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Presented By: Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies

EIHS Lecture: Stuff and NonSense!

Mike Chin (University of California, Davis) + Rachel Rafael Neis (University of Michigan)

Rachel Rafael Neis (left) and Mike Chin Rachel Rafael Neis (left) and Mike Chin
Rachel Rafael Neis (left) and Mike Chin
Abstract forthcoming.

Mike Chin is associate professor of classics at the University of California, Davis. He earned his PhD from Duke University. Publications include Grammar and Christianity in the Late Roman World (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008) and Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family, co-edited with Caroline T. Schroeder (University of California Press, 2016).

Rachel Rafael Neis is a professor appointed in History and Judaic Studies and core faculty in the Interdepartmental Program in Ancient History at the University of Michigan, where they hold the Jean and Samuel Frankel Chair in Rabbinics. Neis obtained a PhD in Jewish Studies from Harvard University, a Masters in Religious Studies from Boston University, and a law degree from the London School of Economics. They studied painting at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, at Camden Working Men’s College, and throughout their graduate studies. Publications include The Sense of Sight in Rabbinic Culture: Jewish Ways of Seeing in Late Antiquity (Cambridge, 2013) and When a Human Gives Birth to a Raven: Rabbis and the Reproduction of Species (University of California Press, forthcoming).

This event presented by the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. It is made possible in part by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.
Rachel Rafael Neis (left) and Mike Chin Rachel Rafael Neis (left) and Mike Chin
Rachel Rafael Neis (left) and Mike Chin

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