Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 5:30pm

402 Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S. 36th Street, University of Pennsylvania

Prof. Benjamin Braude, History, Boston College and Research Associate, Department of Religion, Smith College
"Sanhedrin on the Sistine Ceiling: Talmudic Traces in Michelangelo's Frescoes"
Prof. Benjamin Braude, History, Boston College, has been a visiting professor/research fellow at Harvard, Princeton, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, the Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and the Corso de Verano, Universidad Complutensa de Madrid. His degrees in History (BA, MA, PhD) are from Harvard University. His most recent publication is a new edition of the collection Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Empire.

His talk is excerpted from his book-in-progress, Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling: Oriental Fraud in the Chapel of the Palace, which in turn is part of a larger project, Sex, Slavery and Racism: the Secret History of Noah and His Sons. 

Sponsored by Penn’s Jewish Studies Program, the Medieval Studies Program, the Department of History, and the Department of Art History.

Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary. For more information: E-Mail or Call 215-898-6654.