University / institution contact details
Position: Lecturer/ProfessorFaculty of arts, Charles University, Praguekulta), Univerzita Karlova v Praze (Charles University)
Prague Centre for Jewish Studies / Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Nám. Jana Palacha 2,
Teaches (T) and/or researches (R) in:
1. Bible and Related Literature: T
7: Medieval exegesis: T
2. History of the Jewish People: TR
Early Modern: TR
3. Religion and Religious Movements: TR
Rabbinic Judaism: TR
4. Jewish Thought and Philosophy: T
5. Rabbinic Literature: T
39: Medieval: T
6. Literature (other than Biblical and Rabbinic): TR
Early modern (including scientific, poetry): TR
10. Jewish Studies and Resources: TR
Hebrew Printing: TR
Doc. PhDr. Pavel Sládek, Ph.D. is associate professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic). He is a co-founder of the Prague Centre for Jewish Studies (2012) and since 2014 he serves as the director of the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. In 2012, he was a fellow at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Jewish Studies, University of Pennsylvania and in 2016 he was awarded the Katherine F. Pantzer Jr. Fellowship in Descriptive Bibliography at Houghton Library, Harvard University. Since 2014 he serves as a member of the executive committee of the European Association for Jewish Studies.
Medieval and early modern rabbinic literature and Jewish thought
History of material text
Hebrew print (1510–1630)
Jewish intellectual history in the sixteenth century and the “New Science”
“A Sixteenth-Century Rabbi as a Published Author: The Early Editions of Rabbi Mordecai Jaffe´s Levushim”, in: Francesca Bregoli – David Ruderman (eds.), Connecting Histories: Jews and Their Others in the Early Modern Period, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019, pp. 49-66.
\"Moses ben Aaron Morawczyk and his Treatise ´On the System of Education´ (1634/35)\", Judaica Bohemiae 53 (2018), no. 2, pp. 77-116.
\"Sixteenth-Century Makers of Printed Books and Shaping of Late Renaissance Jewish Literacy\", in Bronner, Simon J. - Battegay, Caspar (eds.), Connected Jews: Expressions of Community in Analogue and Digital Age (Jewish Cultural Studies 6), London: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2018, pp. 45-68.
\"Admiration and Fear: New Perspectives on the Personality of the Maharal\", Judaica Bohemiae 52 (2017), no. 2, pp. 5-31.
“Typography and the Strategies of Reading: The Lesson of Tzemah David (1592)”, Judaica Bohemiae 51 (2016), no. 1, pp. 65–95.
“Early Modern Ethnographies of Jews: An Unpublished Book on Jewish Mores by the Czech Catholic Priest Karel Jugl”, Frankfurter Judaistische Beiträge 40 (2015), Themenband: Frankfurtʼs ʻJewish Notabiliaʼ (ʻJüdische Merckwürdigkeitenʼ): Ethnographic Views of Urban Jewry in Central Europe around 1700, pp. 167–198.
„R. Judah Loew – Theologian with Humanistic Bias: His Social Attitudes and His Anthropology“, in: Elchanan Reiner (ed.), Maharal – Overtures: Biography, Doctrine, Influence, Jerusalem: The Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History, 2015, pp. 275–304 (in Hebrew).
“The printed book in 15th- and 16th-century Jewish culture”, in: Sixtová, Olga (ed.), Hebrew Print in Prague (1512–2012), Prague: Jewish Museum – Academia, 2012, pp. 3–25.