Joshua Teplitsky is assistant professor of history at Stony Brook University. He specializes in the history of the Jews in Europe in the early modern period, Jewish-Christian interaction, material culture, and the study of books and media. While at the Katz Center, he will research the material dimensions of domestic life in early modern Prague as well as other aspects of the spatial and material dimensions of the cityscape.
Teplitsky received his PhD from New York University. He works on the digital humanities project Footprints, which tracks the movement of individual copies of Jewish books by examining censors’ marks, library stamps, owners’ signatures, bookplates, and handwritten marginalia. He recently received his third Special Initiatives Grant from the American Academy of Jewish Research.
- Prince of the Press: How One Collector Built History's Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library (Yale University Press, 2019)