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Jewish Women and Books in Medieval and Renaissance Italy

Start: Jun 10, 2015 06:30 PM


Evelyn M. Cohen


Wednesday June 10th

Renaissance Italy

Prosperous Jews in Italy commissioned illuminated manuscripts for their personal use. Several of these, especially prayer books, were produced specifically for women. In some, the text was adjusted for recitation by a woman. Other manuscripts illustrated women performing religious rituals often assumed to have been practiced solely by men. This lecture will explore the role of women as patrons and how they were depicted in manuscripts from Italy.

Dr Evelyn M. Cohen (Ph.D. Columbia University) is an art historian who specializes in illuminated Hebrew manuscripts and Italian Renaissance art. A former Samuel H. Kress Fellow and Coleman Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she has served on the faculty of Columbia University, Brooklyn College, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she was also the first Curator of Jewish Art. A widely published author, she is the recipient of the National Jewish Book Award.


Reception from 6.30 pm Gustave Tuck lecture theatre, 2nd floor, Wilkins Building 

Lecture 7.00 pm


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