EAJS Conference: Jewish Books and their Christian Collectors in Europe, the New World and Czarist Russia

Christ Church, Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, 22-23 May 2017

Programme

Monday, 22 May

9.00 Registration

9.30 Welcome

The Very Revd., Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church

9.35 Introduction

Regius Professor of Hebrew Jan Joosten, University of Oxford

9.45-10.30
Professor Saverio Campanini, University of Bologna
New Evidence on the Formation of Francesco Zorzi’s Library in Renaissance Venice

10.30-11.15
Dr Ilona Steimann, University of Munich
Forming a Hebraist “Canon” of Jewish Literature: German Hebraica Collections around 1500

COFFEE

11.45-12.30
Dr Piet van Boxel, University of Oxford
A Sixteenth-Century Censor and his Collection of Hebrew Books

LUNCH

14.00-14.45
Professor Joanna Weinberg, University of Oxford
The Library of  Johann Buxtorf the Elder

14.45-15.30
Mr Kasper van Ommen, University of Leiden
‘Je suis pauvre en tout, mesmement en livres’. Joseph Scaliger as a Book Collector of Hebraica

TEA

16.00-16.45
Dr Benjamin Williams, King’s College London
Connections at Christ Church: Edward Pococke and his Copies of Maimonides’ Commentary on the Mishnah

16.45-18.00
Dr Rahel Fronda, University of Oxford
Jewish Books and their Christian Collectors: Christ Church Connections (Exhibition)

18.30 Reception

Dr César Merchán-Hamann, University of Oxford

19.30 DINNER

Tuesday, 23 May

9.30-10.30
Dr Theodor Dunkelgrün, University of Cambridge and Mr Scott Mandelbrote, University of Cambridge
Some Hebrew Collections and Collectors in the Colleges of Cambridge

10.30-11.15
Professor Shimon Iakerson, University of St Petersburg
Who Collected Hebrew Books in Czarist Russia and Why

COFFEE

11.30-12.15
Dr Arthur Kiron, University of Pennsylvania
An Atlantic Hebrew Republic of Letters

12.15-13.00
Dr Joshua Teplitsky, University of Stony Brook
Encounters Beyond the Text: Christian Readers and Jewish Libraries

LUNCH
End of the academic programme

To register, please contact rahel.fronda@chch.ox.ac.uk

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