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Languages of Everyday Writing in the Medieval Islamic World: History, Methodology, Digital Prospects
More info: http://www.cjs.ucla.edu/event/languages-of-everyday-writing-in-the-medieval-islamic-world-history-methodology-digital-prospects/ An International Workshop on Digital Geniza The Cairo Geniza consists of over 380,000 fragments of writing composed between 870 and 1896 CE. While most are biblical, Talmudic, and rabbinic texts, the Geniza’s 8,000-18,000 ‘documentary’ fragments offer a unique window on daily Jewish life. However, since the contracts, doctors’ prescriptions, shopping lists, and business letters are […]