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Below the Line: The Feuilleton and Modern Jewish Cultures
Since the late eighteenth century, the feuilleton has been one of the most popular forms of writing in newspapers throughout the world, a genre of urban writing well-suited for the new mass-oriented press and wildly popular with the emerging educated bourgeoisie. The feuilleton was an important feature in the creation of a transnational modern Jewish press as well as a vehicle for Jews to partake in national cultures. This site presents a growing collection of historical feuilletons that shaped modern Jewish cultures. Each feuilleton includes an original image of the text in its original language and often in its original publication setting, an English translation of the text, and, when possible, short commentaries on the texts.
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Holocaust Memorial Monuments Database
The digital database, "Holocaust Memorial Monuments" is a joint effort of the The Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University (CJA); the Miller Center/Feldenkreis Program, University of Miami (MC); and the International Survey of Jewish Monuments (ISJM). It is a new component of the Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art, created to collect and preserve digital documentation about Holocaust memorial monuments, including standardized mapping, photography, description, and historical research.
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In Search of the Drowned: Testimonies and Testimonial Fragments of the Holocaust

Let them Speak is the epigraph of a digital monograph and the name of a collaborative project which aims to document the experiences of Holocaust victims. It makes nearly three thousand oral history interviews with survivors from three US collections (Yale Fortunoff Archive, USC Shoah Foundation, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum) available; it combines data visualization with text and data mining to render the victims’ experience. Readers can use the interactive visualization to browse the testimonies. They can also search the testimonies as a linguistic corpus.

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ToRoll: Materialized Holiness

ToRoll: Materialized Holiness is a research project examining the production of Torah scrolls as an extraordinary codicological, theological, and sociological phenomenon of Jewish scribal culture. The project includes the digital edition of selected scribal literature from Antiquity until the modern era on scribal practice, tagin and otiyyot meshunnot. Palaeographical analyses of letters and of materials used in medieval Torah scrolls of European provenance and qualitative interviews with contemporary scribes complement the project.

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Jewish Nursing History – Biographies and Institutions in Frankfurt am Main

The project Jüdische Pflegegeschichte / Jewish Nursing History – Biographies and Institutions in Frankfurt am Main is devoted to Jewish nursing history in Frankfurt am Main. The time focus, in view of the vast amount of information, is on the period from 1870, the beginning of modern Jewish nursing in Frankfurt, to the end of National Socialism.

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Postdoctoral Position in Jewish Urban Landscapes in Western Europe - University of Amsterdam

The Amsterdam School of Historical Studies (ASH) currently has a vacant postdoctoral researcher position as part of the project Jewish Urban Cultures, led by Prof. I.E. (Irene) Zwiep and Prof. Bart Wallet (deadline 1 December). The postdoctoral researcher will play an important role in developing a centre of expertise in Jewish Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam, and help lay the basis for a digital Atlas of Jewish Urban Cultures.

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Get to know people in DHJewish and join our online community
An increasing number of people are working on the intersection of Jewish Studies and Digital Humanities, and work together in a variety of projects. In addition to our Twitter presence, we offer two other ways to get to know your colleagues in DHJewish and interact with them.
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The Berman Project - Documenting American Jewish Communities
The Berman Archive at Stanford—formerly the Berman Jewish Policy Archive—documents American Jewish Communities. With open access to digital artifacts from 1900 to the present, it is the largest archive of the printed material of communal American Jewish life. The project’s collections, public programming, and content efforts seek to chart the full range and evolution of Jewish voices in the academic, religious, communal, and professional spheres. 
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Mapping Hiding Places
The Mapping Hiding Places research project aims to bring, create and deepen knowledge and insight about the histories and legacy of hiding places used by Jews, Roma and Sinti during the Holocaust (Shoah) in Europe. It is an initiative of dr. Dienke Hondius at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. It is an international research project that has started with data collection in Amsterdam and the Netherlands, by students and faculty of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities.
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The DYBBUK Project
DYBBUK is a 5-year research project, based at the University of Haifa and funded by the European Research Council, that sets out to uncover and explore the popular theatre that made up the daily cultural reality of the Jewish masses at the turn of the 20th century. Part of the DYBBUK Project is developing and implementing an interactive open-access online database of Yiddish popular theatre materials. The database will be a rich, searchable, and constantly updated repository of artists, musicians, works, sources, and their diverse intersections. The database will contain information and archival materials about performances, their artistic contexts, with manuscripts, sound recordings, and relevant scholarship.
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New book: Jewish Studies in the Digital Age
We are delighted to announce that our new book Jewish Studies in the Digital Age is out now, in open access. This new volume was edited by Michelle Margolis, Amalia S. Levi, Daniel Stoekl Ben Ezra, Miriam Rürup and Gerben Zaagsma.  Jewish Studies in the Digital Age contains an elaborate introduction that discusses the intersection of Jewish Studies and Digital Humanities within its broader historical context. In four different sections (Collections, Spatiality, Text and Computational) 16 chapters subsequently analyse a broad range of topical, methological and epistemological issues. 
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DH Jewish Hackathon Potsdam - Reports
Between 15-18 september 2022 the first ever DH Jewish Hackathon took place at the University of Potsdam. The hackathon was organised by the Potsdam Network for Digital Humanities, in cooperation with the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies.  During the hackathon participants worked on nine different challenges, and took part in several input-and-discussion panels (sessions) in which colleagues presented ongoing work. Project descriptions and a photo impression of all challenges can now be found on the hackathon website. 
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Refugee Map - Documents from the Wiener Holocaust Library
The Refugee Map represents part of The Wiener Holocaust Library's archives. This site includes a selection of our rich collections of Family Papers, including handwritten diaries, photo albums, identity and emigration papers, Red Cross letters and recorded interviews. These documents reveal and preserve the stories of the individuals and families that fled Nazi persecution and antisemitism in the years before, during and after the Second World War.
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Twelfth EAJS Congress: Branching Out. Diversity of Jewish Studies - Frankfurt 2023
The twelfth EAJS congress, “Branching Out. Diversity of Jewish Studies”, taking place in Frankfurt/Main (Germany) on 16-20 July 2023, will showcase the diversity that is an integral part of Jewish Studies: research topics that range from the Bible and ancient history to contemporary Jewish thought and culture, a multitude of different sources from all over the world, methods and approaches from archaeology to digital humanities, and a vast array of interdisciplinary networks and research approaches.
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Interwar Jewish press of Galicia, Volhynia and Bukovina

The collection Interwar Jewish press of Galicia, Volhynia and Bukovina is part of Libraria: Ukrainian Online Periodicals Archive. The collection contains more than 25 Jewish newspapers in Polish, German and Yiddish. 

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