From Baltimore to Buenos Aires: New Directions in the Jewish Studies Collections at Johns Hopkins

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This event is presented as the 2022 Paula U. Hamburger Endowed Lecture, which was established in 2003 to honor the late Paula Hamburger's devotion to Johns Hopkins University's libraries by her son, John Greenspan, and granddaughter, Katie Applefeld.

The Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University are fortunate to have a broad collection of materials relating to Jewish Studies and to actively add remarkable acquisitions to the collection. This lecture will showcase some of these materials that have been acquired by the Sheridan Libraries over the past two years and discuss how these are being used to inform current faculty research. Some possible applications of these materials to digital humanities research will also be considered.  Librarian Dr. Mack Zalin along with Assistant Professor of Yiddish Dr. Samuel Spinner will discuss the first Yiddish edition of Night by Elie Wiesel; a Zionist pamphlet by Baltimore’s own Henrietta Szold, a founder of Haddasah; and Hopkins’ very large collection of Holocaust memorial books.

ABOUT Mackenzie Zalin
Librarian for Classics, Comparative Thought and Literature, Jewish Studies, and Modern Languages and Literatures

Dr. Mackenzie (Mack) Zalin is Librarian for Classics, Comparative Thought and Literature, Jewish Studies, and Modern Languages and Literatures in the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University. In this capacity, he oversees collection development, reference, and instruction in the Sheridan Libraries for French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, and Yiddish languages and literatures.

ABOUT Samuel Spinner
Assistant Professor, Zelda and Myer Tandetnik Chair in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture

Samuel Spinner received his BA from Johns Hopkins University and his PhD from Columbia University in 2012. From 2012 to 2014, he was the Ross Visiting Assistant Professor of Yiddish and Jewish Studies in the Department of Germanic Languages at the University of California, Los Angeles. From 2014-2017 he was a postdoctoral fellow at Hopkins. His research and teaching encompass Yiddish and German-Jewish literature and culture from the 19th century to the present. His interests include modernism; the history of anthropology; museum studies; visual culture; and Holocaust studies.

 Event Date
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Start Time: 12:00pm EDT
End Time: 1:00pm EDT

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Baltimore, MD 21218

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