Public Lectures

Past Lectures:

How to exorcise the spirit of a dead husband and other useful magical recipes from the Cairo Genizah

Thursday 19th November 2009, 4.00pm

Free Public Lecture: Dr. Renate Smithuis of the University of Manchester will be presenting a Centre of Jewish Studies Seminar on magical and medical texts from the Rylands Cairo Genizah.

Venue: Room A 112, Samuel Alexander Building, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL.

Jewish Life in Medieval Cairo: New Light from the Genizah

Thursday 8th October 2009, 5.45pm

Free Public Lecture: Professor Philip Alexander of the University of Manchester will be speaking about the discoveries that have been made over the last few years from the Manchester Cairo Genizah collection.

Venue : The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH

New Light from the Genizah: Jewish Life in Medieval Cairo

New Light from the Genizah: Jewish Life in Medieval Cairo

A Peek into the Classroom, Going to School in Medieval Jewish Communities

Monday 22nd June 2009, 6.00pm

Free Public Lecture by Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, Professor of Medieval Hebrew Palaeography at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Sorbonne), Paris.

Venue : The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH

Unusual Texts, Controversial Thoughts and Startling Discoveries in Prayer Fragments from the Cairo Genizah

Monday 2 June 2008, 5.30pm

Free Public Lecture by Professor Stefan C. Reif, Emeritus Professor of Medieval Hebrew at the University of Cambridge and Liturgical Project Director at Tel Aviv University

Venue : The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester

From Abacus to Algorithm: The Discovery of Arabic Mathematics in the West

Monday 30 April 2007, 5.30 pm

Free Public Lecture by Professor Charles Burnett FBA, Warburg Institute

Venue : The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester

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