Jewish History Seminar, Arye Maimon Institut for Jewish History – Mailing List

The Arye Maimon Institute of Jewish History at Trier University holds a regular “Jewish History Seminar” to discuss current research in medieval and early modern Jewish history. It generally takes place in person and online on Mondays between 6 and 8 pm (European time). Its ‘hybrid’ format makes it possible to involve people from all over the globe to take part. If you are interested in joining us, please send an e-mail to cluse [at] uni-trier [dot] de. 

Der „Arbeitskreis Jüdische Geschichte“ des Arye Maimon-Instituts trifft sich regelmäßig online und in Präsenz, um aktuelle Forschungen zur jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit zu diskutieren. Die Diskussionsabende finden in der Regel montags zwischen 18 und 20 Uhr MEZ statt. Das „hybride“ Format macht es möglich, Interessierte aus allen Teilen der Welt zu beteiligen. Wer Interesse an der Teilnahme hat, wende sich bitte per Mail an cluse [at] uni-trier [dot] de. 

New Issue of the Journal Aschkenas

The new issue of Aschkenas 34.1 (2024) has an article by Maria Stürzebecher about “Das Jüdisch-Mittelalterliche Erbe in Erfurt auf der Welterbeliste”: On September 17, 2023, the Jewish Medieval Heritage in Erfurt was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List at the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee chaired by Saudi Arabia in Riyadh. This brought a decades-long process to its provisional conclusion, in which research into the history of the Jewish community in Erfurt in the Middle Ages and its material evidence had been intensified in preparation for the World Heritage application and also during the evaluation, thus leading to a great increase in knowledge. This process should and must continue, but an (interim) conclusion can be drawn in this paper.

Talk: Reima Välimäki: What Constitutes a Medieval Persecution? Approaching Acts of Persecution from a Modelling Perspective

17 June 2024

Within the Colloquium “Arbeitskreis für Jüdische Geschichte des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit,”Reima Välimäki will speak about “What Constitutes a Medieval Persecution? Approaching Acts of Persecution from a Modelling Perspective” at Trier University, 18:15 CET. For a Zoom link, please register with or