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Substitute Dr. Saskia Dönitz (winter semester 2020/21)

Short vita

  • Studied Jewish Studies and Medieval German Studies at the FU Berlin and the Hebrew University Jerusalem
  • Doctorate at the FU Berlin in 2008
  • Postdoc at the Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Habilitation in preparation; topic: Intellectual biography of Shemarya ha-Iqriti in the context of his Byzantine network of scholars

A detailed curriculum vitae with list of publications can be found [HERE...]

Main areas of research

  • Jewish history and culture of the Middle Ages, currently with a focus on the Jews in Byzantium
  • Jewish historiography of the Middle Ages
  • Scholarly networks between Byzantium, Italy and Ashkenaz
  • History of transmission and reception
  • History of Jewish-Christian relations in the Middle Ages

Publications (selection)

  • "Tradition and Reception of the Sefer Yosippon", Tübingen 2013.
  • Together with the members of the DFG network "Transkulturelle Verflechtungen im Euromediterraneum 500-1500": "Transkulturelle Verflechtungen - mediävistische Perspektiven", Göttingen 2016.
  • Edited together with Meron Piotrkowski and Geoffrey Herman: "Sources and Interpretation in Ancient Judaism. Studies for Tal Ilan at Sixty", Leiden 2018.
  • "Theological Encounters at a Crossroads. An Edition and Translation of Judah Hadassi's Eshkol ha-kofer, First Commandment, and Studies of the Book's Judaeo-Arabic and Byzantine Contexts", edited by Daniel J. Lasker, Johannis Niehoff-Panagiotidis and David Sklare, Leiden 2018.