Changing Minds: Geographic Discoveries and New Worlds through the Eyes of a Renaissance Jewish Scholar
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Professor Lelli will introduce the fascinating manuscript of Abraham Abraham ben Mordecai Farissol's 16th c geographical treatise, Iggeret orhot ʻolam (LJS 499; 1524) the first modern Hebrew work on geography with a special interest in the Jewish dispersion, and also the first Hebrew writing that mentions the New World.
This lecture is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania.