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VISUAL EXEGESIS: Expanding the Methodological Toolbox for the Study of Medieval Judaism
June 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m, Library of the American Center, Tržišti 13, Prague 1

Jewish Museum in Prague and U.S. Embassy Prague invite you to a lecture of
Prof. Marc Michael Epstein of Vassar College.

For centuries, Jews have been regarded as the people of the Book and, emphatically, not the people of the Image. Join Professor Marc Michael Epstein of Vassar College for an in-depth look at medieval Jews used art and iconography to "do" exegesis/parshanut in ways that are startlingly original, innovative, and often even subversive. The lecture will be in English.

Marc Michael Epstein is Professor of Religion at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he has taught since 1992. He has written on various topics in visual and material culture produced by, for, and about Jews. His most recent book, The Medieval Haggadah: Art, Narrative, and Religious Imagination (Yale University Press, 2011) was selected by the London Times Literary Supplement as one of the Best Books of the Year. During the 80s, Epstein was Director of the Hebrew Books and Manuscripts division of Sotheby's Judaica department, and continues to serve as consultant to various libraries, auction houses, museums and private collectors throughout the world.

The number of seats is limited. Please register at vagnerovaH@state.gov / michaela.sidenberg@jewishmuseum.cz

INVITE YOU TO A LECTURE OF Prof. Marc Michael Epstein

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