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When: Sunday, June 17, 2018
Where: Hebrew University, Edmund Safra Campus, Givat Ram
Contact: Hanna Gentili

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Jewish Knowledge in Motion from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Era

The Open/Close Transmission of Philosophical and Scientific Jewish Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 9:00–18:00
Jerusalem, Hebrew University, Edmund Safra Campus, Givat Ram
The Music Department │ The National Library of Israel │ The Sidney M. Edelstein Center for the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine

Workshop Program

09.00-09.30 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS: Elhanan Reiner
Edelstein Center (Givat Ram Campus)

Chair: Francesca Gorgoni

10.00-10.30 Emunah Levy (Bar-Ilan University), “The Book of Medicines of Asaf the Physician: A Text's Passage across Borders and Centuries”

10.30-11.00 Alessia Bellusci (National Library of Israel), “Jewish Magia from Cairo to Italy and back: A Case-Study”

11.00-11.15 COFFEE BREAK

11.15-11.45 Gal Sofer (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), “The Kabbalization of Clavicula Salomonis”

11.45-12.15 Amiel Vick (Bar-Ilan University), “Zohar in Motion”

12.15-13.15 DISCUSSION with Gideon Bohak and Yossi Schwartz

13.15-14.30 LUNCH

Department of Music, NLI (Givat Ram Campus)
Chair: Alessia Bellusci

14.30-15.00 Aviad Markovitz (Open University), “The Hidden Transcripts of Wisdom: Institution and Concept in Kalonymos b. Kalonymos' Historical Narrative”

15.00-15.30 Francesca Gorgoni (National Library of Israel), “Iḫwān aṣ-ṣafā'’s Epistle on Animals: Kalonymos ben Kalonymos’ Hebrew Translation and its Long-Term Transmission in Jewish Literature”

15.30-15.45 COFFEE BREAK

15.45-16.15 Hanna Gentili (Warburg Institute), “Yoḥanan Alemanno and the Tibbonite Tradition: Sources and Terminology of the Discussion on the Immortality of the Soul”

16.15-16.45 Roni Cohen (Tel Aviv University), “‘Got It!’: Standardization and Canonization Processes in the Transmission History of the Purim Parodic Literature”

16.45-17.45 DISCUSSION with Steven Harvey and Ruth haCohen

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