Seminar Series: The Rome Lab

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Centro Primo Levi and the Jewish Museum of Rome with NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò and the University of Rome La Sapienza presents:

The Rome Lab. Talks and roundtables exploring historical encounters between Rome and Judaism. 
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, NYC. All programs are free and begin at 6:30 pm. 
Reservations: Additional information:


October 18 - Paula Fredriksen, Hebrew University, 

A Tale of Two Cities: Rome and Jerusalem.


October 22 - Ann Brener, Library of Congress, Isabelle Levy, Columbia University. 

Frivolous, Ironic and Erotic Like the Bible: The Poetry of Immanuel da Roma. 


October 25 - Daniel Leisawitz, Muhlenberg College.

“Io so’ jodìo romano”: Notes on the Jewish-Roman Dialect. 


October 26 - Giuseppe Veltri, University of Hamburg

The Temple in Renaissance Imagination. 


November 2 - Amram Tropper, Ben Gurion University, Ron Naiweld, French, National Centre for Scientific Research - Moderator: Shai Secunda, Bard College. Rome in Talmudic Imagination.


November 5 - Serena Di Nepi, University of Rome La Sapienza

Rome and the Jews at the Times of the Ghetto.


November 8-9 - Amedeo Spagnoletto, Collegio Rabbinico Italiano.

To be a scribe in Italy: A Century Old Legacy and Traditions of Roman Jews: Life and Religion. 


November 12 - Alessandra Di Castro, Jewish Museum of Rome, Serena Di Nepi, University of Rome La Sapienza, Amedeo Spagnoletto, Collegio Rabbinico Italiano. 

Dressing the Sacred Text: Mappòt, Me’ilim and Parochyot in the Synagogues of Rome. 


November 15 - Ra’anan Boustan, Princeton University. The City of Rome as Storehouse of Jewish Artifacts.


November 16 - Asher Salah, Bezalel Academy. Roman Travelers in Eretz Israel. 


November 19 - Marina Caffiero, University of Rome La Sapienza. Giuseppe Valadier’s Restoration of the Arch of Titus.


November 20 - Michela Andreatta, University of Rochester, Serena Di Nepi, University of Rome La Sapienza, Jane Tylus, New York University. The Knight and His Jewish Readers: Orlando Furioso.