Dr Marek Tuszewicki - Epidemics in Jewish folklore and folk medicine: The role of magic
The next panel of our podcast series is dedicated to epidemics in Jewish folk medicine and its starts with the lecture of dr Marek Tuszewicki. He delves into the world of magic with regard to Jewish folklore and folk medicine.
Dr Tuszewicki will tell us how the people once tried to outsmart the epidemics of cholera by carrying the deceased through the window and what power the magic amulets had and what made them special.
Dr Marek Tuszewicki is affiliated with the Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University. His research interests focus among others on Jewish folk culture, Jewish literature and Yiddish language.
The conference is organized within the Global Education Outreach Program.
The conference is supported by Taube Philanthropies, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.