Magdaléna Jánošíková
Post-doctoral Researcher
Magdaléna Jánošíková is a postdoctoral researcher at JEWTACT. She studies the medical and scientific cultures in central and eastern Europe, specialising in the early modern Jewish medical expertise. She received her PhD degree in history from Queen Mary, University of London (2019) for her dissertation addressing medicine among 16th-century Ashkenazi Jews.
In 2021 she will begin her new project examining the practices of bodily care and their relation to the environment and the body as a Polonsky Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.
Publications:
  • "United in Scholarship, Divided in Practice: (Re-)Translating Smallpox and Measles for Seventeenth-Century Jews," (under review)
  • "Studying Ibn Sina, Performing Abulafia in a Mid-Sixteenth-Century Prison: Emotional, Medical, and Mystical Bodies between Italy and Silesia," (under review)