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The Parkes Institute


During the conference there will be an exhibition taking place in the Special Collections Gallery, Hartley Library, University of Southampton.


Creating a legacy: the Parkes Library, Special Collections Exhibition Gallery, Hartley Library, University of Southampton, 7 September – 6 November 2015 (Mon-Fri 1000-1600). Drawing on material in the Special Collections, the exhibition will consider the legacy created by Revd Dr James Parkes, through his library and his research on Jewish/non-Jewish relations. James Parkes began collecting material in the 1930s and by the time it arrived at Southampton in 1964, the Library consisted of over 4,000 books, 2,000 pamphlets and 140 journals. It has developed into one of the largest Jewish documentation centres in Europe and complements the Anglo-Jewish Archives, also part of Special Collections, which is one of the largest collections of Jewish archives in western Europe. These research collections have led to the development of the Parkes Institute, which is a research centre focusing on Jewish history and culture, and which continues Parkes’s legacy of teaching and research.

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