The Department of the Arts
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Katrin Kogman-Appel, is an Alexander von Humboldt Professor for Jewish Studies at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münsterm and previously taught at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (1996–2015). She has published work on medieval Jewish art and is particlarly interested in Hebrew manuscript illumination and its cultural and social contexts. She is the author of “Jewish Book Art Between Islam and Christianity” (E. J. Brill 2004), and of “Illuminated Haggadot from Medieval Spain” (Pennsylvania State University Press 2007), which won the Premio del Rey Prize of the American Historical Association in 2009. She also contributed to a facsimile edition of the Washington Haggadah for Harvard University Press. A Mahzor from Worms. Art and Religion in a Medieval Jewish Community, a monograph on the Leipzig Mahzor (Harvard University Press, 2012) was a finalist of the National Jewish Book Award (scholarship). She is currently working on a study on Elisha Cresques ben Abraham, a fourteenth-century Jewish scribe, illuminator, and map maker in Mallorca.