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1 Symposium of Research Students: Research of Visual Art In Memory of the late Robert H. Smith June 16th 2010 The Department of the History of Art The Faculty of Humanities The Symposium hosted students from a variety of disciplines focusing on the study of the visual arts from various eras

2 " The course of human history is determined not by what happens in the skies, but by what takes place in the hearts of men and women. It is important to know not only how to make a living, but also how to make a life. We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. " Robert H. Smith, 2006

3 Greetings and Opening Remarks Prof. Israel Bartal, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities Prof. Joseph Patrich, Director of The Robert H. and Clarice Smith Center for Art History

4 Greetings and Opening Remarks Prof. Luba Freedman, Head of The Department of the History of Art Dana Brostowsky Gilboa, Initiator and Organizer of the Symposium

5 Session I The Image of Divinity and the Sacred Space Raanan Y. Eichler: The Symbolism of The Ark of the Covenant's Cherubs in the Ancient Ritual of Israel: Comparative Iconographic Research Michael Shenkar: Religious Iconography in the Pre-Islamic Iranian World: Between Aniconism and Anthropomorphism Neta Bar-Yoseph Bodner: The Church of the Santo Sepolcro, Pisa's Baptistry and The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem Zohar Hanegbi: Inter influences of Synagogue Sacred Furniture between some Ethnic Groups (Ashkenazi, Sefardic and Yemenite) in Jerusalem during the Time of the 'Old Yeshuv' Chaired by Dr. Tallay Ornan

6 Session I The Image of Divinity and the Sacred Space Chaired by Dr. Tallay Ornan Raanan Y. Eichler Michael Shenkar Neta Bar-Yoseph Bodner Zohar Hanegbi

7 Session II Contemporary Issues Reflected in Art Yael Young: The Weapon and the Body: Descriptions of Weapons in Greek Art of the 5th Century B.C.E. Batyah Schachter: Dancers of the Iron Age in Palestine Dana Brostowsky Gilboa: Figurative Images on Mamluk Metalwork in Egypt and Syria in the 13th-14th Centuries Irina Chernetsky: Florence as The New Florence: The City's Image in the Tornabuoni Chapel Chaired by Dr. Sarit Shalev-Eyni

8 Session II Contemporary Issues Reflected in Art Chaired by Dr. Sarit Shalev-Eyni Yael Young Batyah Schachter Irina Chernetsky Dana Brostowsky Gilboa

9 Session III: Representations of the Body: The Animalistic, the Human and the Romantic Sharon Khalifa-Gueta: The Presence of a Dragon in a Painting and Drawing of Saint Jerome by Jacopo Bellini Lotem Pinchover: Family Mosaic: Representations of Parenting in the Mariological Cycle in Post-Iconoclastic Byzantium Alla Tal: The 'Romantic' Element in the Interpretation of the Double Portrait Bernardino Campi Painting Sofonisba Anguissola by Sofonisba Anguissola Sara Benninga: Bruegel's Land of Cockaigne and the Representation of the Curvaceous Body Chaired by Prof. Shalom Sabar

10 Session III: Representations of the Body: The Animalistic, the Human and the Romantic Chaired by Prof. Shalom Sabar Sharon Khalifa-Gueta Lotem Pinchover Alla Tal Sara Benninga

11 Concluding Remarks Dr. Rina Talgam, Head of The Department of the History of Art Dana Brostowsky Gilboa, Initiator and Organizer of the Symposium

12 Plenary Session Patronage and Medieval Art Prof. Linda Safran Donation and Commemoration in Medieval Mediterranean Art Chaired by Prof. Ziva Amishai-Maisels

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14 We thank everyone for making this event possible

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