Tawfiq  Da’adli

Dr. Tawfiq Da’adli

Humanities Building, room 5335

An art historian and archeologist who specializes in Islamic material culture. >>>

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As an archeologist in Jerusalem Dr. Da'adli has studied the Mamila cemetery, the Al Qaymuriyya Mausoleum in Jerusalem, the quarters around the Cotton Merchants Market and the Beit HaBad Market. As an art historian he has written his doctorate on the school of painting that developed in the city of Herat in today's Afghanistan, in the time of Sultan Husayn, last of the Timurid rulers.

Recently he has been researching the wall paintings of the Ummayad Palace in Jericho, trying to reconstruct a series of paintings there that have never been properly published since the excavations done under the British Mandate. Another recent research project concerns Lod, where local excavations have been taking place for years. As part of that research, he is trying to understand the city's civic structure near the end of the Ottoman Period.

Dr. Da'adli was a Buber scholar from 2012 to 2015. In 2016, he received a fellowship from the Council of Higher Education to encourage young researchers who have been accepted to teach in Israel's universities.

Reception hour: By appointment only.

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Noam  Gal

Dr. Noam Gal


A researcher of visual culture from the discovery of photography to today.>>>

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He began his work in the Bezalel Academy in the Department for Visual Communication, and went on to study Cultural Studies at the Hebrew University and to do his doctorate at Yale University. Since 2013 Gal has been Curator of Photography at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. In the Department of Art History he teaches the History and Theory of Photography, Contemporary Art as seen through Art Criticism, and questions concerning Museum Research. In his articles and lectures Gal stresses the role of the spectator in the field of art, the connections between education and photography, and the social and political influences on photography in the present day.

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Lola  Kantor-Kazovsky

Dr. Lola Kantor-Kazovsky

Humanities Building, room 7701

A researcher into the art and theory of art and architecture in the Renaissance and the early Modern period.>>>

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Dr. Kantor-Kazovsky wrote her doctorate at the Hebrew University, under the supervision of Prof. Moshe Barasch, on the artist and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Antiquarian culture in Rome in the 18th century. Recently she has also been researching and writing on the cultural Cold War and the development of Modernism in Russia in the second half of the 20th century.

Reception hour: Tuesday 17:15-18:15 by previous appointment.

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גלית נגה-בנאי

Prof. Galit Noga-Banai

Mandel Building, room 125

A scholar of Late Antique and Early Medieval Art.>>>

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Prof. Noga-Banai is interested in Pilgrimage Art, in the connections between Jewish and Christian Art and between Jerusalem and Rome. She studies both portable and monumental art around the Mediterranean basin. She has published studies on art and architecture in the Holy Land, in Italy and in Western Europe, including Merovingian and Carolingian art. Her books, The Trophies of the Martyrs: An Art Historical Study of Early Christian Silver Reliquaries, and Scared Stimulus: Jerusalem in the Visual Christianization of Rome, were published in 2008 and 2018 respectively by Oxford University Press. Recently she has also been dealing with modern commemoration in Germany from a medievalist perspective. Her book, A Medievalist's Gaze. Christian Visual Rhetoric in Modern German Memorials (1950–2000)was published recently by Peter Lang (2022).

Reception hours: Monday, 12:30, by appointment. Mandel Building, room 125 

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Sarit  Shalev-Eyni

Prof. Sarit Shalev-Eyni

Mandel Building, room 250

A researcher of the visual art of the Middle Ages in broad historical and cultural contexts.>>>

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Prof. Shalev-Eyni is especially interested in illuminated manuscripts, in the interaction between images and texts, between Jews and Christians, between East and West and between Art and History. She if the author of Jews among Christians: Hebrew Book Illumination from Lake Constance, Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Art History 41 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2010), and co-author of The Monk's Haggadah:  A Fifteenth Century Illustrated Passover Haggadah from the Monastery of Tegernsee (Codex Hebrew 200 from the Collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek), (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2015).

Her articles have appeared in leading periodicals.

Reception hour: Wednesday 12:15 by previous appointment.

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Rina  Talgam

Prof. Rina Talgam

Humanities Building, room 7709

A researcher of the art of the Middle East from the Hellenistic period (the end of the 4th century BCE) to the beginning of the Abbasid period (middle of the 8th century CE).>>>

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Prof. Rina Talgam, the Alice and Edward Winant Family Professor of Art History, received her Ph.D from The Hebrew University in 1996 and joined the faculty the following year. Her research interests include the art of the Middle East from the Hellenistic period to the Umayyad period, specialization in mosaic pavements, and the mutual influences between polytheism, Judaism, Samaritanism, Christianity and Islam, the emergence and sources of Umayyad art, and ancient synagogues. Her books include: The Mosaics of the House of Dionysos at Sepphoris, written with Zeev Weiss (2004), The Stylistic Origins of Umayyad Sculpture and Architectural Decoration (2004) and Mosaics of Faith: Floors of Pagan, Christians, and Muslims in the Holy Land (2014). Rina Talgam received several awards from the Hebrew University: in 2013, the Milken Prize for years of excellence in teaching, in 2015 the prestigious Polonsky Prize for creativity and originality in the humanistic disciplines, in 2016 she was awarded the Narkiss Prize for the research of Jewish art and in 2018 the Rector Prize for excellence in research, teaching and contribution to the community. Prof. Talgam was a research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and a visiting Professor at Yale University and the Gregoriana University in Rome.



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Gal  Ventura

Prof. Gal Ventura

Humanities Building, room 6830

Prof. Gal Ventura is an art historian, and deals mainly with 19th century French art,>>>

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cultural history and socio-medical aspects of family, maternity, breastfeeding, pain, death and sleep.

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