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Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
THE JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESENTS
Genizah Scribes at Work
Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sciences Historiques et Philologiques
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 5:00 pm
Genizah fragment (Cairo Genizah, ca.1000-1199), Halpern 1, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Penn Libraries
Professor Olszowy-Schlanger will explore the social and economic status of the scribes represented in the Cairo Genizah and examine their different domains (books or legal documents), their education, and the methods of scribal practice. Olszowy-Schlanger is a Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies [SIMS]/Herbert D. Katz Center Distinguished Fellow in Jewish Manuscript Studies. The fellowship, funded in part by the David Ruderman Distinguished Scholar fund, pairs a prominent scholar in any field of Jewish studies with a manuscript in one of our collections.

Registration is appreciated

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & the Herbert D. Katz Center Distinguished Fellowship in Jewish Manuscript Studies is funded in part by the David Ruderman Distinguished Scholar Fund.


Class of 1978 Pavilion
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)