Join the UvA Alumni Chapter New York networking event with a lecture by Prof. Emile Schrijver: Old books in a new world. The Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana and the study of the Jewish book.
The Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana is the largest of two outstanding Jewish libraries in the city of Amsterdam. It has been part of the University of Amsterdam’s Special Collections since the year 1880. Traditional libraries with famous holdings of rare printed books and manuscripts face particular challenges in a field that becomes more digital every day.
This lecture will discuss the developments in two fields, the history of the (Jewish) book and the study of Jewish libraries and other heritage collections. It will also serve as a unique introduction to the world-famous holdings of one of the brightest pearls in the crown of the University of Amsterdam, the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana.
Tuesday 23 October 2018
18:30-19:00 Doors open and registration
19:00-19:05 Welcome by Tessa Dikker
19:05-19:15 Update UvA news by Carolyn Wever
19.15-19:45 Lecture by Emile Schrijver, followed by Q&A
19:45-21:00 Informal networking reception
About the speaker
Prof. Emile Schrijver is General Director of the Jewish Historical Museum and the Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam, as well as Professor of Jewish Book History at the University of Amsterdam. Schrijver is an expert of Jewish cultural history and Jewish book history and serves on boards and advisory committees of numerous Jewish cultural organizations in- and outside the Netherlands. Read more
After the lecture, there will be an informal networking reception.
This event will be hosted by Carolyn Wever, Director UvA Alumni Relations and Amsterdam University Fund, and Tessa Dikker, Chair of UvA Alumni Chapter New York.
If you wish to attend, please register before 19 October. Admission is free of charge for UvA alumni, staff, students and UvA guests.
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