Research-a-thons, hackathons, installathons. Kislaks are events where a group gets together over a long session to research a particular question or develop new tools and methods for a particular problem, or both.

We call these events Kislaks, in honor of Jay Kislak, namesake of the Kislak Center, whose book collections focus on the earliest exploration of Europeans to the Americas.

Kislaks may be held anywhere in the Kislak Center. Please contact us using the form below if you are interested in organizing an ongoing event or series of sessions, either in Vitale II or elsewhere on the sixth floor.

Upcoming Events
  • December 6, noon-1pm – Lunch presentation & discussion: Rebecca Stuhr and Vickie Karasic on Early Books Collective
  • December 14, 12:30-1:30pm – Geniza Project Workshop with Laura Eckstein and Amey Hutchins
  • January 17, noon-1pm – Lunch presentation & discussion: Lynn Ransom on the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts
  • January 24, noon-1pm – Lunch presentation: Lindsay Van Tine on the Early Novels Database