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The Jewish Body: (Eastern) Ashkenas in the Early Modern Period

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Workshop with speakers on Identifying, Narrating, Regulating, Covering, Healing the Jewish Body in the Early Modern Period.

In collaboration with the UCL Department for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and the UCL Institute for Advanced Studies

Over the past decades, a variety of disciplines have imagined the human body as the site of complex, entangled discourses of belonging and not-belonging, health and illness, familiar and alien, in need of regulation or absolution. In this workshop, scholars will present their research on the human body as invested with meaning and as the object of practices, looking at the case of the Jewish body in Ashkenas, ie. roughly the German territories and Eastern Europe, with contributions from the history of medicine and of knowledge; literary studies; cultural and gender studies.

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* Conny Aust, Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz

* François Guesnet, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College London

* Magdaléna Jánošíková PhD student, School of History, Queen Mary University London

* Anna Novikov, Post-doctoral Fellow, Cologne-Bonn Centre for Central and Eastern Europe, Universität zu Köln/Cologne

* Iris Idelson-Shein, Post-doctoral Fellow, Johann-Wolfgang-von-Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main

* Marek Tuszewicki, Department of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków

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