‘The Other Within’ – The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of The John Rylands Library

Monday 27–Wednesday 29 June 2016 at The John Rylands Library150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH

The second John Rylands Research Institute conference will convene scholars, curators and students researching areas represented in the John Rylands Library’s valuable and wide-ranging Hebrew and Jewish collections, including: the Cairo Genizah; medieval Hebrew manuscript codices; early printed Hebrew books; Samaritan manuscripts; and, the collections of Moses Gaster. The full programme is available for download on our website.

Key speakers include: Ben Outhwaite (University of Cambridge), Reinhard Pummer (University of Ottawa), Brad Sabin Hill (George Washington University Libraries) Emile Schrijver (University of Amsterdam), Ilana Tahan (British Library), Esther-Miriam Wagner (University of Cambridge and Woolf Institute). 

The public keynote lecture will be delivered at 6-7pm on Tuesday 28 June at the John Rylands Library by Sarit Shalev-Eyni (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) on, “New Light from Manchester on Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts: The John Rylands Collection and its Significance”. The lecture is free to attend, and open to all. To find out more and book a place, visit our Eventbrite page.

Registration for the conference is now open!

Delegates are invited to register to attend the conference via our website. Places are very limited, and we would encourage delegates to attend as much for the conference as possible.

Enquiries should be directed to: jrri.conference2016@manchester.ac.uk.

This event is supported by the European Association of Jewish Studies’ Conference Grant Programme in European Jewish Studies.

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