February - August 1996
Richard Cohen (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Ezra Mendelsohn (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
This Research Group is composed of scholars in a number of disciplines: art history, Jewish history, theatre, sociology and anthropology. All are interested in the ways in which the study of modern Jewish society can be advanced through a study of visual images, ranging from high art to caricatures, exhibitions in museums and world fairs and the stage. Another principle concern in to examine how certain images can be better understood by placing them in their proper Jewish context.