Conference | 17th World Congress of Jewish Studies

The Seventeenth World Congress of Jewish Studies took place from August 6 to 10, 2017 at the Mount Scopus Campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The World Congress of Jewish Studies convenes in Jerusalem every four years, and is the most important event in Jewish studies worldwide. The Seventeeth Congress brought together thousands of participants from over 40 countries, who attended over 1700 lectures in various fields and on many diverse topics in Jewish studies. The lectures were presented by scholars from all the important centers and institutions of Jewish learning. The Congress also featured a comprehensive book fair, and hosted social and cultural events to give participants the opportunity to share various aspects of Jewish culture. In this year's Congress, all members of the ERC group participated, and a few presented papers. Professor Elisheva Baumgarten presented a paper titled "Gender in the Graveyard: Daily Life as Reflected on Medieval Jewish Epitaphs". Eyal Levinson presented a paper titled "Young Jewish Men in Medieval Ashkenaz and the Knightly Masculinity Ideal" Ido Noy presented a paper titled "The Fleuron Crown from Neumarkt in Silesia: Christian Material Culture in a Jewish Context". Neta Bar-Yoseph Bodner presented a paper titled "What We Can Learn About Jewish Communities in Medieval Ashkenaz from the Mikveh Buildings They Left Behind?". 



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Sun, 06/08/2017 (All day) to Thu, 10/08/2017 (All day)


Mount Scopus Campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem