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Online School on Field and Digital Research in Aramaic and Hebrew Studies

On August 23-29, 2021, the Sefer Center, together with the Institute of Oriental and Classical Studies at the Higher School of Economics, is holding an online summer school on field and digital research in Aramaic and Hebrew studies. The school is organized with the support of the Genesis Philanthropy Group. The project is being implemented by the winner of the Common Cause competition of the Effective Philanthropy charity program of the Vladimir Potanin Charitable Foundation. The project is being implemented using a grant from the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society provided by the Presidential Grants Fund.

The program of the school combines digital research that has already become habitual in the context of the pandemic with the experience of lecturers and tutors in the field research of Aramaic and Hebrew languages. For example, school participants will be able to try themselves in preparing for the publication of an already recorded field text, as well as conduct a study of lexical features in dialects of one of the Neo-Aramaic languages. In both cases, we are talking about processing an array of field data using modern digital resources and methods: electronic corpora, dictionaries and other linguistic databases.

For further details and application requirements please check out the school page

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