Lecture Series in Medieval Jewish Art

We are pleased to announce an extraordinary series of lectures made possible by the generous support of the Nord Foundation at Case Western Reserve University. The lectures will take place within the framework of Professor Elina Gertsman’s graduate seminar on medieval Jewish art and will be held on Zoom. A limited number of spots is available for each lecture / discussion. Please email Reed O’Mara rao44@case.edu to register. All lectures start promptly at 11:30.


Thursday, September 10th
Synagogue Architecture in the Middle Ages
Pamela Patton (Princeton University)

Thursday, September 17th
From Torah to Bible in the Iberian Peninsula
Julie Harris (Spertus College)

Thursday, October 1st
Persecution, Privilege and the Passover Haggadah in the Middle Ages
Adam Cohen (University of Toronto)

Thursday, October 22nd
Gender: A Useful Category of Jewish Art Historical Analysis
Eva Frojmovic (University of Leeds)

Thursday, November 5th
Imagining the Self: Representations of Jewish Ritual in a Yiddish Book of Customs
Diane Wolfthal (Rice University)