The Centre for Jewish Studies Moses Gaster Seminars

Event details

  • December 7, 2021
  • 2:00 pm

Jewish Studies. This academic year (2021-22) the John Rylands Research Institute will complete the online cataloguing of the codices in Hebrew script in the Rylands Library Manchester. Most of these manuscripts once belonged to Moses Gaster, who, with modest resources, assembled one of the most remarkable collections of Hebrew manuscripts of the 20th century. To mark the occasion the John Rylands Research Institute and the Manchester University Centre for Jewish Studies are hosting a series of seminars in autumn 2021 and spring 2022 which will explore aspects of the Rylands Gaster collection, and related collections. The first seminar will be Dr Zsofia Buda “The Rylands Gaster Codices and the problems of cataloguing them” and Dr Maria Cioata,“Moses Gaster: The Man and His Collections”. 2 – 3.30pm 19 Oct 2021, online. Further information.