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“From Access to Integration” Summary Session

November 10–second day of the conference. Summary Session led by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Program Director, Core Exhibition, Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, and University Professor, New York University Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett began the “From Access to Integration” summary session by saying that this conference was a worthy, fitting and appropriate way to celebrate the Center’s ten-year anniversary. Later, she added that we could…

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In review: “From Access to Integration” sessions

In addition to the Digital Project Demonstrations, the “From Access to Integration” conference (which the Center hosted Nov. 9-10) included: Evening Session: A Discussion Two prominent creative and strategic leaders in the field of digital technology and the humanities, shared their thoughts about the potential and the pitfalls of a digital humanities future. Douglas Greenberg (Executive Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University) and Günter Waibel (Director,…

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Digital Project Demonstration by Frank Mecklenburg (Leo Baeck Institute)  The Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) is one of the five partners that make up the Center for Jewish History. More than 50 years after its founding, LBI continues to add significant new materials to its research library devoted to the history of German-speaking Jewry. Notes on the DigiBaeck demonstration at the Center for Jewish History’s…

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The new “Portal to American Jewish History” site is not yet live, but this screenshot provides a preview of how it will look. (See the previous post on the Portal for more information.)

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Portal to American Jewish History

Digital Project Demonstration by Susan Malbin and Christine McEvilly (American Jewish Historical Society) The American Jewish Historical Society is one of the five partners that make up the Center for Jewish History. It provides access to more than 20 million documents and 50,000 books, photographs, art and artifacts that reflect the history of the Jewish presence in the United States from 1654 to the…

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Mapping Ararat: An Imaginary Jewish Homelands Project

Digital Project Demonstration by Melissa Shiff (University of Toronto); Louis Kaplan (University of Toronto); John Craig Freeman (Emerson College) From the Mapping Ararat website: In September 1825, Major Mordecai Noah founded Ararat, “a city of refuge for the Jews” in Grand Island, New York. This turned out to be just one of many failed projects and schemes in modern history that sought to carve…

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Judaica Sound Archives Scholar’s Research Station

Digital Project Demonstration by Maxine Schackman (Florida Atlantic University) The primary mission of the Judaica Sound Archives at FAU Libraries is to collect, preserve, and digitize Judaica sound recordings; to create educational programs highlighting the contents of this rich cultural legacy; and to encourage the use of this unique scholarly resource by students, scholars and the general public. Notes on the Judaica Sound Archives…

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