Deconstructing the Cairo Geniza: Why Provenance Matters

Mar 29, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm



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Rebecca J. W. Jefferson is the Curator of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida and a joint faculty member of the Center for Jewish Studies. She received her PhD in medieval Hebrew from the University of Cambridge in 2004. Prior to moving to Florida, she worked on the Bibliography Project in the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit in Cambridge University Library from 1998-2010. She has since published numerous articles on the history and provenance of the Cairo Genizah collections. Her book, The Cairo Genizah and the Age of Discovery in Egypt: the History and Provenance of a Jewish Archive (I. B. Tauris) is due for publication in February 2022.


Ronny Vollandt

Professor of Judaic Studies

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Benjamin Outhwaite

Head of the Genizah Research Unit

Cambridge University Library

University of Cambridge

Near Eastern Studies and The Geniza Lab