published so far.

Institutions and researchers

  • Cairo Genizah Research Unit, University of Cambridge

    contact person : Ben Outhwaite

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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


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

Contact : École Française de Rome

  • Vivien Prigent Directeur des études pour le Moyen Âge
  • Grazia Perrino Assistante des études pour le Moyen Âge


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