Date(s) - 3 Nov 2013
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Everyday Writing in the Medieval Near East: Documentary History and the Cairo Geniza
Sunday, Nov. 3
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, Connecticut
The Yale Program in Judaic Studies is pleased to announce a one-day public symposium devoted to current scholarship on the documentary Cairo Geniza, a unique corpus of everyday papers (including letters, court records, contracts, and administrative documents) from the medieval Near East.
An international panel of scholars will highlight the latest methodologies and approaches being used to study this material, and consider how it can be used to answer major unexplored questions in medieval Near Eastern social, economic, and cultural history, both Jewish and Islamic.
On Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 4-5, the conference will continue as a workshop open to invited Geniza and comparative documentary specialists, focused on the diplomatics, typology, and usage of Geniza documents.
The schedule of talks is attached.
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