Mahindra Humanities Center Barker Center, Room 133, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA 02138
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 5:00PM
Soul Food and Salvation: Eating Animals in Medieval Ashkenaz
One of the unique features of the Jewish artwork of medieval Ashkenaz is its persistent zoomorphism—illuminated manuscripts produced by and for Jews in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Germany feature images of women and men with the heads of oxen, donkeys, birds, and so on. While art historians have offered various halakhic, polemical, and iconographical explanations for this aesthetic idiosyncrasy, this presentation will seek to situate Ashkenazic...
Middle East Beyond Borders (MEBB) workshops resume this Fall 2018. As a reminder, “the MEBB workshop aims to foster an interdisciplinary community of scholars working on the past and present of the Middle East. It takes as its founding premise the idea that the “Middle East” as an object of inquiry must fundamentally engage notions of boundaries, mobility and transformation. Our goal is to offer a platform for collaboration and discussion to all Middle East scholars at Harvard, across a wide range of academic fields and disciplines.”