Conference Proceeding: Judaica Digital Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Thanks to a start-up gift from the Gershwind-Bennett Families, in the Fall of 2016, the Penn Libraries initiated an integrated program of Judaica Digital Humanities (DH) research and development. The primary goal has been to think creatively and experimentally about what we can DO with data that we have already produced in digital formats. Our understanding of DH as “what we can do with data” is not limited to specific applications like text-mining, but to an unlimited potential number of ways in which to recycle and play with data. In this talk, we will explore some of the projects in which we test out this approach, such as the “Scribes of the Cairo Geniza” partnership with the Zooniverse.

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