May 2017

I organised the following conference together with Joanna Weinberg. I also put together an exhibition at Christ Church College / Oxford which opened during the conference and which welcomes visitors until October 2017.

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

Monday, 22 May 

9.30 Welcome: Martyn Percy

9.35 Introduction: Jan Joosten

9.45-10.30

Saverio Campanini: New Evidence on the Formation of Francesco Zorzi’s Library in Renaissance Venice

10.30-11.15

Ilona Steimann: Forming a Hebraist “Canon” of Jewish Literature: German Hebraica Collections around 1500

COFFEE

11.45-12.30

Piet van Boxel: A Sixteenth-Century Censor and his Collection of Hebrew Books

LUNCH

14.00-14.45

Joanna Weinberg: The Library of  Johann Buxtorf the Elder

14.45-15.30

Kasper van Ommen: ‘Je suis pauvre en tout, mesmement en livres’. Joseph Scaliger as a Book Collector of Hebraica

TEA

16.00-16.45

Benjamin Williams: Connections at Christ Church: Edward Pococke and his Copies of Maimonides’ Commentary on the Mishnah

16.45-18.00

Rahel Fronda: Jewish Books and their Christian Collectors: Christ Church Connections (Exhibition)

18.30 Reception: César Merchán-Hamann

19.30 DINNER 

Tuesday, 23 May

9.30-10.30

Theodor Dunkelgrün and Scott Mandelbrote: Some Hebrew Collections and Collectors in the Colleges of Cambridge

10.30-11.15

Shimon Iakerson: Who Collected Hebrew Books in Czarist Russia and Why

COFFEE

11.30-12.15

Arthur Kiron: An Atlantic Hebrew Republic of Letters

12.15-13.00

Joshua Teplitsky: Encounters Beyond the Text: Christian Readers and Jewish Libraries

LUNCH