Footprints: Jewish Books in Time and Place

Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place is a database to track the circulation of early printed "Jewish books" (in Hebrew, other Jewish languages, and books in Latin and non-Jewish vernaculars with Judaica content). Much information about the movement of early printed books exists, but in scattered form: individual copies, catalogs from libraries and booksellers, estate inventories, subscription lists, and other kinds of archival documents. All of these individual pieces of data can connect to each other in order to build up a composite view of the movement of Jewish texts and ideas from place to place and across time.

Project Directors

Michelle Chesner, Columbia University Libraries

Marjorie Lehman, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Adam Shear, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Joshua Teplitsky, Department of History, Stony Brook University