Piet
Van Boxel

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Martin Gruss Fellowship
Dalck and Rose Feith Family Fellowship

Research Topic

Encyclopedia Judaica for non-Jews: Censorship under Pope Gregory XIII

Paulus Fagius’ Latin Translation of Targum Onkelos

For and Against Gersonides: The Reception of Ralbag's Bible Commentaries in the Early Modern Period

Bio

Piet Van Boxel is a Fellow at the Oriental Institute at Oxford University. His current research interests include Hebrew manuscripts and early Hebrew printing with special interest in ecclesiastical censorship of Hebrew books in 16th Century Italy. His article “Hebrew Books and Censorship in Sixteenth-Century Italy,”  is forthcoming in 2013. At the Katz Center, Piet will research on the reception of Gersonides’(1299-1344) Bible commentaries during the early modern era.

Fellowship

2005–2006

Studying all facets of the Jewish book—treating it as a historical agent in Jewish culture and as a medium of exchange within the larger cultures in which Jews have lived.

1999–2000

Devoting an entire year of study to the subject of Christian Hebraism, especially in early modern Europe.