Material Memory: Jewish Record-keeping in Early Modern Europe (Hybrid Event) with Dr. Elisheva Carlebach

This lecture will situate the record-keeping culture of the Jews within the larger democratization of reading and writing in early modern Europe. Together we will explore all types of Jewish records from laundry lists to communal logbooks and discuss the intersection of the material aspects of Jewish records and the complexities of the lives they represent.

Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Monday, November 13, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm EST
Location: Klau Library, Cincinnati and Online

Title page of MS 599Elisheva Carlebach teaches Jewish History at Columbia University, where she is Salo Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture, and Society,/ and Co-Director, Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies. She is the author of The Pursuit of Heresy (National Jewish Book Award); Divided Souls: Jewish Converts to Christianity in Early Modern German Lands; Palaces of Time: Jewish Calendar and Culture in Early Modern Europe (AJS Schnitzer Prize) and Confronting Modernity: 1750-1880, volume 6 in The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization. She has held fellowships at the New York Public Library Center for Scholars and Writers, the Katz Center at University of Pennsylvania, and the Tikvah Center at NYU Law School. She served as Editor of the AJS Review and as President of the American Academy for Jewish Research. In 2017 she was awarded the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award of Columbia University. Her teaching and research interests include Jewish-Christian relations, Jewish communities and their records, and Jewish women’s history in early modern Europe.