Victor Tiribás

Victor Tiribás

Term:
Academic Year
2022-2023

Contact:
victor.tiribas@sns.it

Victor Tiribás 

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Scuola Normale Superiore


Victor Tiribás is a historian of the early modern Sephardic diaspora with a research focus on intellectual and religious history, as well as history of the book and art history. He received his Ph.D. in Literature, Arts, and History of Medieval and Early Modern Europe from Scuola Normale Superiore and has been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Roma Tre. Over the past years, Tiribás’s articles have appeared in the Jewish Quarterly ReviewJournal of the History of PhilosophyRivista Storica Italiana, and Kroniek van het Rembrandthuis. As a Starr Fellow, he will prepare an annotated translation of Menasseh ben Israel’s Glorious Stone (1655), which will be published by Brill. A critical essay co-authored with Steven Nadler (UW-Madison) will introduce the volume and will solve a long-lasting enigma: why did a few copies of that messianic treatise contain illustrations designed by Rembrandt van Rijn? Combining a close analysis of the rabbi’s text and the artist’s images, this essay will bring to light a hidden chapter in the history of Jewish-Christian relations, exploring a creative partnership between two giants of the seventeenth century.