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of the Symposium
Genealogy and the Sciences
Decenber 17-18 2018
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
and the Sciences” international conference, which took place
December 17–18, 2018, in Rehovot, Israel, was a milestone for
the field of genealogy. For the first time lecturers from around the
world, all respected scholars in their own fields, from a wide range of
disciplines, gathered in a respected academic setting to exchange their
thoughts and views about genealogy, a field usually considered as a
simple hobby like stamp collecting. Well, stamp collecting it was not,
quite far from it.
There were representatives from the hard (“exact”)
sciences sitting side-by-side with scholars from the social sciences,
the arts and the humanities. What a mixed audience it was;
mathematicians, biologists, engineers, physicists, chemists, forensic
experts and medical doctors on the one hand, anthropologists, geography
experts and historians, psychologists, archeologists and onomastics
experts on the other.
The book presents the individual lectures given at the symposium,
8.5 x 11" 142 pp. softcover $19.00
Contents Chairman’s Report: Weizmann Institute Conference On Genealogy and the Sciences 1Jewish Genome in View of Jewish History 3Use of Onomastic, Linguistic, and Genealogical Data to Unravel Jewish History 14Diversity Amongst Thy Creatures: In our Hearts We Were Giants 25Hebraization of Names in Modern Israel; The Echo of Millennia 49Genealogy and Learning Among Teenagers 62Walking Among Colors in Polish Cemeteries 72Location, Location, Location: How Historical Maps Can Help When Web Search Technologies Fall Short 83Mathematics of the Jewish Calendar 95What Psychology can Contribute to Genealogy and What Genealogy can Contribute to Psychology 120Epitaphs from the 16th and 17th Centuries in the Ancient Jewish Cemetery of Zefat: An Archaeological Site with a Genealogical Contribution? 123Genetics and History: The Case of the Jews 127Biographies of Contributors 135
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