Cultural Archaeology of Jews and Slavs: Medieval and Early Modern Judeo-Slavic Interaction and Cross-Fertilization

[RG # 125] Cultural Archaeology of Jews and Slavs: Medieval and Early Modern Judeo-Slavic Interaction and Cross-Fertilization

March 1-August 31, 2011

Organizer:

Alexander Kulik (The Hebrew University)
Moshe Taube (The Hebrew University)

The aim of the group is to bring together historians, philogists and scholars of comparative religion to help bring down disciplinary barriers and to show how the Slavic and the Jewish cultures can be revealed, each one of them respectively, as unique repositories of the lost texts, sensibilities, and traditions of the other's culture. It seeks to examine, on the one hand, unique data which Slavic cultures preserve on Medieval and Early Modern East European Jews, and on the other hand, key elements of Slavic cultural traditions preserved by Medieval and Early Modern East European Jews.

We will explore cultural exchange within the Khazarian-Slavic, Judeo-Greek-Church Slavonic, Old Russian-Jewish, early modern Polish-Jewish, and other cultural realms from the late 9th - early 10th celturies to late 17th - ealry 18th centuries. The topics are not limited to direct Judeo-Slavic contacts, but include, inter alia, issues such as Slavic reception of ancient Jewish sources, Slavonic Bible and pseudepigrapha, Slavonic Josephus, Biblical iconography, etc.

 

Members

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Anatoly A. Alexeev

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St. Petersburg State University
Anatoly is a professor at St. Petersburg State University.
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Judith Kalik

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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Judith is a professor at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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Alexander Kulik

FELLOW
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Alexander is a professor in the Department of German, Russian and East European Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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Andrei Orlov

FELLOW
Marquette University
Andrei is a professor in the Department of Theology at Marquette University.
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Alexander Pereswetoff-Morath

FELLOW
Royal Swedish Academy of Letters
Alexander is a professor at the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities.
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Dan Shapira

FELLOW
Bar-Ilan University
Dan is a professor in the Department of Near Eastern History at Bar-Ilan University.
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Moshe Taube

FELLOW
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Moshe is a professor in the Department of German, Russian and East European Studies and the Department of Linguistics at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.