Category Archives: Digital Humanities

Hebrew Manuscripts in the Digital Age: Palaeography, Edition, Cataloguing

The École Pratique des Hautes Études (founded in 1868), the ‘school of advanced studies’ within Paris Sciences Lettres University, is inviting applications from French and international research students for an online course cluster “Hebrew Manuscripts in the Digital Age: Palaeography, Edition, Cataloguing”. The course cluster can be validated as an EPHE diploma or be an audited addition to the degree the students undertake elsewhere. Its aim is to provide the participants with traditional and digital skills and some understanding of computational possibilities in Hebrew Manuscript Studies.

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A new digital critical edition of the Jerusalem Talmud (tractate Yevamot)

In January this year, Prof. Menachem Katz of the University of Haifa and Dr. Hillel Gershuni of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, together with the programmer Yaron Bar, launched a beta version of a new digital critical edition of the Jerusalem Talmud, right now of tractate Yevamot (under ISF grant 1717/19) but with the aim of expanding it to other tractates. The edition address is TalmudYerushalmi.com, and it is free to use.
The edition includes all the components of a classical critical edition: exact an amended base text (based on MS Leiden), synopsis of direct as well as indirect textual witnesses, parallels, citations, bibliographic notes and explanatory notes. The user interface is friendly, when the user can click on a certain line or passage to show the relevant apparatuses, and click on an arrow at the end of any line to show the synopsis. And there is much more. 

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eScriptorium Tutorials & Digital Jour Fixe

For its members and students, the European Association of Jewish Studies offers a webinar on how to use eScriptorium specifically for Hebrew script on Tuesday, 5 May 2022, 3 pm – 7 pm CET.

Furthermore, there are two Digital Jour Fixe events:

1) Thomas Kollatz (Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mainz), “(Very) short introduction into Digital Editing with Text Encoding Initiative.” 25 March 2022, 10-11h30 CET

2) Oleksii Chebotarov, “Jews on the Move: Digital Mapping Approaches to the History of Jewish Migration.” 27 May 2022, 10-11h30 CET