Dr. Iris Idelson-Shein
Iris Idelson-Shein is senior lecturer at the department of Jewish History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Her research interests include cultural translation, Old Yiddish literature, science, gender, and childhood in early modern Ashkenaz. Idelson-Shein received her PhD from Tel Aviv University in 2011, and has held visiting positions at Goethe University in Frankfurt, LMU Munich, and the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies in Philadelphia. She is co-editor of “German Jewish Cultures,” a book series published by Indiana University Press.
Ahuvia Goren studies Jewish attitudes to renaissance humanism and the scientific revolution. His dissertation will deal with skepticism among Italian Jews in the late 17th and 18th centuries from the perspectives of cultural history of knowledge and the history of the book.
Dr. Magdaléna Jánošíková
Magdaléna Jánošíková is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Jewish History, Ben-Gurion University, and a member of the collaborative research group on Jewish Translation and Cultural Transfer in Early Modern Europe. Her research explores the topic of medicine and Jews.
Tamir Karkason is a Sephardi-studies scholar who studies the history of Mediterranean Jewry (notably Ladino-speaking Jewry) from the early modern period onwards. His work concentrates on themes related to Jewish Enlightenment, Jewish nationalism, the history of books and reading, and the “spatial turn.”
Dr. Tamir Karkason