Available online! SEFER: Jewish Books in Marsh’s
We are very proud of our Hebrew and Yiddish books…
A small library in working-class, south inner-city Dublin is probably the last place you would expect to find a significant collection of Hebrew and Yiddish books dating from 1489 to 1700, but…..
Marsh’s Library does indeed hold some very important early Jewish printed books.
With funding from the Irish Research Council, Dr Brad Anderson of Dublin City University has curated a new online exhibition, launched on 5 November 2019 at a symposium which discussed why these books are so important, and how they ended up in Dublin.
See the online exhibition here.
The speakers at this event were:
- Professor Emile Schrijver (University of Amsterdam/ Jewish Cultural Quarter): “Hebrew Manuscripts Since the Invention of Printing”
- Michelle Chesner (Columbia University, USA/Footprints Project): “Footprints in an Irish Tone: The Marsh’s Library, its Jewish Books, and their Travels to Dublin”
- Dr Javier del Barco (Madrid, CSIC / Spanish National Research Council): “The Oxford Period in Marsh’s Collection of Hebrew Books”
- Dr Rahel Fronda (Oxford University/Bodleian Library): “Marsh’s Legacy in Oxford: The Bodleian Library as a Home for his Manuscripts”