Yael Barash

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (Sep 2019-Mar 2020)

Yael Barash received her BA in Art History and Humanities from Tel Aviv University. She then decided to concentrate on medieval European culture, focusing on the relationship of pictorial, textual, cultural, and religious issues. She completed her MA in Religious Studies and now continues with her PhD degree at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University, supervised by Prof. Yosef Schwartz. Yael is based in the Research Group “Experience in the Premodern Sciences of Soul & Body ca. 800–1650” at the MPIWG.

Yael focuses on the work of Hildegard of Bingen, in particular on manuscripts of hers that include illustrations. Do the different modes in the manuscripts, particularly text and image, interact with each other?  In what way? How does the interaction affect reader response? How do such putative interactions compare with Hildegard’s contemporaries?


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Two Ways of Experience in the Writings of Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179)


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“Representing Time in Illustrations of Hildegard of Bingen”

Postgraduate and Young Scholars Conference, “Time and History in the Medieval World," Aberystwyth University

“Perceiving God: Hildegard of Bingen on Epistemology”

Interfakultäres Kolloquium für antike und mittelalterliche Philosophie, Ruhr Universität Bochum

“Image from Vision: How Hildegard Conveyed Ideas through the Senses”

Postgraduate and Young Scholars Conference, “Art and Artists in the Republic of Letters”

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