Prof. Rivka Feldhay

Honorary member of the ZfL, Associate Professor at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at the Tel Aviv University (Israel)


Rivka Feldhay has been Professor of History of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University since 1997. The Israeli historian of science is the research director of the Minerva Humanities Center Tel Aviv and served as a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin as well as at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. In addition to being an expert on the history of science in the Early Modern period, Feldhay has also acted as a proponent of German-Israeli academic partnerships for over 25 years. She worked together with the ZfL on the project “Metamorphoses. Experience, Representation and Performance between Renaissance, Baroque, and Enlightened Europe.” She became an Honorary Member of the ZfL in 2015.


Events with Rivka Feldhay at the ZfL


Edited volumes and special issues (Selection)

Articles (Selection)

  • Catholic Europe and Sixteenth-Century Science: A Path to Modernity?, in: Yohanan Friedman, Christoph Markschies (eds.): Religious Responses to Modernity. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter 2021, 49–63
  • Literary Knowledge between Transition and Migration. The Case of Dostoevsky in Israel, in: Wendy Doniger, Peter Galison, Susan Neiman (eds.): What Reason Promises: Essays on Reason, Nature and History. Berlin: De Gruyter 2016, 195–205
  • The Simulation of Nature and the Dissimulation of the Law on a Baroque Stage. Galileo and the Church Revisited, in: Ofer Gal, Raz Chen-Morris (eds.): Science in the Age of Baroque. Berlin: Springer 2013, 285–303
  • Opinion and Faith in the Transition from the Middle Ages to Early Modernity, in: Avital Wohlman, Yossef Schwartz (eds.): The Christian Poet of Zion. Memory Book to Father Marcel Dubois. Jerusalem: The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute 2012
  • Wissenschaft in kleinen und großen Ländern, in: David Gugerli, Michael Hagner, Philipp Sarasin, Jakob Tanner (eds.): Nach Feierabend. Zürcher Jahrbuch für Wissensgeschichte 6, Zürich: Diaphanes 2010, 181–215


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