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The Unique Codicological Database "Sfardata:" A Tool for Dating and Localizing Manuscripts and for Historical Research

April 19, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rossell Hope Robbins Library

The first on-line codicological database of medieval He-brew manuscripts (and the only one in any script), SfarData combines the features of a sophisticated software allowing data retrieval, complex querying, clustering, etc., to the empirical procedures of Hebrew quantitative codi-cology and paleography. Malachi Beit-Arié, the founder and director of SfarData, is the Ludwig Jesselson Professor Emeritus of Codicology and Paleography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the head of the Hebrew Pale-ography Project under the auspices of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the National Library of Israel. Among his most recent publications: Unveiled Faces of Medieval Hebrew Books (2003) and Hebrew Codicolo-gy: Historical and Comparative Typology of Hebrew Me-dieval Codices based on the Documentation of the Extant Dated Manuscripts in Quantitative Approach (2015, In-ternet version 0.4 available on line on the site of the Na-tional Library of Israel).

Lunch will be provided.

Sponsored by The Humanities Project (a program of the Humanities Center), The Center for Jewish Studies, The Jewish Studies Program, The Department of Religion and Classics, Rossell Hope Robbins Library and Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation.

Category: Humanities Project Events