Center for Italian Studies
Department of Religious Studies
at the University of Pennsylvania


Visiting Scholar, Religious Studies, Penn

who will talk on

Fra Girolamo Savonarola
and His Women Followers

5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Cherpack Lounge - 543 Williams Hall
255 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Reception to follow

Tamar Herzig is currently a visiting scholar at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D., Summa cum laude, in History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2005 with a dissertation on Holy Women, Male Promoters, and Savonarolan Piety in Northern Italy, c. 1498-1545. She has been the recipient of many scholarships and awards. Her articles include: The Rise and Fall of a Savonarolan Visionary: Lucia Brocadelli's Contribution to the Piagnone Movement (Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte / Archive for Reformation History 95 [2004], pp. 34-60); The Demons' Reaction to Sodomy: Witchcraft and Homosexuality in Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola's "Strix" (Sixteenth Century Journal 34:1 [April 2003], pp. 53-72). Dr. Herzig also contributed to the book L'Italia dell'inquisitore. Storia e geografia dell'Italia del Cinquecento nella Descrittione di Leandro Alberti with her chapter on Fra Leandro Alberti and the Savonarolan Movement in Northern Italy.