Past Event

Jordan Katz: The Manuscript of an Eighteenth-Century Dutch Jewish Midwife

May 5, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Center for Jewish History (15 W. 16th Street), New York

Speakers: Jordan Katz, Columbia University

Martha Howell, Columbia University

Scholars Working Group on Women and Gender in Jewish History will hold their May meeting at the Center for Jewish History (15 W. 16th Street) on May 5, 10:00am (Coffee & bagels from 9:30am).

Jordan Katz (Columbia University) will present her paper, “‘Doz bukh iz mir lieb zehr’: The Manuscript of an Eighteenth-Century Dutch Jewish Midwife.” Professor Martha Howell (Columbia University) will respond.

For a copy of the paper, please contact [email protected].

Jordan Katz is a fourth-year Ph.D student in Early Modern Jewish history, with interests in Jewish cultural history, history of science, and Jewish communal autonomy. Her dissertation examines the role of Jewish “wise women” within communal and intellectual frameworks in the early modern Ashkenazic world. She is also interested in culinary history and historical reconstruction, and edits the culinary history blog, Leftovers, along with her colleague, Alma Igra.

Martha Howell, Miriam Champion Professor of History, specializes in social, economic, legal, and women’s history in northern Europe during the late medieval and early modern centuries, concentrating on the Burgundian Netherlands, northern France, and Germany. She received her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and both her M.A. and PhD. from Columbia. Before joining the Columbia faculty in 1989, she taught at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, and from 1989 to 1995 she served as Director of the University’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender.