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David H. Price

Professor of Jewish Studies
Professor of History

David H. Price, Professor of Jewish Studies, specializes in the history of the Renaissance and Reformation. He has written or edited some ten books on a variety of topics, including early modern theater, Neo-Latin poetry, Renaissance visual art, the English Bible, and the history of Christian-Jewish relations. He is currently working on a new book, “Defending Judaism / Redefining Christianity, 1500-1789.”

He served as a professor at Yale University, the University of Texas at Austin, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, before joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 2016. His teaching focuses on European history, 1400-1650; Renaissance; Reformation; Christian-Jewish relations; history of the arts (visual and literary); history of Christianity; and the history of the Bible (Jewish and Christian).