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2023-24 Theme: Jewish Visual Cultures

Led by Co-Head Fellows Deborah Dash Moore  (University of Michigan) and Richard Cohen (Hebrew
University of Jerusalem)


Affiliation & Project Titles       

Jeffrey Abt

Wayne State University 

The Indigeneity of Heterogeneity: An Exploration of Visual Languages in the
History of Judaica

Inka Bertz

Jewish Museum Berlin 

The Entry of Jews into the Artistic Professions (1770-1870)

Zoya Brumberg-Kraus

University of Texas at Austin

From Gold Mountain to Tinseltown: Ethnic Identity in California’s Architectural

Irit Carmon Popper 

Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion IIT, Haifa; Departement of Art
History, Haifa University, Haifa

Past Imperfect: Contemporary Art Versus Heritage in Historic Sites in Israel - A
New Comparative Framework

Julia Phillips Cohen 

Vanderbilt University 

Tastemakers: How a Forgotten Group of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa Shaped
Modern European Culture

Richard Cohen

Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

Revisting Jewish Icons in Modern Culture and History 

Deborah Dash Moore 

University of Michigan 

Camera as a Passport 

Debora Kantor 

University of Buenos Aires

Israel in Jewish Diaspora non-fiction film 

Louis Kaplan 

University of Toronto 

Jewish Photographic Humor in Dark Times: Reflections on Visual First Responders to
the Third Reich

Tamar Kay

SCE School Architecture, Israel 

3938 Chene Street (Research for TV Series)  

Vladimir Levin

Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

Muskeljudentum and Lachrymose Prayer: How Jewish Historians Constructed Fortress Synagogues

Adam Lowenstein 

University of Pittsburgh 

The Jewish Horror Film: Taboo and Redemption 

Catherine Soussloff

University of British Columbia and University of California, Santa Cruz

Shadows of Diaspora: Material Culture at the Crossroads of Islamic Art and Jewish

Roni Tzoreff

Ben-Gurion University of Negev

Israeli Art in the Age of 'Multiculturalism': The Exhibitions for Israel’s 50th
Independence Day