Dr Estara Arrant is a Postdoctoral Research Associate based at the Cambridge University Library in the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit. She works on the ERC-funded project TEXTEVOLVE: A New Approach to the Evolution of Texts Based on the Manuscripts of the Targums, where she analyses the history of Aramaic translations of the Bible using bioinformatic methods and algorithms. 

Dr Arrant is a linguist of Semitic languages, data scientist, palaeographer, and Middle Eastern studies scholar. She uses data science, applied mathematics, and computational tools to help solve long-standing problems and create new tools to further the linguistic, religious, and historical study of Middle Eastern languages and cultures.

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