Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place

October 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Please join the Jewish Studies Program for our Work in Progress Colloquium Series featuring Dr. Adam Shear from the University of Pittsburgh.

Lunch is provided. Please RSVP to

More about the colloquium:

Along with colleagues from Columbia, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Stony Brook, Dr. Adam Shear directs the Footprints Project. This is a database that tracks the circulation of early modern printed "Jewish books" (in Hebrew and other Jewish languages, and books in Latin and non-Jewish vernaculars with Judaica content). Much information about the movement of early printed books exists in scattered form. Individual pieces of data can connect to each other in order to build up a composite view of the movement of Jewish texts and ideas from place to place and across time. Each moment in time where we can track a book is a “footprint.” Our project aims to add knowledge about the role of books and reading in the history of Jewish culture by following the movements of books from the printing press to readers across space and the transmission of books through time.

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Location and Address

Conference Room 1219, Cathedral of Learning