18 - 21 July 2017
Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Reformation Era
Juden, Christen und Muslime im Zeitalter der Reformation
Dean Bellis Provost, Vice President and Professor of Jewish History at Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago. He earned his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley and has taught at Berkeley, DePaul University, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University, and the Hebrew Theological College. Dr. Bell has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Jewish Studies and President of the Midwest Jewish Studies Association. He is author of Sacred Communities: Jewish and Christian Identities in Fifteenth-Century Germany (2001); Jewish Identity in Early Modern Germany: Memory, Power and Community (2007); Jews in the Early Modern World (2008); editor of The Bloomsbury Companion to Jewish Studies (2013); and, with Stephen G. Burnett, editor of Jews, Judaism and the Reformation in Sixteenth-Century Germany (2006). Dr. Bell’s current projects include a documentary history of early modern Jews (with Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern), a documentary history of the plague in the early modern world, and a handbook of Jewish historiography.