July 1 – Mark R. Cohen – History and Memory: The Jews of Iraq
July 1 – History and Memory: The Jews of Iraq
Dr. Mark R. Cohen is the Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East, Emeritus, and Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He is a well known historian of the Jews in Arab lands in the Middle Ages and his publications include over 100 articles and reviews and several books including Under Crescent and Cross: The Jews in the Middle Ages. Since 1986 he has been the director of the Princeton Geniza Project, an on-line database of transcriptions of documents from the Cairo Geniza.