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Isaac Edward Kiev: Early Leader In American Judaica Librarianship, Amy Stempler Dec 2011

Isaac Edward Kiev: Early Leader In American Judaica Librarianship, Amy Stempler

Judaica Librarianship

Isaac Edward Kiev (1905–1975), former Chief Librarian of New York’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, spent a lifetime facilitating Jewish research. This article, based on the author’s Master’s thesis on Kiev, focuses on his contributions to the founding of Jewish book and library organizations during the American post-war era, including the Association of Jewish Libraries, Jewish Book Council of America, Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc., and numerous Jewish book foundations in the United States and Israel. In addition to providing insight into the creation of these associations, the article illustrates the parallel development of the fields ...


The Contribution Of Hebrew Printing Houses And Printers In Istanbul To Ladino Culture And Scholarship, Rachel Simon Dec 2011

The Contribution Of Hebrew Printing Houses And Printers In Istanbul To Ladino Culture And Scholarship, Rachel Simon

Judaica Librarianship

Sephardi printers were pioneers of moveable type in the Islamic world, establishing a Hebrew printing house in Istanbul in 1493. Initially emphasizing classical religious works in Hebrew, since the eighteenth century printers have been instrumental in the development of scholarship, literature, and journalism in the vernacular of most Jews of the western Ottoman Empire: Ladino. Although most Jewish males knew the Hebrew alphabet, they did not understand Hebrew texts. Communal cultural leaders and printers collaborated in order to bring basic Jewish works to the masses in the only language they really knew. While some books in Ladino were printed as ...


About Phi Alpha Theta, Amelia K. Barker Sep 2011

About Phi Alpha Theta, Amelia K. Barker

Psi Sigma Siren

Founded in 1921, Phi Alpha Theta is the international history honor society. “We are a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students, teachers, and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.”


From The President / From The Editor, Ashley Guthrie, Marie Rowley Apr 2011

From The President / From The Editor, Ashley Guthrie, Marie Rowley

Psi Sigma Siren

Love of historical scholarship and community service warrants active membership in UNLV‘s History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta—Psi Sigma Chapter. The five essays presented in this issue of the Psi Sigma Siren represent the strengths of our History Department and the hard work of our Phi Alpha Theta members.


About Phi Alpha Theta Apr 2011

About Phi Alpha Theta

Psi Sigma Siren

A description of the goals and activities of the international history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta, in general, and of the UNLV chapter, Psi Sigma, in particular. Contains contact information and chapter officers.


“Islamicizing” A Euro/American Curriculum, Mary Ball Howkins Jan 2011

“Islamicizing” A Euro/American Curriculum, Mary Ball Howkins

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

A curriculum revision task that seems compelling in 2011, ten years after 9/11/2001, is “Islamicizing” my part in an art history and General Education liberal arts curriculum. Standard art history survey texts include historical sections on Islamic visual traditions but decline to integrate new information on the ways in which medieval Islamic scholars contributed to the foundation of the 15th and 16th century Renaissances in Europe, or the ways in which global trade and cultural contact influenced the appearance of visual art of that time and region, and in later centuries. Recent re-evaluators of Islamic cultural contributions make ...