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Joshua Teplitsky Assistant Professor History College of Arts and Sciences


Joshua Teplitsky's work focuses on Jewish history in Central Europe in the early modern period (16th–18th centuries) with an emphasis on the city of Prague. He studies the relationship between Jews and their surrounding societies -- as well as the social, cultural, and intellectual exchanges between Jews and Christians. Joshua is also an expert and  author  about the study of books, printing, and media, and digital humanities.  He is currently researching the history of epidemic disease, and is planning a book about the outbreak of the plague in early modern Prague and its impact on Jewish life.  The American Academy for Jewish Research recently named him  the winner of its 2019 Salo Baron Prize for his book,  Prince of the Press: How One Collector Built History’s Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library.


  • Ph.D. New York University
  • BA Yeshiva University