ANIMAL AFFINITIES: WORD AND IMAGE IN MEDIEVAL HEBREW BOOKS (IN-PERSON AND REMOTE)

Lecturer(s)
Elina Gertsman
Professor of Medieval Art History, Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan Professor in Catholic Studies, CWRU
Date
Sunday February 12
Time
2-3:30 p.m. ET

One of the most remarkable features of medieval Hebrew manuscripts is the inclusion of striking zoocephalic figures: humans with beastly and bestial heads. This lecture will explore several such manuscripts suggesting that the presence of these figures, peculiar to medieval Ashkenazi books, lies at the intersection of image, language, philosophy, poetry and history


Jewish Studies programming is supported by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and The Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies Educational Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
Free
Nonmember Cost
$5