Director, Centre for Jewish Studies; Lecturer, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds.
TEMI DI RICERCA
Manoscritti ebraici miniati.
Hebraica and Judaica from the Cecil Roth Collection (with F. Felsenstein), Leeds: Brotherton Library, 1997.
Imagining the Self, Imagining the Other: Visual Representation and Jewish-Christian Dynamics in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period, ed. E. Frojmovic, Leiden: Brill, 2002.
Masks and Monsters in the Margins: Cultural Negotiation in Illuminated Hebrew Manuscripts in 13th Century-Germany: expressions of interest from Brill andUniversity of Minnesota Press, pending completion of manuscript (summer 05).
Curator (jointly with F. Felsenstein) of the exhibition Hebraica and Judaica from the Cecil Roth Collection, University of Leeds: Brotherton Library, 1997.
Contributor to the exhibition Mappot... blessed be who comes: The Band of Jewish Tradition since late Antiquity, Munich: Praehistorische Staatssammlung, 16.5.-14.9.1997; Wuerzburg, Mammelsteiner Kabinett, 30.9.1997-30.11.1997; Frankfurt, Jewish Museum, 11.12.-1997-1.3.1998; Osnabrück, St. Marien, 17.5.1998-21.6.1998.
“Eine gemalte Eremitage für die Stadt: die Wüstenväter im Camposanto zu Pisa”, in: Malerei und Stadtkultur in der Dantezeit (H. Belting, D. Blume eds.) München: Hirmer, 1989, pp. 201-214.
“From Naples to Istanbul: the woodcuts in the earliest illustrated printed Haggadah”, The Library, 18, 1996, pp. 87-109.
“Giotto's Allegories of Justice and the Commune in the Palazzo della Ragione in Padua: a Reconstruction”, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, LIX, 1996, pp. 24-47.
“The Perfect Scribe and an Early Illustrated Esther Scroll”, British Library Journal, 23/1, 1997, pp. 68-80.
“Jewish Ways of Reading the Illuminated Bible”, in Jewish Ways of Reading the Bible, ed. G. Brooke, Oxford: OUP 2000, pp. 230-53.
“Buber in Basle, Schlosser in Sarajevo, Wischnitzer in Weimar: The Politics of Writing about Medieval Jewish Art”, in Imagining the Self, Imagining the Other: Visual Representation and Jewish-Christian Dynamics in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period, Leiden: Brill, 2002.
“Messianic politics in re-Christianized Spain: Images of the Sanctuary in Hebrew Bible manuscripts”, in Imagining the Self, Imagining the Other: Visual Representation and Jewish-Christian Dynamics in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period, Leiden: Brill, 2002.
“Travelling to the Circumcision: Early Modern Representations”, in: Circumcision: New Perspectives on an Ancient Rite, edited by R. Wasserfall and E. Mark, Hanover/London: Brandeis University Press/ University Press of New England, 2003, pp. 128-41.
“Gendered Representations of the Circumcision between Family and Community”, in: Framing the Family: Representation and Narrative in the Medieval and Early Modern Period, ed. R. Voaden and D. Wolfthal, Temple, Arizona: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2005 (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies vol. 280), pp. 221-43.
“The Origin of Illustrated Circumcision Books and the Role of Jewish Women in the Early Modern Period”, in: Proceedings of the Twelfth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem 1997 (in print)
“Material and Visual Culture in Ashkenaz 1300-1800”; “National Style and its discontents: understanding stylistic syncretism in medieval Hebrew manuscript illumination”; “Hiddenness and Revelation: Permitted depictions, forbidden depictions and creative solutions”, in Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts, ed. M. M. Epstein. Hugh Lauter Levin Associates. Forthcoming ca. 2006.
“Images of Judaic Textuality in two 13th Century Latin Psalters from South Germany”, in Beyond the Yellow Badge: New Approaches to Anti-Judaism and Anti-Semitism in Medieval and Early Modern Visual Culture,Ed. Mitchell B. Merback. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2006-7.
“Francesco da Barberino, Giotto, and the Field of Vision” (under review).
“Framing the Resisting Viewer in a medieval Jewish image of the Circumcision ritual”, in Travelling Concepts, ed. M. Bal (awaiting contract).
“Current synagogue restorations in Germany”, in: Newsletter of the International Survey of Jewish Monuments, XIII/1 1990, pp. 5-7.
“Illustrated Mohelbooks and Circumcision Liturgies”, in: A. Weber, ed., Mappot... blessed be who comes: The Band of Jewish Tradition since late Antiquity, Osnabrück: Secolo Verlag, 1997, pp. 55-61 and catalogue collaboration.