Professor Moshe Sluhovsky is the Vigevani Chair in European Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the former chair of the Department of History and of the university’s Amirim honors program. Prior to beginning his career at Hebrew University, Professor Sluhovsky taught at Caltech and UCLA. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history at The Hebrew University and his Ph.D. at Princeton University. Currently an Advanced Research Distinguished Fellow at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Professor Sluhovsky was previously a fellow of the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Davis Center at Princeton University.
Professor Sluhovsky’s principal research interests concern the religious history of early modern Europe. He places particular emphasis on how the religious changes that took place during the Reformation and subsequent Catholic Reformation of the 16th and 17th centuries impacted men and women differently. Among his many published works on religious history, Professor Sluhovsky is the author of Patroness of Paris: Rituals of Devotion in Late Medieval and Early Modern France, and Believe not Every Spirit: Demonic Possession, Mysticism, and Discernment in Early Modern Catholicism. He has also written five Hebrew textbooks on the Protestant and Catholic Reformations and on magic and popular culture in early modern Europe. He is currently completing a book tentatively titled, Practices of the Self: Modern Subjecthood and Early Modern Catholicism.