Matthew Dudley

Position
Graduate Research Assistant, Princeton Geniza Project
Bio/Description

Matthew is a PhD candidate in the History Department at Yale University. His dissertation analyzes early modern Cairo Geniza documents in the study of Jewish legal praxis, Mediterranean merchant networks, and the formulaic conventions of document production. Matthew is cataloguing Geniza fragments in the PGP database that span Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Spanish, Italian, Hebrew, and Ottoman Turkish. Beyond his work as a cataloguer, he also supports the Princeton Geniza Lab in co-developing a paleographical glossary of economic units and currencies that is intended to serve as a guide for dating Geniza fragments.

To learn more about Matthew’s research and contributions to the Princeton Geniza Lab, contact him at [email protected].