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Behavioral Practice, Social Boundaries and the Marking of Identity in the Early Modern Era

Tel Aviv University
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 2:00 PM to Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 4:30 PM

The University of Maryland and Tel Aviv University will co-sponsor a workshop examining the making of identity worldwide in the Early Modern Era. Professors Bernard Cooperman and Stefano Villani.from the UMD History Department and Professor Tamar Herzig from Tel Aviv have organized this workshop and will also be presenters.

 Joint Tel Aviv University-University of Maryland Workshop 

 Sunday-Tuesday, 14-16 June 2015

 Gilman Humanities Building, Room 133, Tel Aviv University

Sunday, 14 June 2015

14:00 Gathering

14:30 Greetings

Raanan Rein, Vice President of Tel Aviv University

14:45 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Bernard Cooperman (University of Maryland)

City Space/Jewish Space: Marking Urban Territory in Early Modern Europe

 

NUDITY, SEXUALITY AND THE CREATION OF SOCIAL BOUNDARIES

            Chair: Kinneret Lahad (Tel Aviv University)

16:00 Sefy Hendler (Tel Aviv University)

Gracious and Beautiful Monster: Considering Nudity and Sodomy in Agnolo Bronzino’s Portrait of Dwarf Morgante

16:35 Alex Kerner (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Nakedness, Clothing and the European Construction of Social and Political Hierarchies in Early Colonial America

 

17:10: Coffee break

17:40    Umberto Grassi (International Research Group for Early Modern Religious Dissents and Radicalism)

Ambiguous Boundaries: Religious Minorities, Natural Law and the Control of Sexuality in Early Modern Spain and the New World

 

18:20   Tamar Herzig (Tel Aviv University)

 Jews and Sodomy in Early Modern Italy

 

19:00 Comment: Kinneret Lahad

 

Monday, 15 June 2015

BEHAVIORAL PRACTICE AND RELIGIOUS IDENTITY

            Chair: Iris Rachamimov (Tel Aviv University)

9:00 Benjamin Arbel (Tel Aviv University)

Being a Jewish Woman in Sixteenth-Century Candia

 

9:45 Coffee break

 

10:15  Adelisa Malena (University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari)

Gender Roles and Catholic Piety: WomenChrists and Female Messiahs in Seventeenth-Century Italy

11:00 Zur Shalev (University of Haifa)

European Responses to Religious Diversity in Ottoman Lands

 

11:45  Comment: Iris Rachamimov

 

12:00: Lunch

 

 

ETHNIC MINORITIES AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY

            Chair: Aya Elyada (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

13:30 Miriam Eliav-Feldon (Tel Aviv University)

Fear of Nomads: The Persecution of the Gypsies

 

14:10 Yaacov Deutsch (David Yelin College)

 Jewish “Otherness” in Early Modern Christian Descriptions

 

14:50  Vera Kaplan (Tel Aviv University)

Being a Foreigner and Behaving Like a Foreigner in Early Modern Russia

 

15:30 Comment: Aya Elyada

 

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

PRACTICE AND BELIEF IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE

            Chair: Uriel Simonsohn (University of Haifa)

9:45 Moshe Sluhovsky (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Attention, Intention, Action: Practice/Belief in Early Modern Catholicism

 

10:30 Coffee break

 

11:00   Stefano Villani (University of Maryland)

Unintentional Dissent: Heterodox Behaviors and Religious Identity among Protestant Converts in Early Modern Livorno

11:45  Katherine Aron-Beller (Tel Aviv University)

Did Jews Desecrate Christian Images? Practice and Belief according to Inquisitorial Investigations

 

12:30 Comment: Uriel Simonsohn (University of Haifa)

 

13:00 Lunch

                                    GRADUATE STUDENTS’ SESSION:

GENDER, SEXUALITY AND IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION IN THE EARLY MODERN ERA

Chair: Sivan Balslev (Tel Aviv University)

 

14:30  Ronnie Hirsch (Tel Aviv University)

Ailment in the Community: Coping with Illness in the Convent of San Vincenzo in Prato

 

15:15 Shai Zamir (Tel Aviv University)

The Image of the Jewish Woman in the Trent Blood Libel (1475)

 

16:00 Meytal Cohen (Tel Aviv University)

 Morals and Gender Roles in Early Modern Descriptions of the Witches’ Sabbath

 

16:45 Comment: Sivan Balslev

17:00 Coffee break

17:30: CONCLUDING REMARKS

Bernard Cooperman (University of Maryland)

Tamar Herzig (Tel Aviv University)

Stefano Villani (University of Maryland)