Carnegie Mellon University

EVENT POSTPONED: Confronting A Plague: Prague's Jews and the Epidemic of 1713 with Dr. Joshua Teplitsky

Event April 27, 2021

We apologize, this event has been rescheduled. We will announce the rescheduled date soon.

Sponsored by The Jack Buncher Chair in Jewish Studies, Department of History and The Humanities Scholars Program, Dietrich College, CMU.

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

Joshua Teplitsky is an associate professor in the Department of History at Stony Brook University (SUNY), where he researches and teaches about Jewish about Jewish life in Central Europe in the early modern period. His book, Prince of the Press: How One Collector Built History's Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library was published in 2019 and was named the winner of the Salo Baron Prize of the AAJR for best first book in Jewish Studies in 2019, the 2020 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award of the Association for Jewish Studies, and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. He is currently at work on a book reconstructing a plague epidemic in eighteenth-century Prague and its impact on Jewish social and cultural life in the city. He has been interviewed for his research on epidemics and Jewish life in Times Higher Education, Jewish Action Magazine, and Time Magazine.

This event is in conversation with Dr. Michal Friedman and Dr. Mari Webel. Moderated by Dr. Tim Haggerty.