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Symposium on Jewish and Hebrew Books at Marsh's Library

A symposium is being held on Tuesday 5 November in Marsh's Library that will explore the fascinating collection of Hebrew and Jewish materials in the Library, examining the various social and cultural factors that led to this substantial collection ending up in Dublin in the early modern era.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

When: Tuesday 5 November 2019, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Where: Marsh’s Library, St Patrick’s Close,
Wood Quay, Dublin 8

Presenters at the symposium will include:

  • Professor Emile Schrijver (University of Amsterdam/ Jewish Cultural Quarter): “Hebrew Manuscripts Since the Invention of Printing”
  • Michelle Chesner (Columbia University/Footprints Project): “Footprints in an Irish Tone: The Marsh’s Library, its Jewish Books, and their Travels to Dublin”
  • Dr Javier del Barco (Madrid, CSIC / Spanish National Research Council): “The Oxford Period in Marsh’s Collection of Hebrew Books”
  • Dr Rahel Fronda (Oxford University/Bodleian Library): “Marsh’s Legacy in Oxford: Bodleian Library as a Home for his Manuscripts”

For information and booking, please contact:

Dr Brad Anderson

This symposium is part of a larger project exploring the Jewish and Hebrew books in Marsh's Library, and is funded by the Irish Research Council.

21st August, 2019