In all humanities disciplines, scholars find themselves confronted with the rapidly increasing availability of digital resources (data), new technologies to interrogate and analyze them (tools), and the question of how to engage with these developments. The field of Jewish Studies is no exception.
Even if applications of computing in the humanities go back at least 60 years, the digitisation boom of the last ten to fifteen years, and the rapid advancement of digital tools to analyse data in myriad ways, have opened up new avenues for humanities research, including Jewish Studies. How can these digital developments be harnessed to address specific questions and problems in our field? And what is the current state of the art?
To probe these, and other, questions, the international conference #DHJewish – Jewish Studies in the Digital Age will bring together scholars and heritage practitioners to discuss how the digital turn affects the field of Jewish Studies.
We welcome submissions that discuss and demonstrate specific projects and approaches, as well as those that address broader methodological and epistemological issues pertaining to the intersection of Jewish Studies and Digital Humanities, in any of the following formats: