Visual Culture and Modern Jewish Society

[RG #64] Visual Culture and Modern Jewish Society

February - August 1996

Organizers:

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.

 

Members

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Walter Cahn

FELLOW
Yale University
Walter is a professor in the Department of History of Art at the Yale University.
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Richard Cohen

FELLOW
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Richard is a professor in the Department of History of the Jewish People at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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Milly Heyd

FELLOW
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Milly is a professor in the Department of History of Art at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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Elliott Horowitz

FELLOW
Bar-Ilan University
Elliott is a professor in the Department of Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University.
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Zvi Jagendorf

FELLOW
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Zvi is a professor in the Departments of English and Theatre at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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Tamar Katriel

FELLOW
University of Haifa
Tamar is a professor in the Department of Communication and Education at the University of Haifa.
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Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

FELLOW
New York University
Barbara is a professor in the Department of Performance Studies and Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University.
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Vivian Mann

FELLOW
The Jewish Museum/ Jewish Theological Seminary
Vivian is affiliated with the Jewish Museum, New York, and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Her research interests are Jewish ceremonial art and medieval art.
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Ezra Mendelsohn

FELLOW
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ezra is a professor in the Institute of Contemporary Jewry and the Department of Russian Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.