Yael Barash is a PhD candidate under the supervision of Prof. Yosef Schwartz at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University. She studies the epistemic importance of visual experiences as reflected in the work of Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179 CE) and in manuscripts of Hildegard that include illustrations. Yael asks how the texts and images in these manuscripts interact with each other, and also follows perceptions of Hildegard during the Middle Ages.
Yael received her BA in Art History and Humanities and MA in Religious Studies, with a thesis on Hildegard of Bingen, from Tel Aviv University.
Yael is currently co-organizing the conference “Philosophical Perspectives on Medieval Theories of Science” with Dominic Dold and Gerd Micheluzzi. The conference will take place in September 2022 at the MPIWG, in collaboration with the Research Group “Experience in the Premodern Sciences of Soul and Body.”
“Understanding through the Senses: The Eucharist, Text and Illustrations in Vision VI of Book II of Hildegard’s Scivias,” Journal Mediaevalia
Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
The British School at Rome, BAA International Romanesque Conference, “Image and Narrative in Romanesque Art.”
Visions, Cosmology and Nature”
XXV Annual Colloquium of the SIEPM in Porto, Faculdade de Latras Conference, “Per cognitionem visualem: The Visualization of Cognitive and Natural Processes in the Middle Ages.”
Virtual International Medieval Congress (Leeds), “Borders.”
Porto, Faculdade de Latras Conference, “Theories of Vision: Augustine of Hippo and the Augustinian Tradition”
Postgraduate and Young Scholars Conference, “Time and History in the Medieval World," Aberystwyth University
Interfakultäres Kolloquium für antike und mittelalterliche Philosophie, Ruhr Universität Bochum
Postgraduate and Young Scholars Conference, “Art and Artists in the Republic of Letters”