Jewish Digital Humanities

Visualizing the English Translations of the Pesach Haggadah from 1770 to Now

This blog is part of research I am doing for my PhD studies at the University of Amsterdam, Holland. My supervisor is prof. dr. L.W.M. (Rens) Bod - Computational and Digital Humanities  (UvA) and my co-supervisor is Dr. Tom Cheesman, Reader of German, Languages, Translation and Communication at Swansea University, Wales UK.

Below please find some snippets from blog posts in different sections of my blog. For more posts and complete coverage, click on the tabs above.


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  • 2017 BAJS Conference    I am proud to announce that I will be presenting at the British Association of Jewish Studies Conference. My presentation titled "Taking the Pesach Haggadah Through Time and Space: Why ...
    Posted May 17, 2017, 6:06 AM by Avraham Roos
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Corpus Issues

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  • Eruv Tavshilin & Bread in the Pesach Haggadah   Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year is coming up soon  (starting Wednesday 20th September at night) and will last for two days (Thursday & Friday). Immediately following these two days High ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2017, 1:01 AM by Avraham Roos
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Comparing Parallel Texts

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  • Are You Ready for an Emoji Haggadah? The English language and translation practices have changed since 1770 when Alexander Alexander published his very first English translation of the Haggadah of Pesach in Georgian London. We can show ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2017, 12:13 AM by Avraham Roos
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Case Studies

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  • Counting the Omer and More…. A new blog post in which I discuss: Sheaf-Offerings, עומר or Omer? Digital Counters Simpson’s “Homer’s Counter” A niggun for the bracha used by early 20th century ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2017, 1:14 PM by Avraham Roos
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(Visualization) Tools

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  • UvA Workshop - Follow Up The Workshop I organized at the UvA was a great success. Twenty participants (mostly from Dutch universities with two from Germany and one from London) came to listen to the ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2017, 1:33 AM by Avraham Roos
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People to Contact

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  • G. A. Rendsburg   After having written almost 77 pages on the topic of the 4th plague in Egypt (flies or wild animals?), I found an article titled "Beasts or Bugs - Solving the Problem ...
    Posted May 20, 2017, 3:43 PM by Avraham Roos
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