India Partition: After 75 years, tech opens a window into the past (Reuters)

Reuters: India Partition: After 75 years, tech opens a window into the past. “The partition of colonial India into two states, mainly Hindu India and mostly Muslim Pakistan, at the end of British rule triggered one of the biggest mass migrations in history…. India and Pakistan have fought three wars since then, and relations remain tense. They rarely grant visas to each others’ citizens, making visits nearly impossible – but social media has helped people on either side of the border connect.”

The Boston Pilot / Archdiocese of Boston: Online Collections Catalog Launches Aug. 1

The Boston Pilot / Archdiocese of Boston: Online Collections Catalog Launches Aug. 1. “Because of the time and effort required to enter each collection, presently included are the most frequently used collections: bishops’ papers, the manuscript collection, reference books, school records, sacramental records, and the first several hundred of nearly 5,000 historic photographs. Adding new and updating existing records will be part of our daily workflow moving forward.”

Philadelphia Jewish Exponent: Jewish Exponent Archives Find New Life At Gratz College

Philadelphia Jewish Exponent: Jewish Exponent Archives Find New Life At Gratz College. “Since the 1950s, the Jewish Exponent has kept its archives of clippings and photos in these filing cabinets in its 2100 Arch St. office in a room known lovingly as ‘the morgue.’ These archives will no longer just be accessible to the Exponent staff, housed in a room with a name connoting lifelessness. In mid-July, the Jewish Exponent archives found a new home and renewed purpose at Gratz College’s Melrose Park campus, where the library staff will organize, digitize and put online the publication’s archives over the next 12-plus months.”

WFMJ: Digitized Holocaust survivor testimonies available on Youngstown Jewish Federation Website

WFMJ: Digitized Holocaust survivor testimonies available on Youngstown Jewish Federation Website. “Newly digitized recordings of the testimonials of Holocaust survivors are now available on the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation’s website. The Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council teamed up with the Mahoning Valley Historical Society to digitize numerous analog audio and video recordings of these testimonies contained in the Dr. Saul Friedman Collection.”

Archdiocese of Toronto: New Digital Archive Highlights Parish Histories

Archdiocese of Toronto: New Digital Archive Highlights Parish Histories. “ARCAT Online is a digital collection portal that provides access to our pre-1910 historical parish registers. It will also showcase some of the unique artifacts and other materials in ARCAT’s collections. The registers you will find here include records from parishes within the boundaries of the Archdiocese of Toronto: the City of Toronto; the regional municipalities of Peel, York and Durham; and Simcoe County. The burial registers for St. Paul’s Basilica, as well as St. Michael’s cemetery up to 1910, can also be found on the site.”

Forward: Linguist Isaac Bleaman receives National Science Foundation award to study language of Holocaust survivors

Forward: Linguist Isaac Bleaman receives National Science Foundation award to study language of Holocaust survivors. “Isaac Bleaman, an assistant professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to study the speech of native Yiddish speakers who survived the Holocaust. The five-year $470,000 grant will support research that documents the Yiddish language as it was spoken by survivors who were interviewed for the Visual History Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation, an organization that was founded by film director Steven Spielberg in 1994.”

The Conversation: There is a lot of antisemitic hate speech on social media – and algorithms are partly to blame

The Conversation: There is a lot of antisemitic hate speech on social media – and algorithms are partly to blame. “Scholar Sophie Schmalenberger found that antisemitism is expressed not just in blunt, hurtful language and images on social media, but also in coded forms that may easily remain undetected. For example, on Facebook, Germany’s radical right-wing party Alternative für Deutschland, or AfD, omits the mentioning of the Holocaust in posts about the Second World War. It also uses antisemitic language and rhetoric that present antisemitism as acceptable.”

University of Oxford: UN report: Oxford analysis reveals up to half of Holocaust-related content on Telegram denies or distorts facts

University of Oxford: UN report: Oxford analysis reveals up to half of Holocaust-related content on Telegram denies or distorts facts . “Distortion and Holocaust denial is present on all social media platforms, but moderation and education can significantly reduce this, according to a landmark report today from UNESCO and the United Nations, supported by analysis by researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute.”

Neos Kosmos: Archbishop Makarios sues blogger for defamation

Neos Kosmos: Archbishop Makarios sues blogger for defamation. “Archbishop Makarios Grinezakis claims a blogger has falsely accused him of misappropriating millions of church dollars to fund a palatial apartment on Sydney Harbour and luxurious lifestyle while covering up abuse and dealing in bribes. The head of the Orthodox Church in Australia has appeared often on Greek Flash News blog penned by Alkis Morelas.”

WFYI: Grant helps to add records to Indiana Jewish Historical Society Digital Collection

WFYI: Grant helps to add records to Indiana Jewish Historical Society Digital Collection. “The Indiana Historical Society has added more than 5,000 new scans to its Indiana Jewish Historical Society digital collection. IHS Vice President of Archives and Library Suzanne Hahn said the project was made available through a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.”

Council for British Research in the Levant: Launch of the Islamic Jerusalem Archive Project 2022/2023

Council for British Research in the Levant: Launch of the Islamic Jerusalem Archive Project 2022/2023. “At an event held on 23 June 2022 to mark the re-opening of the Kenyon Institute following renovations, we were delighted to announce the launch of one of the cornerstone projects of CBRL’s new digital archive plans: the Islamic Jerusalem Archive Project (IJAP).”

#DHJewish: Welcome to the new #DHJewish website

I send my friend Diane R. resources related to Judaism all the time, but the other day she had one for me! From #DHJewish: Welcome to the new #DHJewish website. “Today we are very happy to launch the new website #DHJewish – Jewish Studies and Digital Humanities. #DHJewish offers a single access point to news, events, projects + more on the intersection of Jewish Studies and Digital Humanities.”