Thursday, May 167:00pm to 8:30pm
UW Seattle Campus
Seattle WA 98105
Join other Jconnectors to go get schooled at UW! Sit in on this lecture about findings in The Cairo Geniza, a collection of Jewish manuscripts found in Old Cairo, Egypt. Be sure to get your free ticket to RSVP!
Dr. Marina Rustow of Princeton University will deliver the 2019 Samuel & Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies, considering the place of ancient manuscripts in our digital age. Focusing on documents from the Cairo Geniza, a cache of more than 300,000 pages preserved in an Egyptian synagogue that came to light in the late 19th century, Rustow will discuss the strange position these documents inhabit in an online era.