Studies in Ancient Judaism: Scholars and their Critics

Subject associations
REL 513 / HIS 534
Fall 2019
Yaacob Dweck
Moulie Vidas
Registrar description

This seminar analyzes the construction and presentation of scholarly practices in key moments of Jewish history from late antiquity through the modern period. We discuss transformations in the figure of the scholar, the ideology of scholarship and its critique, the changing material conditions of scholarship, and the relationship between scholarship and the formation of distinct religious, social, and political movements.