Join the UvA Alumni Chapter lunch event in Washington D.C. for 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.
Wednesday 24 October 2018
Doors open and registration - lunch will be provided
Welcome by Alexander van der Horst, Chair of UvA Alumni Chapter Washington D.C.
Update UvA news by Jochem Miggelbrink, Development Manager University of Amsterdam
Lecture by Emile Schrijver, followed by Q&A
Informal networking reception
If you wish to attend, please register. Admission is free of charge for UvA alumni, staff, students and UvA guests.
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
National Churchill Library and Center
Room 101 in the Gelman Library of the George Washington University
2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
This event will be hosted by UvA Alumni Relations and Amsterdam University Fund and Alexander van der Horst, Chair of UvA Alumni Chapter Washington D.C. in collaboration with the Washington D.C. chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation.
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