Marina Rustow Featured on University’s Homepage.

March 12, 2024

Marina Rustow, Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and Professor of Near Eastern Studies and History, has been featured on the University homepage in a section titled “Exceptional Faculty.” It cites Rustow’s use of “machine learning to decipher thousands of Arabic and Hebrew fragments preserved in a medieval Cairo synagogue that open a new window onto premodern history.” The homepage also links to a University story about Rustow’s Haskin’s Medal for her book, The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Caito Synagogue (Princeton University Press, 2020). Here is a story about the machine-learning project.