Iakerson Shimon M.

Professor

Якерсон С.М.

Address

  • St.Petersburg
  • 199034
  • Universitetskaya emb., Build. 11

Contact

  • +7 (812) 328-7732
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Professional positions:

  • Current: Professor, Department of Semitic and Hebrew Studies, St. Petersburg State University, Leading Researcher, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts Russian Academy of Sciences

Awards and honours

  • First Honorable Medal of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress “For Service to the Jewish People” (July 28 2005, Jerusalem) for the publication of the “Catalogue of  Hebrew Incunabula from the Collection of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America”. (New York and  2004–2005).
  • The Anziferof award “For the best research on St. Petersburg” (November 12 2009) for the publication of the album “Jewish Treasures of Petersburg” (Saint-Petersburg, 2008–2009).

Languages:

  • Russian (native),
  • Hebrew (fluent),
  • English (reading)

Research interests:

  • Hebrew literature,
  • Hebrew codicology and paleography,
  • Hebrew language

Teaching:

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to the Jewish Studies
  • Hebrew Paleography
  • Hebrew book culture
  • Hebrew Literature (Mediaeval period)
  • Jewish History (Mediaeval period)
  • Jewish Ethnography and Culture

Recent Completed PhDs:

  • S. Yampolsky

Publications (Books only):

  • Catalogue of Hebrew Incunabula in the Library of the Leningrad Brunch of the Institute of Oriental Studies AS USSR. Leningrad, 1985 (In Russian).
  • Hebrew incunabula: Description of Publications kepr in Libraries of Moscow and Leningrad. Leningrad, 1998. (In Russian).
  • אהל חיים. Ohel Hayim. A Catalogue of Hebrew Manuscripts of the Manfred and Anne Lehmann Family. Vol. 3: Printed Books. Incunabula and Sixteenth Century Books. New York, 1996. [49], 314, XXIII pp. (The Manfred and Anne Lehmann Foundation Series. 22).
  • מבחר פנינים. Selected Pearls. Treasures of Jewish Culture in Saint-Petersburg. Petersburg, 2003.
  • Mediaeval Hebrew Book. Paleographical and codicological aspects. Moscow, 2003.
  • The Unique Pentateuch from the Collection of Baron Gunzburg [Moscow, 2004].
  • Catalogue of Hebrew Incunabula from the Collection of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. 1–2. New York and  Jerusalem. 2004 - 2005.
  • Abraham Firkovich de Karaïet en zijn verzameling Hebreeuwse en Samaritaanse manuscripten in Sint-Petersburg. Amsterdam, 2005. 39 p.
  • The Grand Choral Synagogue in St. Petersburg. Petersburg, 2006.
  • [ with Dmitriyev]. History and Culture of Jewish people on the Territory of Russia. St. Petersburg, 2007.
  • Jewish Treasures of Petersburg. [Vol. 1] Scrolls, Codises and Documents. Petersburg, 2008 (Russian).
  • [with L. Uritzky] Jewish Treasures of Petersburg. [Vol. 2] Ashkenazi collections of the Russian Museum of Ethnography. Petersburg, 2009 (Russian).
  • Testimony Judah Ibn Tibbon St. Petersburg, 2011.
  • Ozar Sepharad: Sephardic Treasury. Sephardic Books from the Tenth to the Fifteenth Century. From Manuscripts to Printed Books. St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg State University, 2015.
  • From Letter to Type. St. Petersburg, 2016 (Russian and English)

Participating in collective works:

  • Codices hebraicis litteris exarati quo tempore scripti fuerint exhibentes: T. I. Beit-Arie, C. Sirat, M. Glazer…  S. Iakerson... Turnhout, Brepols. (Monumenta Palaeographica Medii Aevi: Series Hebraica). Tome I (jusqu’a  1020). 1997.
  • Codices hebraicis litteris exarati quo tempore scripti fuerint exhibentes: T II. Beit-Arie, C. Sirat, M. Glazer…  S. Iakerson... Turnhout, Brepols. (Monumenta Palaeographica Medii Aevi: Series Hebraica).  Tome II (de 1021 a 1079). 1999.
  • Codices hebraicis litteris exarati quo tempore scripti fuerint exhibentes: T. M. Beit-Arie, C. Sirat,  M. Glazer…  S. Iakerson... Turnhout, Brepols. (Monumenta Palaeographica Medii Aevi: Series Hebraica). T. III (de 1085 a 1140). 2002.

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