New technologies and digital research
Social sciences, humanities and manuscript studies increasingly go hand in hand with digital methods and cutting edge technology. How can we digitally engage with and experience Hebrew manuscripts? How can we unravel their secrets using computational and scientific techniques?
- Article by:
- Dr Adi Keinan-Schoonbaert
The catalogue records for the British Library’s collection of Hebrew manuscripts are remarkably diverse and informative. Dr Adi Keinan-Schoonbaert explores how this data can be further improved and standardised in preparation for scholarly analysis.
- New technologies and digital research
- Article by:
- Christina Duffy
Dr Christina Duffy explores the use of multispectral imaging at the British Library, and how it recovered erased illustrations from the margins of Add MS 26957, a 15th-century CE Hebrew prayer book.
- Jewish Liturgy, Illuminations and the art of writing, New technologies and digital research
From full border illuminations to marginal micrography, which stories are revealed by these creative forms of art?
What was it like to be a European, Middle Eastern, North African, or even Chinese Jew hundreds of years ago?
Explore the Talmud, Halakhah and legal codes, and how they affect every aspect of Jewish life.
From Siddur to Seder – the order of prayers and their exact readings were transmitted throughout the years across all Jewish communities.
Explore the magical essence of words and the infinite creation of the physical and metaphysical universe.
How can we digitally experience Hebrew manuscripts? How can we unravel their secrets using computational and scientific techniques?
From the alignment of the stars to the zodiac, what were the scientific works of Jews and how were they transmitted?