Imagining the Renaissance / Defining the Jews (Jerusalem, January 12-15, 2020)

This meeting will move the focus to the intellectual and material culture of Italian Jews. We seek to cast light onthe deep influence exercised by Jews in intellectual and material transformations that are considered typical of Italian Renaissance: philosophy and esotericism, printing and book culture, literature, music, artistic and non-artistic objects, figurative arts, housing and styles of living, religion and spirituality, trajectories of wealth and poverty, artistic patronage and antiquarianism.