IMAGES

A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture

The study of Jewish art and visual culture, which has been cultivated for over a century in European, American and Israeli institutions, has burgeoned in the recent years. Major universities have established graduate programs that integrate Jewish art and visual studies and Jewish museums dot the landscape in Israel, Europe and North America.
Contemporary scholarship on Jewish art and visual culture intersects with concerns of the wider academy; a lively interchange among scholars has ensued. The field has now achieved the breadth and maturity to sustain an international journal that represents the interests of this interdisciplinary community of scholars.
The IMAGES invites scholarly articles on Jewish art and visual culture, ranging in time from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. Articles may concentrate on any geographical area in which Jewish participation had an impact, and any discipline, including architecture, painting, sculpture, treasury arts, book arts, graphics, textiles, photography and film, and other areas of the visual environment. In addition, IMAGES welcomes articles on historiography and theory, as well as textual studies that reflect on the themes of the journal.
Each edition of IMAGES will include 4-5 articles; reviews of books and exhibitions; and notices of scholarly conferences or symposia on Jewish Art.

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Editorial Board
Editors: Steven Fine, Margaret Olin and Maya Balakirsky Katz.

Emerita Vivian Mann Z"l

Managing Editor
Ranana Dine

Copy Editor
Michael Helfield

Book Review Editor
Shulamit Laderman

Editorial Board
Richard I. Cohen (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Jaś Elsner (Oxford University)
Helen Evans (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Batsheva Goldman-Ida (Tel Aviv Museum of Art)
Galit Hasan-Rokem (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Jenna Weissman Joselit (George Washington University)
Katrin Kogman-Appel (University of Munster)
Ivan G. Marcus (Yale University)
Sally M. Promey (Yale University)
Carol Zemel (York University)
Biographical Note
Steven Fine is Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University in New York City, where he focuses upon interrelationships between the literature of ancient Judaism, art and archaeology. Dr. Fine holds a doctorate in Jewish history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an MA in art history from the University of Southern California and a BA in religious studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Steven Fine's most recent book is Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World: Toward a New Jewish Archaeology (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Margaret Olin is Senior Research Scholar, Yale Divinity School. She is the author most recently of The Nation Without Art: Examining Modern Discourses on Jewish Art (2001), and the editor, with Robert S. Nelson, of Monuments and Memory Made and Unmade (2003). Her book, Touching Photographs, is forthcoming.

Maya Balakirsky Katz is Associate Professor of Art History at Touro College and on the faculty of Touro’s Graduate School of Jewish Studies. She has written on the intersection of religious identity and media in essay collections, exhibition catalogs, encyclopedias, and journals. Most recently, she authored the book The Visual Culture of Chabad (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Shulamit Laderman is a researcher and lecturer at the Schechter Graduate Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Her research focuses on the visualization of Judaic and Christian texts in Jewish and Byzantine art and on the Artist as a Biblical Interpreter in Medieval and Modern Art. Her book Images of Cosmology in Jewish and Byzantine Art –God's Blueprint of Creation was published by Brill (2013).

Emerita

Vivian B. Mann Z"l was Director of the Masters Program in Jewish Art at the Graduate School of the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Curator Emerita of the Jewish Museum, New York. She was the author of numerous articles on medieval art and Jewish art. Her latest book, Uneasy Communion: Jews, Christians and Altarpieces in Medieval Spain was published in 2010. In 2009, she was elected to the American Academy of Jewish Research.