Thursday, January 09, 2020

Kalman on Jewish timekeeping from antiquity to modernity

ANCIENT JEW REVIEW: Turning Clockwise: Jews and Timekeeping from Antiquity to Modernity | Dissertation Spotlight (David Zvi Kalman).
David Zvi Kalman, “Unequal Hours: The Jewish Reception of Timekeeping Technology from the Bible to the Twentieth Century” (PhD diss., University of Pennsylvania, 2019).

This dissertation is a proof of concept for how Jewish history and the history of technology—fields which have traditionally interacted very little—can benefit from talking to one another.

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