Dr. Neta Bodner
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Neta B. Bodner is a postdoctoral research fellow in the project studying the architecture of Jewish ritual baths (mikvaot) in Ashkenaz between 1100-1350. The focus of her PhD dissertation was the communication of meaning through architecture in Pisa’s Cathedral square between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. She has published three articles deriving from her PhD, each showing several means for representing Holy Land sites in Pisa through its major monuments. She has also published papers on the translation of Jerusalem to Vienna and Varallo (Italy) through architectural complexes in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Bodner has co-edited a volume dedicated to the use of natural materials for the visual translation of place between 500-1500 with Dr. Renana Bartal and Prof. Bianca Kühnel. She currently teaches Christian and Medieval Art and Architecture at the Hebrew University and the Open University of Israel and is working on a second edited book as a concluding publication of the project “Spectrum: Visual Translations of Jerusalem to Europe”.