A World Beyond: Jewish Cemeteries in Turkey - Digital Humanities in Jewish Studies - Online Website Launch

The database is the culmination of many years of dedicated research by Prof. Minna Rozen, and it provides access to a truly unique collection which combines digital images and textual content of nearly 60,000 Jewish gravestones from a variety of communities in Turkey from 1583 until 1990.

18 October 2021, 16:00 
A World Beyond: Jewish Cemeteries in Turkey - Digital Humanities in Jewish Studies - Online Website Launch

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Monday, 18 October, 2021

16:00 Greetings

Eyal Zisser

Vice Rector, Tel Aviv University

Rachel Gali Cinamon

Dean of Humanities, Tel Aviv University

Roni Stauber

Director of the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, Tel Aviv University


16:30 Opening Remarks

Amnon Cohen

Bernard Lewis and his Jewish Studies

Minna Rozen

A World Beyond: The Database - Its Scope and Use


17:30 First Session: Istanbul Jewry and the Computerized Database

Chair: Ehud Toledano

Ruth Lamdan

The Ideal of Beauty in Istanbul Jewish Cemeteries

Dotan Arad

Between Istanbul and Jerusalem: Connections and Bonds between two Karaite Centers

Dror Zeevi

Ottoman Sultanas and their Jewish Kiras

Carsten Wilke

Hebrew Epitaphs from Byzantine and Early Ottoman Constantinople in Biagio Ugolinos's Anthology of 1767


Tuesday, 19 Octobre, 2021

16:00 Second Session:

Digital Jewish Studies I

Chair: Simha Goldin

Johannes Heil & Imen Ben Temelliste

The New Gallia-Germania Judaica Project

Elli Fischer

The Prenumeranten Project: Digitizing Pre-subscriber Lists


17:30 Third Session:

Digital Jewish Studies II

Chair: Zohar Segev

Tammy Hepps

Homestead Hebrews: A Case Study in Digital Community Reconstitution and Analysis

Louis Kaplan

The Imaginary Jewish Homelands of I.N. Steinberg: From Archive to Virtual World

Liat Kozma

What can a Prosopographic Database Teach us about Jewish Doctors in the Modern Middle East?


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