JUDAIC 318 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
Section: 004 Jewish History Through Visual Culture
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
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May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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What can an artistic object tell us about the people who made, commissioned, viewed and used it? What can we learn about Jewish culture, religion, and history from studying the mosaics, illuminated manuscripts, ritual objects, paintings, animation, and film emerging in Jewish communities from antiquity to the present day? How have the varied religious, political, and social contexts of Jewish communities been mediated via the production of and interaction with artistic objects? In answering these questions our journey will take us from the days of the Hasmonean monarchy in 2nd century BCE Israel, to 2nd-6th century Palestine, Syria and Rome when Jews lived as a religio-ethnic minority under Roman rule, to the medieval Mediterranean, to the beginnings of Jewish nationalism and secularism in modern Europe, right until contemporary animation, performance art and hip-hop videos.

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Intended Audience:

The course is suitable for those interested in visual culture, art history, aesthetics, Jewish studies, history and philosophy.

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JUDAIC 318 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
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001 (SEM)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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