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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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New book: Nationalsozialismus digital
Vienna University Press recently published a new book (in German): Nationalsozialismus digital. the book discussed the responsibility of libraries, archives and museums, as well as research institutions and media, in dealing with the National-Socialist era online.
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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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Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library
The Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library is a free online digitized virtual library of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Hundreds of manuscripts made up of thousands of fragments – discovered from 1947 and until the early 1960’s in the Judean Desert along the western shore of the Dead Sea – are now available to the public online. The high resolution images are extremely detailed and can be accessed through various search options on the site. The project also offers specially developed supporting resources in a user-friendly platform intended for the public, students and scholars alike.
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PhD position: Mapping des Kulturerbes: Deutsche emigrierte Rabbiner und ihr Vermächtnis
The Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is advertising this DHJewish PhD position in a project on Rabbis and emigration (advertisement in German).
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EHRI Workshop - Challenges in Presenting Holocaust Resources in the Digital Age
We would like to invite you to participate in an international workshop on initiatives in accessibility to Holocaust archival sources and new ways of presenting digital archival content, to be held at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, on 22-24 November 2022. This workshop is organized within the framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project, supported by the European Commission, together with the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ Foundation), Berlin.
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The Bais Yaakov Project
The Bais Yaakov Project is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and digitization of historical material related to the Bais Yaakov educational movement from its founding in 1917 through today.
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Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
The Fortunoff Archive currently holds more than 4,400 testimonies, which are comprised of over 12,000 recorded hours of videotape. Testimonies were produced in cooperation with thirty-six affiliated projects across North America, South America, Europe, and Israel, and each project maintains a duplicate collection of locally recorded videotapes. The Fortunoff Archive and its affiliates recorded the testimonies of willing individuals with first-hand experience of the Nazi persecutions, including those who were in hiding, survivors, bystanders, resistance members, and liberators. Following the digitization of the entire collection for preservation and access, the Archive is now producing a series of digital humanities projects built around the digital collection.These projects include a visualization of collection metadata, hybrid audiovisual and annotated textual critical editions of testimonies, and an digital editions of testimony transcripts from three different collections, Fortunoff, USHMM, and USC Shoah Foundation, with a corpus query search engine.
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DH Jewish Hackathon at University of Potsdam
The Network for Digital Humanities at the University of Potsdam, together with the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies and the Fellows Yael Netzer, Itay Marienberg-Milikowsky, and Gerben Zaagsma is hosting a DH Jewish Hackathon from 15th to 18th September 2022 in Potsdam. 
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Medieval Ashkenaz - Corpus of Sources on the History of the Jews in the Late Medieval Empire
Medieval Ashkenaz is a project conducted by the Arye Maimon Institute for Jewish History at Trier University. It aims at collecting, describing, annotating and presenting all written sources relating to the history of the Jews in the area covered by the German Empire between 1273 and 1519, as long as these sources can be dated and/or located.
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Welcome to the new #DHJewish website
21 June 2022 - Today we are very happy to launch the new website #DHJewish - Jewish Studies and Digital Humanities. #DHJewish offers a single access point to news, events, projects + more on the intersection of Jewish Studies and Digital Humanities.
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