COHEN, Adam S.

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Adam S. Cohen (PhD John Hopkins Baltimore) is Associate Professor in the Department of Art, and Associate Faculty with the Centre for Jewish Studies, at the University of Toronto. He specializes in the history of early medieval art and manuscript illumination, with a particular interest the monastic culture of Germanic lands and the use of art to express complex theology, especially among female communities. Other interests include Jewish-Christian visual polemics in medieval art, as well as constructions and interpretations of Jewish identity through the visual arts from Antiquity to the present . Recognized for his research, Dr. Cohen received a University of Toronto Faculty Research Award from the Joint Initiative in German and European Studies (2004) and is presently being funded (2007-10) by a SSHRC Research Grant. He has a number of works forthcoming and in progress, including: Eye and Mind: Essays in Anglo-Saxon and Early Medieval Art by Robert Deshman (forthcoming from the Richard Rawlinson Center for Anglo-Saxon Studies and Manuscript Research at Western Michigan University), and Laboratories of Thought in Twelfth-Century Germany (in progress).

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