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Katrin Kogman-Appel
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Katrin Kogman-Appel is the Deputy Dean of Humanities and Social Studies at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, where she also holds the Evelyn Metz Memorial Research Chair in the Department of the Arts. Her research interests concern the relationship between Jewish and Christian art in late Antiquity and on Hebrew manuscript painting. 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 recently published new 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 for the National Jewish Book Award (scholarship). She is currently working on a study of Elisha Cresques ben Abraham, a fourteenth-century Jewish scribe, illuminator, and map maker in Mallorca.