Prof. Gal Ventura

Gal Ventura
Department of Art History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mandel Building, 247

Gal is a cultural art historian in the Department of Art History at the Hebrew University. Her research, which focuses on 19th-century French art, an epoch of revolutionary political, demographic, and cultural changes, deals with socio-medical aspects of childhood, maternity, breastfeeding, pain, death. Her most recent essays have appeared in Studies in the Maternal; Journal of Social History; Design and Culture; Design for Health; Visual Resources; Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Social History of Medicine, and Journal of Design History. Her new book, due out in 2022, focuses on the history of sleep and examines the historical, cultural, economic, and medical circumstances that led parents to control and normalize their children’s sleep.