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George Quinn

George Quinn

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Australian National University

George Quinn is a professor at the School of Culture, History & Language at the Australian National University.

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His research focuses on the literature and popular culture of contemporary Java; patterns and sites of pilgrimmage in Java and Madura; and the Catholic Church in East Timor.

2018-2019 Fellow: New Directions in the Study of Javanese Literature

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Verena Kasper-Marienberg

Verena Kasper-Marienberg

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NC State University

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Verena Ines Kasper-Marienberg is a professor of History at North Carolina State University.

Her research focuses on the intersection of Jewish and Christian communities in the early modern period. She is especially interested in questions of legal practice, gender relations, and socio-economic structures in early modern societies.  In her teaching, she focuses on Jewish religion and culture, minority history, early modern autobiographies, the history of museums, and the rhetorical structures of political texts.

2018-2019 Fellow: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture 

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Els Bogaerts

Els Bogaerts

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Els Bogaerts is an experienced lecturer and researcher, and coordinator of academic programmes on Indonesian culture. She performs classical Javanese dance, and has given talks on Indonesian performing arts at the main fora in the Netherlands.

2018-2019 Fellow: New Directions in the Study of Javanese Literature

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Charles Manekin

Charles Manekin

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The University of Maryland

Charles Manekin is Professor of Philosophy at the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland.

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He specializes in the history of philosophy, specifically medieval Jewish and Islamic philosophy. He is also interested in the history of science among Muslims and Jews. The focus of Manekin's research has been Aristotelian and humanist logic in Hebrew, the philosophy of Levi Gersonides, and the free will problem in Jewish philosophy.

2018-2019 Organizer: The Reception and Impact of Aristotelian Logic in Medieval Jewish Culture

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Tsevi Mazeh

Tsevi Mazeh

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Tel Aviv University
Tsevi Mazeh is Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Tel Aviv University.
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 Throughout his career, he has functioned as both theorist and observer, and is a popular writer and public speaker on Astronomy, History of Science, and Science and Religion. Currently, Mazeh is leading an international effort to detect planets and brown-dwarfs by novel relativistic effects. 

2018-2019 Organizer:Big Data and Planets

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Debra Kaplan

Debra Kaplan

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Bar-Ilan University

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Debra Kaplan is a faculty member of the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at Bar-Ilan University. A social historian, her research focuses on the daily life in premodern Ashkenaz. Kaplan has also written several articles about Jewish women and economics, about Jewish autobiographical texts, and about Jews and the Reformation.

2018-2019 Fellow: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture 

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