Wednesday 13.1.2021,  19:30 (ILT, 12:30 EST) 
We are thrilled to host Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Galit Hasan-Rokem for talks and conversation in the Museum of the Contemporary Virtual Salon. 
Sala-manca: Introduction.
Galit Hasan-Rokem: "The Wandering Jew Visits 'Jesus Hilfe'" 
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett: "Performative Museologies at Mamuta" Discussion.
The meeting will be held in English through zoom. 
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is University Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University and she  currently Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. 
She was honoured for lifetime achievement by the Foundation for Jewish Culture, the 2015 Marshall Sklare Award for her contribution to the social scientific study of Jewry, and was decorated with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for her contribution to POLIN Museum. She was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 
Galit Hasan-Rokem is University Professor Emerita of Jewish Folklore and  Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University. Her research interests include: Poetics, folk literature, ethnography, everyday life and gender in Rabbinic literature; theory of folklore and folk literature; the proverb genre; folk culture, folklore and multi-culturality in Israel; the Wandering/Eternal Jew figure in the culture of Europe and beyond. 
She has been the incumbent of the Max and Margarethe Grunwald Chair for Folklore and the academic head of the Jewish and Comparative Folklore program; the academic director of Misgav Yerushalayim Center for Sephardi and Oriental Jewish Heritage; Head of the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies.
Organized by Mamuta Art and Research Center and the Department of Theater Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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