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

Sfardata Event Poster

A workshop with Malachi Beit-Arié, founder and director of SfarData

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
11 a.m.
Rossell Hope Robbins Library


The first online codicological database of medieval Hebrew 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 codicology and paleography.

Lunch will be provided.

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About the Speaker

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 Paleography 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 Codicology, Historical and Comparative Typology of Hebrew Medieval Codices based on the Documentation of the Extant Dated Manuscripts in Quantitative Approach (2015, Internet version 0.4 available online on the site of the National Library of Israel).

Sponsored by The Humanities Project, 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.

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