IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1104: Digital Approaches to Jewish History in Medieval Germany

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Amélie Sagasser, Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg
Moderator/Chair:Johannes Heil, Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg
Respondent:Jörn Roland Christophersen, Seminar für Judaistik, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main / Arye Maimon-Institut für Geschichte der Juden, Universität Trier
Paper 1104-a'Epidat': Database of Jewish Epigraphy
(Language: English)
Thomas Kollatz, Salomon Ludwig Steinheim-Institut für deutsch-jüdische Geschichte, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Epigraphy, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Technology
Paper 1104-bThe 'New Gallia-Germania Judaica': An International Database of Jewish Settlements, Locations, and Migrations
(Language: English)
Amélie Sagasser, Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg
Clemens Liedtke, Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Geography and Settlement Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Abstract

In the last years, several projects in the field of the Digital Humanities on Medieval Jewish History Studies have been established and contribute successfully to the interdisciplinary and international Jewish-medieval research. The session will present three databases: -a) The epigraphical database ‘epidat’, providing the inventory, documentation, editions, and presentation of epigraphical collections (11th-20th centuries); -b) The ‘New Gallia-Germania Judaica’, containing local entries documenting the Jewish history of all cities, places, and regions within the German- and French-speaking world (9th-13th centuries); the session will then conclude with a response that will reflect upon these projects in addition to the ‘Medieval Ashkenaz’, recording for the first time all relevant sources on the history of the Jews in the Roman-German Empire (1273-1519).