Rabbis of the (Scientific) Revolution: Jews and Early Modern Science
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Iris Idelson-Shein teaches in the department of Jewish History at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She is the Norbert Blechner and Friends Career Development Chair in East-European Jewish Culture, and an elected member of the Israel Young Academy.
Idelson-Shein is the principle investigator of the collaborative research project on Jewish Translation and Cultural Transfer in Early Modern Europe, funded by the European Research Council (ERC).
Her book, Difference of a Different Kind: Jewish Constructions of Race During the Long Eighteenth Century, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2014. She is also the editor (with Christian Wiese) of Monsters and Monstrosity in Jewish History: from the Middle Ages to Modernity (Bloomsbury, 2019). Her work has appeared in journals such as The American Historical Review, Eighteenth-Century Studies, and The Jewish Quarterly Review.