Katherine Aron-Beller: Christian Images and Jewish Desecrators: The History of the Allegation in Manuscript Illustrations, 8 February, 2024

The lecture will lay bare the longevity of Jews doing violence to images of Christ in Christian Art, and will examine how allegations, judicial accusations as well as related charges launched within works of art affected Jewish individuals and communities. Ranging from works of art in the Byzantine Empire in the fifth century to early modern Europe at the end of the seventeenth, it will explore how this allegation was depicted and how it became more sophisticated over time. Speaker: Dr Katherine Aron-Beller, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.


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About Andreas Lehnertz

As a Juniorprofessor of Medieval History specializing in Jewish History at Trier University, I delve into the intricate tapestry of social, cultural, and religious European history. My academic pursuits are centered around the nuanced dynamics of daily Christian-Jewish relations, the exploration of marginal Hebrew and Yiddish charter notes, the study of Jewish as well as general sealing practices, and the profound examination of Jewish craftspeople. I wrote a book about "Jewish Seals in the Medieval German Empire: The Authentication and Self-Representation of Jewish Men and Women" (in German). My expertise has been further honed through my roles as a postdoctoral fellow in the ERC project "Beyond the Elite – Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Europe" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and as a member of the Martin Buber Society in the Humanities and Social Sciences, also at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Currently, I am writing book that delves into the intriguing world of "Jewish Craftspeople in Medieval Ashkenaz." Through my research and publications, I aim to contribute meaningfully to the academic discourse surrounding medieval history, providing valuable insights into the rich tapestry of European history during this pivotal period.

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